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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 2 September 2014

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

34-61

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Modern Slavery Bill


 

Sarah Teather

 

87

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

An order will be “necessary” for the purposes of subsection (2)(b) where—

 

(a)    

there is insufficient evidence to bring a prosecution, but there is clear

 

evidence of future risk of commission of trafficking or slavery offences,

 

(b)    

the defendant(s) have been convicted of offences linked to trafficking or

 

slavery overseas (but not an equivalent overseas offence under section

 

17(4)) and where there is evidence of a future risk of offending involving

 

slavery or trafficking,

 

(c)    

the defendant(s) have been charged, but not convicted of a slavery or

 

trafficking offence, and protection from the risk of the commission of a

 

slavery or trafficking offence cannot be achieved by bail conditions

 

alone, or

 

(d)    

the defendant(s) are part of or affiliated with a group or organisation

 

engaged in slavery or trafficking offences and whose core offenders are

 

currently being prosecuted.’

 

Sarah Teather

 

88

 

Clause  39,  page  27,  line  14,  leave out from “characteristics” to end of line 15 and

 

insert “shall include, but not be limited to, age, family relationships, disability, position

 

of dependency, language skills, ethnicity, national origin, religious background, and any

 

mental or physical illness.”

 

Sarah Teather

 

89

 

Schedule  3,  page  38,  line  15,  leave out paragraph 14.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 September 2014                  

64

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Sarah Teather

 

90

 

Schedule  3,  page  38,  line  30,  leave out paragraphs 16 and 17.

 

Sarah Teather

 

91

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  3,  after “advocates”, insert “and separated children

 

advocates”

 

Sarah Teather

 

92

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  4,  after “trafficking”, insert “and all separated children”

 

Sarah Teather

 

93

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  11,  after “advocates”, insert “and separated children

 

advocates”

 

Sarah Teather

 

94

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  14,  after “advocate”, insert “or separated children

 

advocate”

 

Sarah Teather

 

95

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  15,  after “advocate”, insert “or separated children

 

advocate”

 

Sarah Teather

 

96

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  17,  after “advocates”, insert “or separated children

 

advocates”

 

Sarah Teather

 

97

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  19,  after “advocates”, insert “or separated children

 

advocates”

 

Sarah Teather

 

NC22

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“National referral mechanism

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must by order establish a mechanism for the identification

 

and protection of victims of modern slavery offences as defined in Part 1 of this

 

Act.

 

(2)    

In establishing the mechanism the Secretary of State must have regard to the the

 

desirability of making provision for the following matters—

 

(a)    

the means and process for the identification and referral to the

 

mechanism of potential victims of modern slavery;

 

(b)    

the provision to a child of an advocate in accordance with section 41 of

 

this Act, if no such advocate has already been appointed upon

 

identification of the child as a victim or referral to the mechanism;


 
 

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Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

(c)    

the appropriate stages in the formal identification process of a victim of

 

modern slavery, the tests to be applied at each stage, and the timescales

 

within which each stage must be completed;

 

(d)    

the suitability, qualification and necessary training of a person or

 

organisation to fulfil the processes at paragraphs (2)(a) or (c);

 

(e)    

the principle that an organisation whose functions include determining

 

asylum and immigration is unsuitable to deal with the matters referred to

 

in paragraph (c).

 

(f)    

the care assistance or services which shall be provided as a minimum to

 

all potential and formally identified victims of modern slavery;

 

(g)    

the provision of an internal review and appeal of a decision under

 

paragraphs (2)(a) or (c).”

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC23

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“Enabling provision to enable the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to tackle

 

modern day slavery

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall undertake a review of the Gangmasters Licensing

 

Authority’s remit with regard to section 2 of the Act and the necessity and

 

evidence for an extension of work covered by the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act

 

2004, and lay a report in both Houses of Parliament within one year of this Bill

 

obtaining Royal Assent.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend section 3 of the Gangmasters

 

(Licensing) Act 2004 to include other areas of work where the Secretary of State

 

believes abuse and exploitation of workers or modern slavery or trafficking may

 

be taking place.”

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

NC24

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers

 

(1)    

All overseas and domestic workers including those working for staff of

 

diplomatic missions shall be entitled to—

 

(a)    

change their employer (but not work sector) while in the United

 

Kingdom;

 

(b)    

renew their domestic worker or diplomatic domestic worker visa for a

 

period not exceeding six months as long as they remain in employment

 

and are able to support themselves adequately without recourse to public

 

funds;

 

(c)    

a three month temporary visa permitting them to live in the United

 

Kingdom for the purposes of seeking alternative employment as an

 

overseas domestic worker where there is evidence that the worker has

 

been a victim of modern slavery.”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 September 2014                  

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Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Michael Connarty

 

Sarah Teather

 

Sarah Champion

 

Mike Keane

 

Sir Andrew Stunell

 

Mark Durkan

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

98

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  8,  at end add “and who must act in the child’s best

 

interests.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment makes clear that the fundamental duty of any child’s advocate is to act in the

 

child’s best interests, including where a child is not able to identify or ariticulate their own best

 

interest (for example, as a result of being groomed and/or exploited).

 


 
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