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(b)    

a durable solution for the child has been found based on an individual

 

assessment of the best interests of the child.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment provides for child trafficking advocates to be appointed for children who are

 

believed to be victims of human trafficking and slavery so that their best interests are represented.

 

The amendment sets out the minimum responsibilities of the advocates ensuring the advocates will

 

have a strong and recognised statutory authority. The amendment includes the power for

 

advocates to appoint and instruct the child’s legal representatives where appropriate.

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Fiona Bruce

 

100

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  5,  leave out subsections (2), (3), (4) and (5).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment is consequential on amendment 99.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Teather

 

60

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  7,  leave out “any person who” and insert “any organisation

 

that”

 

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).

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Teather

 

61

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A child trafficking advocate may be an employee of—

 

(a)    

an independent statutory body; or

 

(b)    

a recognised charitable organisastion.”

 

Sarah Teather

 

93

 

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

 

advocates”


 
 

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Sarah Teather

 

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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”

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Teather

 

59

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  19,  at end add—

 

‘(e)    

requiring advocates to act for the child when he lacks the legal capacity

 

to do so and also ensure that other service providers act in his best

 

interests and provide him with the necessary services and support to meet

 

the Government’s obligations under the Council of Europe Convention

 

and EU Anti-Trafficking Directive.”

 

Mark Durkan

 

Sarah Teather

 

62

 

Clause  41,  page  28,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Secretary of State must publish guidance that defines the role, functions and

 

responsibilities of the child trafficking advocates.”

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

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Fiona Bruce

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

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Page  28,  line  23,  leave out Clause 42.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on New Clause 29.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

Diana Johnson

 

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Clause  43,  page  28,  line  40,  leave out “with functions under relevant

 

arrangements”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Diana Johnson

 

103

 

Clause  43,  page  28,  line  41,  after “trafficking”, insert “or slavery”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Diana Johnson

 

104

 

Clause  43,  page  29,  line  1,  after (2) insert “Unless and”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Diana Johnson

 

105

 

Clause  43,  page  29,  line  2,  after “determined”, insert “and no challenges to that

 

determination are pending”

 

Sarah Champion

 

Diana Johnson

 

106

 

Clause  43,  page  29,  line  2,  leave out from “for” to “that” in line 3.

 

Sarah Champion

 

Diana Johnson

 

102

 

Clause  43,  page  29,  line  5,  leave out subparagraph (3).

 


 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

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Schedule  4,  page  43,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“Street Offences Act 1959

 

(10)    

Omit section 1.”


 
 

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Karen Bradley

 

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Schedule  4,  page  44,  line  3,  at end insert “, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (e) for “(da)” substitute “(db)””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes a further amendment to the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 in

 

consequence of the amendment made to that Act by paragraph 4 of Schedule 4.

 

Karen Bradley

 

23

 

Schedule  4,  page  44,  line  12,  leave out “paragraph” and insert “paragraphs

 

31(2)(b) and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment repeals a provision which is redundant in consequence of amendment 22.

 

Karen Bradley

 

24

 

Schedule  4,  page  44,  line  25,  leave out from beginning to end of line 26 and

 

insert—

 

    “( )  

Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Serious Crime Act 2007 (serious offences: England

 

and Wales) is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

After paragraph 1 insert—

 

“Slavery etc

 

1A         

An offence under section 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014

 

(slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour).”

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 2—”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment amends the Serious Crime Act 2007 so that an offence under clause 1 will be a

 

serious criminal offence for the purposes of Part 1 of that Act (power to make serious crime

 

prevention orders against a person who has been involved in serious crime).

 

Karen Bradley

 

25

 

Schedule  4,  page  45,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

 

9A  (1)  

The Administration of Justice Act 1970 is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In section 41(8) (enforcement of orders for compensation etc) for “or 13A”

 

substitute “, 13A or 13B”.

 

      (3)  

In Part 1 of Schedule 9 (enforcement of orders for compensation etc) after

 

paragraph 13A insert—

 

“13B      

Where under section 8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014 a court

 

makes a slavery and trafficking reparation order.”

 

Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

 

9B  (1)  

Section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (recovery of fines by deduction

 

from certain benefits) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for “or unlawful profit order” substitute “, an unlawful profit

 

order or a slavery and trafficking reparation order”.


 
 

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      (3)  

In subsection (3)(b), for “or unlawful profit order” substitute “, an unlawful

 

profit order or a slavery and trafficking reparation order”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (4), after the definition of “prescribed” insert—

 

““slavery and trafficking reparation order” means an order under section

 

8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014;”.

 

Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (c. 27)

 

9C         

In paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act

 

1997 (exempted payments), for “2000 or” substitute “2000, section 8 of the

 

Modern Slavery Act 2014,”.

 

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

 

9D         

In section 133(3)(c) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

 

(review of compensation orders), for the words from “a confiscation order” to

 

the end substitute “any or all of the following made against him in the same

 

proceedings—

 

(i)    

a confiscation order under Part 6 of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988 or Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime

 

Act 2002;

 

(ii)    

an unlawful profit order under section 4 of the

 

Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013;

 

(iii)    

a slavery and trafficking reparation order under

 

section 8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014; or”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 26 make amendments of legislation consequential on the

 

provisions about reparation orders in clauses 8 to 10. They provide for reparation orders to be

 

treated in a similar way to compensation orders under section 130 of the Powers of Criminal

 

Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000.

 

Karen Bradley

 

26

 

Schedule  4,  page  45,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“15      

In Schedule 11 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (amendments), omit

 

paragraph 37(3).

 

Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

 

16  (1)  

Schedule 5 to the Courts Act 2003 (collection of fines and other sums imposed

 

on conviction) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 2(2)—

 

(a)    

omit the “and” at the end of the definition of “a sum required to be paid

 

by a compensation order”;

 

(b)    

after the definition of “a sum required to be paid by an unlawful profit

 

order” insert—

 

““a sum required to be paid by a slavery and trafficking reparation

 

order” means any sum required to be paid by an order made

 

under section 8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014.”

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 7A(1) for “or an unlawful profit order” substitute “, an unlawful

 

profit order or a slavery and trafficking reparation order”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 13(1)(aa)—

 

(a)    

for “or a sum” substitute “, a sum”;


 
 

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(b)    

after “unlawful profit order” insert “or a sum required to be paid by a

 

slavery and trafficking reparation order”;

 

(c)    

in sub-paragraph (i) for “or the” substitute “, the”;

 

(d)    

in that sub-paragraph after “unlawful profit order” insert “or the

 

amount required to be paid by the slavery and trafficking reparation

 

order”.

 

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

 

17         

In section 151(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (orders for persistent

 

offenders previously fined) after “2013” insert “or a slavery and trafficking

 

reparation order under section 8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014”.

 

18  (1)  

Section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (court’s duty to order payment

 

of surcharge) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) for the words from “a” to “both)” substitute “one or

 

more of a compensation order, an unlawful profit order and a slavery

 

and trafficking reparation order”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b) for the words from “and appropriate compensation”

 

to the end substitute “and appropriate amounts under such of those

 

orders as it would be appropriate to make”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (5) for “this section” substitute “this section —

 

“slavery and trafficking reparation order” means an order under section

 

8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014, and”.

 

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43)

 

19         

In paragraph 1 of Schedule 10 to the Health and Social Care (Community

 

Health and Standards) Act 2003 (recovery of NHS charges: exempted

 

payments)—

 

(a)    

omit “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (b);

 

(b)    

at the end of sub-paragraph (c) insert “or

 

(d)    

section 8 of the Modern Slavery Act 2014 (slavery

 

and trafficking reparation orders).”

 

Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 (c. 3)

 

20         

In the Schedule to the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013

 

(amendments), omit paragraphs 2, 5(2)(a) and (3), 9, 26 and 30(2).”

 



 
 

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Karen Bradley

 

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Clause  49,  page  31,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for any of the provisions of this

 

Act to extend, with or without modifications, to any of the Channel Islands or to

 

the Isle of Man.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables provisions of the Bill to be extended to any of the Channel Islands or to

 

the Isle of Man, by Order in Council.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Karen Bradley

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“Slavery and trafficking prevention orders: requirement to provide name and

 

address

 

(1)    

A slavery and trafficking prevention order may (as well as imposing prohibitions

 

on the defendant) require the defendant to comply with subsections (3) to (6).

 

(2)    

It may do so only if the court is satisfied that the requirement is necessary for the

 

purpose of protecting persons generally, or particular persons, from the physical

 

or psychological harm which would be likely to occur if the defendant committed

 

a slavery or human trafficking offence.

 

(3)    

Before the end of the period of 3 days beginning with the day on which a slavery

 

and trafficking prevention order requiring the defendant to comply with

 

subsections (3) to (6) is first served the defendant must, in the way specified in

 

the order, notify the person specified in the order of the relevant matters.

 

(4)    

The relevant matters are—

 

(a)    

the defendant’s name and, where the defendant uses one or more other

 

names, each of those names, and

 

(b)    

the defendant’s home address.

 

(5)    

If while the defendant is subject to the order the defendant—

 

(a)    

uses a name which has not been notified under the order, or

 

(b)    

changes home address,

 

    

the defendant must, in the way specified in the order, notify the person specified

 

in the order of the new name or the new home address.

 

(6)    

The notification must be given before the end of the period of 3 days beginning

 

with the day on which the defendant uses the name or changes home address.

 

(7)    

Where the order requires the defendant to notify the Director General of the

 

National Crime Agency or an immigration officer, the Director General or the

 

officer must give details of any notification to the chief officer of police for each

 

relevant police area.


 
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