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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 11 September 2014


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Modern Slavery Bill Committee 163-193


Public Bill Committee


Modern Slavery Bill


Diana Johnson


Mr David Hanson


Phil Wilson




To move the following Clause—


“Duty on large UK companies to report efforts to eradicate modern slavery and


forced labour



The Secretary of State must, not later than 5 October 2015—



make regulations under section 416(4) of the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46)


requiring the directors’ report of a company to contain such information


as may be specified in the regulations about modern slavery and forced


labour in the supply chain for which the company is responsible, or



lay before Parliament a report explaining why no such regulations have


been made.



Regulations made under section (1)(a) must be in force in relation to quoted


companies by 6 January 2016 and in relation to large private companies as the


Secretary of State believes to be appropriate by 2 January 2018.



Subsection (1)(a) is complied with if regulations are made containing provision


in relation to the company’s reporting of work in the following areas—



verification and evaluation of supply chains to address the risks of


modern slavery and forced labour;



auditing of suppliers;



certification of goods and services purchased from suppliers;



accountability for modern slavery issues within the company; and



staff training and qualification.


Notices of Amendments: 11 September 2014                



Modern Slavery Bill, continued



No regulations made under this section shall apply to small companies as defined


by section 381 of the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46).”





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