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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

 

NC36

 

To move the following Clause—

 

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

 

forced labour

 

(1)    

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

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

lay before Parliament a report explaining why no such regulations have

 

been made.

 

(2)    

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.

 

(3)    

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—

 

(a)    

verification and evaluation of supply chains to address the risks of

 

modern slavery and forced labour;

 

(b)    

auditing of suppliers;

 

(c)    

certification of goods and services purchased from suppliers;

 

(d)    

accountability for modern slavery issues within the company; and

 

(e)    

staff training and qualification.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 11 September 2014                

196

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

(4)    

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

 

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

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 11 September:

 

NC31.

 


 
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