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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 4 September 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Modern Slavery Bill


 

[FOURTH and fIFTH Sittings]


 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Diana Johnson

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not selected  44

 

Page  2,  line  1,  leave out Clause 2.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Diana Johnson

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Sarah Champion

 

Not called  54

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

is in a situation where their employment could reasonably be constituted

 

as slavery, wherever in the world they are employed, if their employment

 

is related to services or goods for sale in the UK”.

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Withdrawn  31

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  19,  leave out from “(5)” to the end of line 20 and insert—

 

“where”—

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment removes the burden on the prosecution to demonstrate that an offender chose the

 

victim because of his or her particular vulnerability.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  after “she”, insert “is a child,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with amendments 2, 3 and 4, relate to the definition of groups who can

 

be exploited without force, threats or deception because they were selected due to particular


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 4 September 2014        

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Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

vulnerability. The amendments apply this to a child rather than a young person, and are intended

 

as a clarification.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out “is young”

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Not called  32

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  leave out “young” and insert “a child”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment removes the burden on the prosecution to demonstrate that an offender chose the

 

victim because of his or her particular vulnerability and clarifies that this section applies to

 

children under the age of 18.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  23,  at beginning insert “an adult, or”

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Not called  33

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out “a person” and insert “an adult”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment is consequential on inserting a specific reference to a child in this subsection.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out “youth”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment is consequential on inserting a specific reference to a child in this subsection.

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

In this section—

 

“child” means any person below 18 years of age;

 

“services” or “benefits of any kind” can include forced begging or criminal

 

activities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment clarifies the definition of a child and some of the types of behaviour which can be

 

included under the clause.

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Diana Johnson

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not selected  45

 

Page  2,  line  27,  leave out Clause 3.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 4 September 2014        

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Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to on division.

 


 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Not selected  46

 

Page  3,  line  25,  leave out Clause 4.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Withdrawn  64

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

A person guilty of an offence under section (Procuring sex for payment) is liable

 

on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or

 

a fine or both.”

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Not selected  47

 

Page  3,  line  31,  leave out Clause 5.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 9 September at 9.25 am


 
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