Session 2014 - 15
Internet Publications
Other Bills before Parliament


 
 

9

 

House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 9 September 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Modern Slavery Bill


 

[Sixth and Seventh Sittings]


 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Not selected  48

 

Page  4,  line  7,  leave out Clause 6.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 7 to 9 Agreed to.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  34,  leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

 

“(d)    

the reference in section 133(3)(c)(iii) to a slavery and trafficking

 

reparation order under section 8 were to a compensation order under

 

section 130 of that Act;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the amendment to section 133(3)(c) of the Powers of Criminal

 

Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 made by paragraph 9D of Schedule 4 (as inserted by amendment

 

25).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

 

Withdrawn  70

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  25,  leave out “or ought to have known”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9 September 2014        

10

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

 

Withdrawn  66

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  34,  leave out “senior”

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

 

Not called  67

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  17,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  23,  after “waters” insert “or in international waters that do

 

not form part of the territorial sea of any State”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables law enforcement officers to exercise enforcement powers in relation to

 

stateless vessels in international waters that do not form part of the territorial sea of any State,

 

where a modern slavery offence is suspected.

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not called  28

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  44,  at end add—

 

“(6A)    

The Secretary of State shall set out in a published memorandum how the authority

 

under subsection (3) is to be exercised.”

 

Mark Durkan

 

Negatived on division  58

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  4,  at end add—

 

“(7A)    

The Secretary of State shall, by way of regulations—

 

(a)    

establish means to ensure that trends in maritime trafficking and forced

 

labour in the UK and international waters are identified and tracked;

 

(b)    

establish means to ensure that intelligence and information on maritime

 

trafficking and forced labour are communicated to the enforcement

 

officers set out in this provision;

 

(c)    

establish means to ensure that co-ordination and intelligence sharing in

 

relation to maritime trafficking and forced labour occurs between the


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9 September 2014        

11

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

agencies responsible for the enforcement officers as set out in this

 

provision;

 

(d)    

establish means to ensure that enforcement officers set out in this

 

provision are aware of their responsibilities to potential and actual

 

victims of trafficking and forced labour;

 

(e)    

receive bi-annual reports from the agencies responsible for the

 

enforcement officers in relation to their attempts to identify and disrupt

 

maritime trafficking and forced labour, and to assist the victims.”

 

Mark Durkan

 

Negatived on division  57

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  11,  at end add “ and all territorial waters of the United

 

Kingdom including its dependencies and territories.”

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not called  27

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

The Secretary of State must submit a report annually to Parliament on the use of

 

sections 11, 12 and 13 of this Act in the previous 12 months.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

 

Withdrawn  69

 

Schedule  1,  page  33,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Any person refusing to disclose such information shall be guilty of an offence and

 

shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale,

 

or imprisonment for up to six months.”

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 14 Agreed to.

 

Clause 15 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Withdrawn  76

 

Clause  16,  page  12,  line  12,  after “satisfied”, insert “beyond reasonable doubt”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9 September 2014        

12

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

 

Withdrawn  68

 

Clause  16,  page  12,  line  26,  at end add “or

 

(c)    

who the chief officer believes has been to it previously or had

 

connections with the area.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 17 to 19 Agreed to.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

where the order was made on an application under section 16 by the

 

Director General of the National Crime Agency (“the Director General”),

 

the Director General.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the Director General of the National Crime Agency to apply to the

 

appropriate court to vary, renew or discharge a slavery and trafficking prevention order.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  24,  after “defendant” insert “or require the defendant to

 

comply with section (Slavery and trafficking prevention orders: requirement to provide

 

name and address)(3) to (6)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that a slavery and trafficking prevention order may be varied to require

 

the defendant to provide details of his or her name and address if the tests in clause 20(4) are met.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(b)    

may require the defendant to comply with section (Slavery and

 

trafficking prevention orders: requirement to provide name and address)

 

(3) to (6) only if the court is satisfied that the requirement is necessary for

 

that purpose.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that a renewed or varied slavery and trafficking prevention order may

 

require the defendant to provide details of his or her name and address only if the court is satisfied

 

it is necessary for the purpose in clause 20(4)(b).

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not called  77

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  24,  after “satisfied”, insert “beyond reasonable doubt”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9 September 2014        

13

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  20,  page  16,  line  1,  leave out from beginning to “to” in line 2 and insert

 

“Where an immigration officer or the Director General makes an application under this

 

section, the officer or the Director General must give notice of the application”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Director General of the National Crime Agency to notify the relevant

 

chief officer of police of an application by the Director General to vary, renew or discharge a

 

slavery and trafficking prevention order.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  20,  page  16,  line  4,  after “officer” insert “or the Director General”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 10.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Withdrawn  78

 

Clause  21,  page  16,  line  37,  leave out “it just” and insert “there is sufficient

 

evidence”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  21,  page  16,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The order may (as well as imposing prohibitions on the defendant) require the

 

defendant to comply with subsections (3) to (6) of section (Slavery and trafficking

 

prevention orders: requirement to provide name and address).

 

    

If it does, those subsections apply as if references to a slavery and trafficking

 

prevention order were to an interim slavery and trafficking prevention order.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables an interim slavery and trafficking prevention order to require the

 

defendant to provide details of his or her name and address.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 22 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Withdrawn  80

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  line  35,  leave out “an” and insert “a senior”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9 September 2014        

14

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not called  79

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  line  40,  after first “a” insert “sufficiently serious”

 

Sarah Teather

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Not called  81

 

Clause  24,  page  18,  line  30,  after “satisfied”, insert “beyond reasonable doubt”

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Diana Johnson

 

Phil Wilson

 

Withdrawn  124

 

Clause  24,  page  29,  line  3,  after subsection (6) add—

 

“(7)    

The Secretary of State shall publish statutory guidance on the measures that may

 

be included in a slavery and trafficking risk order within one month of this Act

 

receiving Royal Assent.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 25 Agreed to.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  26,  page  19,  line  42,  at end insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 9 September 2014        

15

 

Modern Slavery Bill, continued

 
 

“( )    

where the order was made on an application by the Director General of

 

the National Crime Agency (“the Director General”), the Director

 

General.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the Director General of the National Crime Agency to apply to the

 

appropriate court to vary, renew or discharge a slavery and trafficking risk order.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  5,  after “defendant” insert “or require the defendant to

 

comply with section (Slavery and trafficking risk orders: requirement to provide name

 

and address)(3) to (6)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that a slavery and trafficking risk order may be varied to require the

 

defendant to provide details of his or her name and address if the tests in clause 26(4) are met.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(b)    

may require the defendant to comply with section (Slavery and

 

trafficking risk orders: requirement to provide name and address)(3) to

 

(6) only if the court is satisfied that the requirement is necessary for that

 

purpose.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that a renewed or varied slavery and trafficking prevention order may

 

require the defendant to provide details of his or her name and address only if the court is satisfied

 

it is necessary for the purpose in clause 26(4)(b).

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  20,  leave out from beginning to “to” in line 21 and insert

 

“Where an immigration officer or the Director General makes an application under this

 

section, the officer or the Director General must give notice of the application”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Director General of the National Crime Agency to notify the relevant

 

chief officer of police of an application by the Director General to vary, renew or discharge a

 

slavery and trafficking risk order.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  23,  after “officer” insert “or the Director General”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 16.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  15,  at end insert—


 
contents continue
 

© Parliamentary copyright
Revised 10 September 2014