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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 12 March 2015


Consideration of Lords Amendments


Modern Slavery Bill


Lords Amendment No. 72


Secretary Theresa May


To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.


Secretary Theresa May


To move the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu of the Lords




Secretary Theresa May




Page  37,  line  10,  at end insert the following new Clause:—



“Overseas domestic workers



Immigration rules must make provision for leave to remain in the United


Kingdom to be granted to an overseas domestic worker—



who has been determined to be a victim of slavery or human trafficking,





in relation to whom such other requirements are met as may be provided


for by the rules.



Immigration rules must make provision as to the conditions on which such leave


is to be granted, and must in particular provide—



that the leave is to be for the purpose of working as a domestic worker in


a private household;



for a person who has such leave to be able to change employer (subject


to paragraph (a)).



Immigration rules may specify a maximum period for which a person may have


leave to remain in the United Kingdom by virtue of subsection (1).



If they do so, the specified maximum period must not be less than 6 months.


Notices of Amendments:                               



, continued



For the purposes of this section an overseas domestic worker has been determined


to be a victim of slavery or human trafficking if a public authority has determined


that he or she is such a victim—



under regulations made under section (Regulations about identifying and


supporting victims)(2)(b), or



where no such regulations apply, under arrangements identified in the


immigration rules.



The Secretary of State must issue guidance to persons having functions under the


Immigration Acts about the exercise of those functions in relation to an overseas


domestic worker who may be a victim of slavery or human trafficking.



The guidance must provide for a period during which no enforcement action


should be taken against such an overseas domestic worker in respect of his or





remaining in the United Kingdom beyond the time limited by his or her


leave to enter or remain, or



breaching a condition of that leave relating to his or her employment,



if he or she did so because of the matters relied on as slavery or human trafficking.



In this section—


“immigration rules” has the same meaning as in the Immigration Act 1971;


“enforcement action” has the meaning given by section 24A of that Act;


“overseas domestic worker” means a person who, under the immigration


rules, has (or last had) leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom





a domestic worker in a private household, or



a private servant in a diplomatic household.”


Secretary Theresa May




Page  40,  line  22,  after “5”, insert “(except for section (Overseas domestic workers))”


Secretary Theresa May




Page  40,  line  29,  leave out “Parts 4,” and insert “Part 4, section (Overseas domestic


workers) in Part 5, and Parts”




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