Modern Slavery Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

After Clause 4

BARONESS YOUNG OF HORNSEY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Legal liability for the beneficiaries of slavery

(1)     The Secretary of State shall within six months of the coming into force of
this Act make regulations to ensure that a person benefiting from an
offence under section 1 or 2 of this Act committed by a third party shall
have committed an offence where—

(a)   the third party acted for that person’s benefit, and

(b)   their lack of supervision or control made possible the committing of
the offence by the third party.

(2)     Regulations under subsection (1) shall be made by statutory instrument
and shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by
each House of Parliament.”

After Clause 50

BARONESS COX

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers

All overseas domestic workers in the United Kingdom, including those
working for staff of diplomatic missions, shall be entitled to—

(a)   change their employer (but not work sector) while in the United
Kingdom;

(b)   renew their domestic worker or diplomatic domestic worker visa,
each such renewal being for a period not exceeding twelve months,
as long as they remain in employment and are able to support
themselves without recourse to public funds;

(c)   a three month temporary visa permitting them to live in the United
Kingdom for the purposes of seeking alternative emplyoment as an
overseas domestic worker where there is evidence that the worker
has been a victim of modern slavery.”

LORD HYLTON

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Employment tribunals: enforceability

Judgments of UK courts and tribunals concerning UK-based employees
shall be enforceable against foreign embassies and consulates,
notwithstanding diplomatic immunity, if they are made under the
provisions of this Act.”

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“The National Referral Mechanism

(1)     The Secretary of State may make regulations to establish a statutory
National Referral Mechanism.

(2)     The Secretary of State must report to Parliament within 12 months of the
passing of this Act on the proposals to set up the said National Referral
Mechanism.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Gangmasters Licensing Authority

The Secretary of State may make regulations to amend the Gangmasters
(Licensing) Act 2004 to enlarge the functions, powers and duties of the
Gangmasters Licensing Authority set out in section 1 of the 2004 Act.”

Before Clause 52

BARONESS HAMWEE

BARONESS YOUNG OF HORNSEY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Exploitation

(1)     Within the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act
is passed the Secretary of State shall carry out a review about whether the
provisions of—

(a)   this Act;

(b)   the Acts establishing relevant public authorities, namely—

(i)   the Health and Safety Executive,

(ii)   the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate,

(iii)   HMRC (for the National Minimum Wage teams), and

(iv)   the Gangmasters Licensing Authority; and

(c)   other Acts in force and all relevant secondary legislation;

adequately provide offences to protect victims of exploitation, and in
particular whether there should be an offence of exploitation which does
not amount to slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour within
section 1.

(2)     The Secretary of State shall prepare and publish a report setting out the
conclusions of the review.

(3)     In conducting the review the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)   the Scottish Ministers;

(b)   the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland;

(c)   representatives of the police forces of England and Wales;

(d)   the Director of the National Crime Agency;

(e)   the Director of Public Prosecutions;

(f)   the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales;

(g)   representatives of local authorities;

(h)   the Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner;

(i)   the Victims’ Commissioner;

(j)   organisations supporting persons held in slavery or servitude or
forced to perform forced or compulsory labour or whom they
regard as potentially having been so held or forced;

(k)   the authorities listed in subsection (1)(b); and

(l)   such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

Prepared 27th November 2014