Modern Slavery Bill

AmendmentS
to be moved
on report

Clause 40

LORD WARNER

LORD PATEL

THE LORD BISHOP OF DERBY

 

Page 30, line 40, at end insert “and may bring any matter to the attention of either
House of Parliament irrespective of other provisions in this Act”

 

Page 30, line 43, leave out subsection (4) and insert—

“(4)     The Secretary of State shall, within the approved budget—

(a)   allow the Commissioner to appoint any staff he considers necessary
for assisting him in the exercise of his functions; and

(b)   ensure that he has such accommodation equipment and facilities as
he considers necessary for the exercise of his functions.”

Before Clause 45

LORD WARNER

LORD PATEL

THE LORD BISHOP OF DERBY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Establishment of the National Referral Mechanism

(1)     The Secretary of State must as soon as practicable establish by order a
National Referral Mechanism (“NRM”) to—

(a)   identify trafficked, enslaved or exploited persons within the United
Kingdom;

(b)   provide assistance and support to a person who may have been
trafficked, enslaved or exploited from the time at which that person
is first referred into the NRM until such time as a final and
conclusive determination is made that they are not such a person;
and

(c)   ensure that the rights of such persons are protected and promoted
in a manner which discharges the Government’s obligations under
the Trafficking Convention and the Trafficking Directive regarding
the identification and protection of victims, including measures for
assistance and support.

(2)     The Secretary of State must, in regulations, specify the procedures to be
followed to implement the NRM and the procedures to be applied by the
NRM including to give effect to the right to a one-year renewable residence
permit where a person (including a child) has been determined as having
been trafficked, enslaved or exploited.

(3)     The regulations must provide for a right of appeal by an individual in
respect of a decision in the NRM process that they are not a trafficked,
enslaved or exploited person.

(4)     An adult must give their free and informed consent to being referred into
the NRM before a referral is made on their behalf.”

Prepared 10th February 2015