Modern Slavery Bill

Amendments
to be moved
on report

Clause 47

BARONESS KENNEDY OF THE SHAWS

 

Page 37, line 5, after “grounds” insert “or, where the services are provided before
the competent authority has considered or determined that there are such
grounds, the legal representative providing those services reasonably believes that
the standardised indicators of slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour
are met”

After Clause 47

BARONESS KENNEDY OF THE SHAWS

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Civil legal aid for victims of trafficking

(1)     Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act
2012 (availability of civil legal services) is amended as follows.

(2)     In Part 1 (services), in paragraph 32(6) after “such grounds” insert “or,
where the services are provided before the competent authority has
considered or determined that there are such grounds, the legal
representative providing those services reasonably believes that the
standardised indicators of trafficking are met”.”

After Clause 51

THE LORD BISHOP OF DERBY

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Enforcement agencies

(1)     The Secretary of State shall consult on ways to strengthen and improve the
resources of enforcement agencies such as the Gangmasters Licensing
Authority and the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate using
confiscated assets and proceeds of crime recovered under the provisions of
section 7.

(2)     A consultation under subsection (1) shall end no later than 1 January 2016.

(3)     The Secretary of State may by order amend section 3 of the Gangmasters
(Licensing) Act 2004 to include other areas of work where the Secretary of
State believes abuse and exploitation of workers or modern slavery or
trafficking may be taking place.

(4)     An order under subsection (3) may not be made unless a draft of the
statutory instrument containing it has been laid before each House of
Parliament and been approved by a resolution in each House.”

Clause 52

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

 

Page 39, line 22, at end insert—

“( )     The Secretary of State may make regulations to impose the duties imposed
on commercial organisations by this section on any government
department or any procurement agency for a government department
specified in the regulations.”

Prepared 14th February 2015