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The Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill

The Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill was appointed by the House of Commons on 9 January 2014 and by the House of Lords on 15 January 2014 to examine the Draft Modern Slavery Bill and to report to both Houses by 10 April 2014.

Baroness Butler-Sloss (Crossbench) Fiona Bruce MP (Conservative)
Bishop of Derby (Bishops) Michael Connarty MP (Labour)
Baroness Doocey (Liberal Democrat) Mr Frank Field (Chair) MP (Labour)
Baroness Hanham (Conservative) Fiona Mactaggart MP (Labour)
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley (Labour) Sir John Randall MP (Conservative)
Lord McColl of Dulwich (Conservative) Mrs Caroline Spelman MP (Conservative)
Lord Warner (Labour) Sir Andrew Stunell MP (Liberal Democrat)


The Committee had the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, to meet at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved), to adjourn from place to place, to appoint specialist advisers, and to make Reports to both Houses. The Lords Committee had power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman.


The Report of the Committee was published by The Stationery Office by Order of both Houses. All publications of the Committee are on the Internet http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-modern-slavery-bill/

Committee staff

The staff of the Committee were Adam Mellows-Facer (Commons Clerk), Duncan Sagar (Lords Clerk), Helen Kinghorn (Legal Specialist), Hannah Stewart (Legal Specialist), Sarah Thatcher (Senior Clerk), Ami Cochrane (Legal Assistant), Michelle Wenham (Senior Committee Assistant) and Karen Watling (Committee Assistant).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8387; the Committee's email address is draftmodernslaverybill@parliament.uk

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