Wednesday 20th November 2013

(7 years, 4 months ago)

Ministerial Corrections

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Ministry of Justice

The following is the answer given by the Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims, the right hon. Member for Ashford (Damian Green), to the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) during Justice Question Time on 12 November 2013.

Bob Blackman Portrait Bob Blackman (Harrow East) (Con)
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T3. The modern scourge of human trafficking is still with us. What action is my right hon. Friend taking to bring perpetrators to justice and to compensate the victims? (901020)

Damian Green Portrait The Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims (Damian Green)
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My hon. Friend will know that the Home Secretary will shortly be publishing a modern slavery Bill that will deal with many of the issues that he rightly raises. Since July 2011, every trafficking victim has received Government funding, via the Salvation Army. The figures last year were about £3 million, with about 928 victims having received this vital support over the past year.

[Official Report, 12 November 2013, Vol. 570, c. 798.]

Letter of correction from Damian Green:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the hon. Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman).

The correct answer should have been:

Damian Green Portrait The Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims (Damian Green)
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My hon. Friend will know that the Home Secretary will shortly be publishing a modern slavery Bill that will deal with many of the issues that he rightly raises. Since July 2011, every trafficking victim has received Government funding, via the Salvation Army. The figures last year were about £3 million, with about 928 victims having received this vital support since the start of the contract in July 2011 by June 2013.