UK Government reaffirms its commitment to fight modern slavery

11th February 2015: The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to fight modern slavery. The “Government is determined to stamp out modern slavery, including human trafficking, in all its forms and wherever it occurs,” said Karen Bradley, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Modern day slaveryIn a written answer to Rehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and Rainham who wanted to know what the government was to tackle human trafficking in the Medway towns, Ms Bradley said they don’t collect information about specific activity in specific towns.

She added: “The landmark Modern Slavery Bill will give law enforcement agencies the tools they need to tackle modern slavery, ensure that perpetrators can receive suitably severe sentences for these appalling crimes, and enhance support and protection for victims.”

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