Graham Evans – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Graham Evans on 2014-05-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials are employed in her Department’s Human Trafficking Unit; what the purpose of the unit is; and what the role is of each such official.

Karen Bradley

A dedicated Modern Slavery Unit has been set up in the Home Office to lead and
coordinate cross-Government activity to stamp out this terrible crime. The
Modern Slavery Unit currently comprises 13 members of staff and is responsible
for a comprehensive programme of activity, which includes development of the
Modern Slavery Bill, and management of the adult victim care contract. In
addition, one member of staff has been seconded from the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office to lead on international issues. There are also six members
of staff working on the review of the National Referral Mechanism. This team is
independent of the Modern Slavery Unit.

The Modern Slavery Unit is further supported by a number of staff across the
Home Office who work on related modern slavery issues including child
trafficking and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority. This is in addition to
the operational caseworkers in UK Visas and Immigration, who are involved in
decision making on individual cases.