Paul Blomfield – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Paul Blomfield on 2015-10-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Question 1 of the consultation, Tackling exploitation in the labour market, published by her Department and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in October 2015, what account of international law her Department took in defining labour market exploitation.

Karen Bradley

As explained in my answer to question 13916, my Department has not legally defined ‘labour market exploitation’, but set out what we mean by the phrase for the purposes of this consultation to provide context for stakeholders considering our proposals. Government has taken account of international law in preparing the consultation and will consider it further in considering the Government response to the consultation in due course.