Toby Perkins – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Toby Perkins on 2015-11-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department plans to include measures as part of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights to promote ethical practices of UK businesses operating abroad.

Anna Soubry

The National Action Plan, to implement the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights, was published on GOV.UK on 4th September 2013. This sets out the Government’s expectation of UK businesses to respect human rights wherever they operate.

We continue to update our action plan, reflecting the progress we have made as well as covering other related action taking place across Government such as the Modern Slavery Act.