Written Answers — Attorney General: Slavery: Prosecutions

Mike Wood: To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for modern slavery.

 

Robert Buckland (The Solicitor-General)

We have the strongest legal framework in place including the Modern Slavery Act, which came into force in July 2015. The Law Officers are supporting the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Modern Slavery, and the CPS continues to see a year on year increase in the numbers of prosecutions.