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People Trafficking

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what discussions she has had with the Home Office on border controls to prevent the trafficking of young women into the United Kingdom. (75356)

As a Member of the Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking, I work closely with Home Office colleagues to ensure that provision for victims is sensitive to the needs of young women trafficked into the UK for sexual exploitation. All UK immigration officers have been made aware of a best practice toolkit to enable prompt and accurate identification of victims. In addition, immigration officers receive regular intelligence briefings and inter-agency briefings that highlight issues and trends in respect of trafficking.