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Human Trafficking

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on co-ordination and engagement with source and transit countries to investigate and dismantle human trafficking. (77177)

My right hon. Friend the then Foreign Secretary (Mr. Straw) most recently discussed human trafficking at the European Council meeting in December 2005 at which the draft European Action Plan on Trafficking was approved. My hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth affairs, Dr. Howells, also visited Romania and Bulgaria (accession states) to discuss human trafficking.