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Human Trafficking

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2007, Official Report, columns 536-7W, on human trafficking, how many police operations were carried out prior to the 30 convictions referred to in the Answer. (136547)

[holding answer 14 May 2007]: It is not possible to state how many police operations on human trafficking were carried out prior to the 30 convictions for trafficking for sexual exploitation referred to. Operations often have a number of different facets, for example, facilitation, use of false documents and trafficking. In some cases evidence of trafficking is found as a result of police activity on other forms of criminality.