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Human Trafficking

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that the trafficking of human beings is recognised as a separate and distinct category for the compilation of crime statistics. (154951)

[holding answer 10 September 2007]: Crime statistics for trafficking for sexual exploitation under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 are already complied and published in the “Crime in England and Wales” yearly publication.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that the tackling of human trafficking is included in the immigration services business plan. (154952)

[holding answer 10 September 2007]: The tackling of organised immigration crime, including trafficking, is included in the Enforcement and Compliance Strategy and Border and Immigration Agency’s International Strategy published in March 2007 and June 2007 respectively.