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People Trafficking

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to tackle human trafficking. (157297)

We have published the UK Action Plan to tackle Human Trafficking which contains 64 action points as part of the UK's end to end strategy to combat this terrible crime. Strategic oversight of the plan's progress will be discussed at the meeting of the Inter Departmental Ministerial Group of which I am chair and on which the Scottish Executive sit.

We have also launched the operational phase of Pentameter 2 to tackle those responsible for trafficking people for the purposes of sexual exploitation, and are implementing the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Human Trafficking.