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Human Trafficking

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been allocated to Operation Pentameter 2; and if she will make a statement. (165196)

Tackling human trafficking is core police business. Forces receive over £11 billion in grant annually and work undertaken as part of Operation Pentameter 2 is being met from existing funding streams. The Government have awarded Eaves Housing for Women a grant of £2.4 million over two years to provide tailored high-level support for victims of trafficking. We are investing an additional £100,000 to top-up this grant for Pentameter 2.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the outcomes of Operation Pentameter 2; and if she will make a statement. (165205)

Operational Pentameter 2 is still ongoing. An evaluation of intelligence obtained and conduct of the operation will be undertaken following its completion.