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Human Trafficking

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will add policing of trafficking of human beings as core police business included in performance indicators. (176126)

[holding answer 7 January 2008]: Human trafficking is core police business and all forces should now have the capacity to deal with trafficking problems in their area. We are currently working to develop performance measures on organised crime including human trafficking to be included in the new Assessments of Policing and Community Safety (APACS) system.

We are intending to introduce in APACS starting on 1 April 2008 a key diagnostic indicator which requires forces to measure the number of organised crime groups in their areas which have been disrupted, including human trafficking groups.