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Human Trafficking

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) convictions were secured and (b) how many sentences were passed, broken down by category, as a result of Operation Pentameter 2. (205457)

From an interrogation of the police national computer as of 12 May there have been a total of 86 convictions for human trafficking since the introduction of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The number of convictions and range of sentences arising from Pentameter 2 is not yet known given that the operation is still ongoing and that cases are at various stages of the criminal justice system.