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Foreign Workers: Domestic Service

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1489W, on foreign workers: domestic service, if she will take steps to reconsider the proposal that migrant domestic workers must stay with the employer to whom the visa has been granted. (209868)

Foreign workers engaged as domestic workers in private households can currently change employers.

Research and analysis in respect of these current provisions for domestic workers is under way and will shortly be published. In light of its findings we will consider separately, with interested parties, how best to achieve protection for any person, irrespective of how they entered the UK, who is found to be a victim of trafficking.