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Human Trafficking: Children

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of children illegally trafficked into the UK. (246847)

A recent Government estimate was published in the Impact Assessment for the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against trafficking in Human Beings, laid before Parliament on 7 October 2008. This estimates that 360 children are trafficked each year into and within the UK.