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Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for offences relating to the trafficking of human beings were brought in each year since 1997. (240932)

Human trafficking as dedicated offences was introduced in 2004 with the introduction of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004.

While the number of prosecutions since the introduction of this Act are not held centrally by the Home Office there have to date been 92 convictions for trafficking for sexual exploitation and four for trafficking for forced labour.