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Human Trafficking

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the decision to cease funding the Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking unit; and if she will make a statement. (241802)

Following discussions with the Metropolitan Police Service, we have decided to provide additional funding for the MPS trafficking team. This will enable the MPS to ensure the trafficking team continues during 2009-10.

Human trafficking is part of core police business. The funding, which is a one-off grant, is designed to enable the MPS to mainstream this work into its daily activities in a planned and organised fashion.