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British Overseas Territories: Human Trafficking

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to counter human trafficking in the UK Overseas Territories. (276811)

Some of the UK assisted projects relating to border controls and enforcement would also assist the Overseas Territories' efforts to counter human trafficking. In addition, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) organised and funded a training course for Overseas Territory and FCO immigration staff held in the British Virgin Islands in February 2009. The aim of the course was to enhance the officials' immigration knowledge and experience, and it included training about human trafficking.