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Human Trafficking

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of human trafficking have been recorded in (a) the UK and (b) the north-east in each year since 1997. (285323)

Figures provided by the UK Human Trafficking Centre indicate that within the UK there have been a total of 384 people dealt with by the criminal justice system on arrest for human trafficking. A total of 106 people have been arrested for trafficking for sexual exploitation, three for conspiracy to traffic and seven for trafficking for forced labour.

Of these, seven people have to date been arrested within the north-east with two convicted of human trafficking.