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Human Trafficking

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further steps his Department has taken against human trafficking since the entry into force in the UK of the Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings in April 2009. (294037)

[holding answer 19 October 2009]: I have been asked to reply.

We continue to make good progress in our efforts to combat human trafficking. On 19 October we published the 2009 Update to the United Kingdom Action Plan on tackling human trafficking in which we introduced 10 new action points including one focused on the development of intelligence-led prevention strategies in relation to the 2012 Olympics.

We are also in the process of negotiating a revised European Framework Decision on human trafficking and will continue to work with international partners to further develop a collaborative response across the European Union.