I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues across Government, through an inter-departmental ministerial group on human trafficking. Measures to tackle trafficking for sexual exploitation include:
a new offence for buying sex with someone who is subject to exploitative conduct
work with the Newspaper Society to tackle small ads, resulting in an 80 per cent. decline in advertisements offering sexual services from foreign women since 2007
a national referral mechanism to improve identification and protection of victims.