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Volume 692: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they, the Gangmasters Licensing Authority or the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre have received complaints against Focus Staff Limited or Mr Michael Dickensen, concerning the exploitation of migrant workers; if so, what was their content; and whether investigations and legal action will follow. [HL3476]

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority initiated an investigation earlier this year in response to various allegations against Focus Staff Limited but I cannot comment on the detail of operational matters.

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority's investigation has led to Focus Staff Limited losing its licence and further action is being considered by the appropriate authorities.