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Human Trafficking

Question for Home Office

UIN 204317, tabled on 7 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answers of 9 April 2014, Official Report, column 274WS and 14 January 2014, Official Report, column 481W, on human trafficking: victim support schemes, for what reason information on each individual and on their gender and location was not given in the former Answer; and if she will provide that information in response to future parliamentary questions seeking equivalent information.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 July 2014

In March 2014, there were 126 referrals to the Government-funded support
service for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales
administered by the Salvation Army, of which 78 were female victims and 48 were
male victims. In the interests of victim safety only the region in which the
victim was encountered is provided, and not the county, parliamentary
constituency or details of the specific shelters at which victims are
supported. The scope of the victim care contract does not extend (a) beyond the
date on which a victim exits government funded support or (b) to the safety and
protection of victims post the recovery and reflection period. The Salvation
Army therefore does not routinely maintain contact with victims outside the
scope of the victim care contract.

The breakdown of information requested is as follows and will be provided in
response to future parliamentary questions seeking equivalent information.

Answered by

Home Office
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