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Question for Home Office

UIN HL6862, tabled on 26 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to require public bodies to include a statement on slavery and human trafficking in their annual report and accounts.

Answered on

27 April 2017

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act was designed to shine a light on action that private sector organisations are taking to prevent slavery in their supply chains. Public bodies are subject to different transparency and accountability arrangements. We have added a question to the cross-government procurement selection questionnaire, so that we can assess whether would-be suppliers to HMG are compliant with the Modern Slavery Act. We are also considering whether further steps are needed to support public bodies to do more.

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