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Human Trafficking

Question for Home Office

UIN 182690, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of referrals to the National Referral Mechanism received a conclusive grounds decision during the 45-day recovery and reflection period; and what the timeframe was for decisions to be made on the remainder of referrals in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Answered on

26 October 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is responsible for publishing National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data and does so on a quarterly basis.

The NCA does not publish data about the timescales for reaching reasonable grounds or conclusive grounds decisions. No NRM decisions are made during a potential victim’s 45 day reflection and recovery period.

Published data on the referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is available via the following link:

Further information is also available in the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery which was published on 18 October 2018.

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