To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the trafficking of people between the UK and Nigeria; and if she will make a statement.
5 September 2019
The UK Government is committed to the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking globally by 2030, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7. The Home Office and Foreign Office work closely to combat modern slavery internationally and to engage governments in dialogue, including countries of origin for victims of modern slavery.
In addition to engagement, the UK has committed £200 million in UK aid to tackle modern slavery. This supports a range of interventions, such as the commitment of £5 million to a programme in Nigeria and £3 million to Vietnam through the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund to prevent modern slavery and build capacity to tackle it at source. HMG also agreed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Countering Human Trafficking with the Vietnamese government in 2018.