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Slavery: Victims

Question for Home Office

UIN 91798, tabled on 18 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many grants of Discretionary Leave to Remain have been made to victims of human trafficking or modern slavery with a positive Conclusive Grounds decision from the National Referral Mechanism, on the grounds of their personal circumstances relating to safety on return to country of origin.

Answered on

29 September 2020

The Home Office publishes statistics regarding the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-referral-mechanism-statistics https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2019-uk-annual-report-on-modern-slavery These publications provide the number and nationality of potential victims referred into the NRM and the number of NRM referrals by location of exploitation. The statistics do not currently provide a breakdown of nationalities by location of exploitation. Numbers and reasons for grants of discretionary leave to remain to victims of modern slavery do not currently form part of modern slavery published statistics. The safety on return to a victim’s country of origin is assessed as part of the protection-based decision where the victim has also claimed asylum. Where a victim has not claimed asylum, their safety on return related to their exploitation is considered within the personal circumstances element of their modern slavery discretionary leave to remain decision, where relevant.

Statistics on the total number of people granted Discretionary Leave for all reasons can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2019

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