To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of the people referred to the National Referral Mechanism in 2019 reporting exploitation that took place (a) in the UK, (b) in the UK and overseas, and (c) overseas only, how many people in each of those categories were (i) EEA and Swiss nationals, (ii) UK nationals, and (iii) non-EEA or Swiss foreign nationals.
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