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Mulholland welcomes Modern Slavery Bill

July 8, 2014 7:28 PM

Mulholland welcomes Modern Slavery Bill

Local MP for Leeds North West , Greg Mulholland, has today welcomed the Modern Slavery Bill, which had its Second Reading in the House of Commons today.

It is an issue Mulholland has actively campaigned on, last July having co-sponsored a Bill in Parliament which called on government to eradicate modern day slavery in Britain. The Bill was brought forward by Peter Bone MP, Chair of the parliamentary group on trafficking. He also recently met constituent Laura Linklater, from UNICEF Leeds, to lend his support to UNICEF's #StopChildTrafficking campaign.

Yesterday in the House of Commons he also questioned Home Office ministers, urging them to consider making child trafficking a separate offence to adult trafficking, to underscore the severity of the crime.

Speaking today, Mulholland said:

"Trafficking is an abhorrent crime which robs families of loved ones and victims can lose years of their lives. I welcome Government's determination to see this Bill passed as soon as possible so perpetrators can be convicted sooner and we can begin to eradicate this crime for good."

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  1. For more information, contact Mo Saqib (Parliamentary Researcher to Greg Mulholland MP) on saqibm@parliament.uk or 0207 219 3833