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Human Trafficking

EDM number 1058 in 2012-13, proposed by Margaret Ritchie on 11/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Crime, Human rights and Immigration.

That this House recognises that human trafficking represents a form of modern-day slavery and that many victims are held under conditions of enforced or bonded servitude whilst being exploited for their labour; urges the Government fully to implement the Council of Europe's Convention on Human Trafficking, including appointing an independent rapporteur or ombudsperson and to work closely with other EU member states to adopt an effective regime to combat this appalling practice; notes that, as well as sustaining the criminal economy, human trafficking infiltrates the mainstream economy and the high street; further recognises that many innocent consumers buy products and use services that have been in some way produced or sustained by human trafficking or modern-day slavery; and calls on the Government to introduce a framework for UK companies to audit their supply chain in order to eradicate any trace of human trafficking or modern-day slavery from their goods and services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Margaret Ritchie11/02/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Alan Meale11/02/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Michael Connarty11/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan11/02/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley11/02/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jonathan Edwards12/02/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Menzies Campbell12/02/2013North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George12/02/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech12/02/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma12/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
William McCrea12/02/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Julian Lewis12/02/2013New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins12/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Simpson12/02/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Sheridan12/02/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon12/02/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Bob Russell12/02/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon13/02/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Fiona Bruce13/02/2013CongletonConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock13/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds13/02/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Martin Caton13/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne13/02/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner13/02/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Fiona O'Donnell14/02/2013East LothianLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson25/02/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz25/02/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
David Ward26/02/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark26/02/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/02/2013AberavonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin26/02/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon26/02/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Naomi Long27/02/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Alasdair McDonnell27/02/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson27/02/2013Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Roger Williams27/02/2013Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson28/02/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
George Galloway28/02/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Caroline Lucas05/03/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Andrew Stunell06/03/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Tessa Jowell12/03/2013Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Ian Lavery10/04/2013WansbeckLabourSigned

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