MPs debate report on human trafficking

20 December 2012

MPs debated the Inter-departmental Ministerial Report on Human Trafficking on Thursday 20 December 2012 in Westminster Hall

Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough, opened the debate.

Minister for Immigration, Mark Harper, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

Inter-departmental ministerial group on human trafficking

The Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group (IDMG) on Human Trafficking brings together HM Government, the Scottish Government, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Welsh Government to coordinate efforts to combat trafficking.

The IDMG published its first report in October 2012 providing an assessment of human trafficking in the UK, an update on the UK government's human trafficking strategy as well as the UK's response to a range of reports on anti-trafficking efforts.

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They are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues.
 
A general debate is held under a motion that the House has considered the subject. A motion expressed in neutral terms like this cannot be amended. It would be very unusual for a vote to take place on such a motion.

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