Lords considers Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill

11 May 2018

The Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Thursday 10 May.

This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

This bill would define the law identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery.

Following the completion of third reading, the bill now goes to the House of Commons for its consideration.

Lords committee stage: Thursday 29 March

As no changes were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed to that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as ‘order of commitment discharged’.

Second reading

The Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 27 October 2017.

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