Modern Slavery Bill (HC Bill 8)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately
as Bill 8-EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Theresa May has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the
Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Modern Slavery Bill are compatible with the
Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    Offences

    1. Offences

      1. 1. Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

      2. 2. Human trafficking

      3. 3. Meaning of exploitation

      4. 4. Committing offence with intent to commit offence under section 2

    2. Penalties and sentencing

      1. 5. Penalties

      2. 6. Sentencing

      3. 7. Confiscation of assets

      4. 8. Power to make slavery and trafficking reparation orders

      5. 9. Effect of slavery and trafficking reparation orders

      6. 10. Slavery and trafficking reparation orders: supplementary provision

      7. 11. Forfeiture of land vehicle, ship or aircraft

    3. Supplementary

      1. 12. Detention of land vehicle, ship or aircraft

      2. 13. Enforcement powers in relation to ships

      3. 14. Interpretation of Part 1

  2. Part 2

    Prevention orders

    1. Slavery and trafficking prevention orders

      1. 15. Slavery and trafficking prevention orders on sentencing

      2. 16. Slavery and trafficking prevention orders on application

      3. 17. Meaning of “relevant offender”

      4. 18. Effect of slavery and trafficking prevention orders

      5. 19. Prohibitions on foreign travel

      6. 20. Variation, renewal and discharge

      7. 21. Interim slavery and trafficking prevention orders

      8. 22. Appeals

    2. Slavery and trafficking risk orders

      1. 23. Slavery and trafficking risk orders

      2. 24. Effect of slavery and trafficking risk orders

      3. 25. Prohibitions on foreign travel

      4. 26. Variation, renewal and discharge

      5. 27. Interim slavery and trafficking risk orders

      6. 28. Appeals

    3. Offences and supplementary provision

      1. 29. Offences

      2. 30. Cross-border enforcement

      3. 31. Rules of court

      4. 32. Guidance to chief officers of police etc

      5. 33. Interpretation of Part 2

  3. Part 3

    The Anti-slavery Commissioner

    1. 34. The Anti-slavery Commissioner

    2. 35. General functions of Commissioner

    3. 36. Strategic plans and annual reports

    4. 37. Duty to co-operate with Commissioner

    5. 38. Restriction on exercise of functions

  4. Part 4

    Protection of victims

    1. 39. Defence for slavery or trafficking victims compelled to commit an offence

    2. 40. Special measures for witnesses in criminal proceedings

    3. 41. Child trafficking advocates

    4. 42. Guidance about identifying and supporting victims

    5. 43. Presumption about age

    6. 44. Duty to notify NCA about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking

  5. Part 5

    Final provisions

    1. 45. Interpretation

    2. 46. Consequential provision

    3. 47. Regulations

    4. 48. Financial provisions

    5. 49. Extent

    6. 50. Commencement

    7. 51. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Enforcement powers in relation to ships

    2. Schedule 2

      Slavery and human trafficking offences

    3. Schedule 3

      Offences to which defence in section 39(1) does not apply

    4. Schedule 4

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1

        Amendments relating to offences

      2. Part 2

        Amendments relating to slavery and trafficking reparation
        orders