Draft Modern Slavery Bill Joint Committee -  Report
Draft Modern Slavery Bill

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 3 April 2014.


Terms of Reference


Committee Bill

1 Offences

The existing statute and draft Bill—problems identified

Gaps in coverage—Children

Gaps in coverage—Adults and children

Other problems

Conclusions on Part 1 of the draft Bill

Part 1 of our Committee Bill

Implied repeal

2 Civil Prevention Orders

Prevention Orders on sentencing

Prevention Orders on application and Risk Orders

Conclusions and recommendations on Orders

3 Victims


Non-criminalisation of victims of modern slavery

Assistance and support for victims of modern slavery

Reforming the National Referral Mechanism

A statutory NRM

Coverage of the NRM

UK Visas and Immigration's competent authority status

Matters for the NRM review

Duty to notify

Advocates for child victims

Care orders and Cafcass guardians

Options for advocates

Children and presumption of age

Special measures and protection of victims

Legal assistance


Compensation orders in favour of victims


Civil claims and the compensation scheme

Conclusions on compensation

Child Rights Impact Assessment

4 Anti-Slavery Commissioner


Appointment of staff

Reports and plans  

Conclusions and recommendations on independence


Responsibility for victims

Broader responsibilities

5 Supply chains

Voluntary initiatives

Legislating for supply chains

The Bribery Act model

California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2010

Companies Act reporting

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority

6 Asset recovery


Restraint orders

Confiscation orders

Challenges with Part 2 of POCA

Improving restraint orders

Improving confiscation orders


Clauses 7 and 8 of the draft Bill

7 Overseas domestic workers

8 The Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly

9 Review

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Model Indictment

Appendix 2: List of Acronyms and Terms

Appendix 3: Members' Interests

Appendix 4: Witnesses

Appendix 5: List of written evidence

Appendix 6: Call for Evidence

Formal Minutes

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