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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1763: tabled on 26 October 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that more than 5,000 potential victims of modern slavery and trafficking were referred to UK authorities in 2017, the most ever reported; further notes that the number of cases of modern slavery in Wales reported in 2017 was 56 per cent higher than the year before; recognises North Wales Police as the first police force in Wales to establish a Modern Slavery Unit; further recognises this as a key part of the bid to tackle the growing issue by Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner; welcomes North Wales Police for being the first police force to appoint a dedicated Victim Support officer for victims and survivors of modem slavery; commends Arfon Jones for his pioneering work in helping victims and survivors of modern slavery; and calls on the Government to provide adequate resources to police forces to ensure they are equipped to deal with this crime.