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Modern Slavery Act 2015

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Theresa May
Home Office
Lord Bates
Home Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Modern Slavery Act 2015 c.30 30.03.2015

Latest news on the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 26 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Bill consolidates the current offences relating to trafficking and slavery.

Key areas

  • creates two new civil orders to prevent modern slavery
  • establishes an Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • makes provision for the protection of modern slavery victims.

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