Call for written evidence submissions: inquiry into trafficking for sexual exploitation in England and Wales

25 Jul 2019
I recently completed chairing a Government-commissioned review, along with Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss, into the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We looked at the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, transparency in supply chains, independent child trafficking advocates, the legal application of the Act. You can read our reports on

We did not have an opportunity, however, to look at trafficking for sexual exploitation, so we are undertaking an inquiry into this issue now. The inquiry is investigating whether the legal framework of Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland) makes it a more attractive destination for those involved in trafficking adults for the purpose of sexual exploitation. 

If you would like to submit evidence to this inquiry, please send your answers to the questions below to by Friday 30 August 2019.

1. Name and organisation (if relevant)
2. What impact do current laws relating to prostitution and modern slavery have on the scale and nature of trafficking for sexual exploitation into and around England and Wales?
3. How could the Government improve the laws to reduce trafficking for sexual exploitation?

We hope to publish our final report in October 2019.