Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed an Early Day Motion (EDM) against Human Trafficking to help raise awareness of issue.
Early Day Motion 54 draws attention to the problem of human trafficking in Britain and highlights the suffering of victims. Through this parliamentary motion, Mike has voiced his support for the need for legislation to assist in limiting or eliminating the root causes of this pernicious crime.
The motion also highlights the role of human trafficking in sustaining the criminal economy and recognises that many products sold to consumers are being produced using forced labour. The cross-party EDM calls for better cooperation between EU member states and the appointment of liaisons to increase the effectiveness of international anti-human trafficking efforts.
Commenting, Mike said: “Human trafficking is a silent menace whose very existence is totally unacceptable in the 21st century. That is why through support for this motion, and the Government’s work on this issue, we aim to send a message to the world that the United Kingdom supports human rights and will not tolerate modern day slavery.”