We must do more to protect victims of human trafficking

Diana Johnson MP had the article below published on the LabourList website on 15 December 2013. For full text see below or

After a string of shocking cases, human trafficking is back in the news.

Hull MP speaks in Commons modern day slavery debate

Hull North MP and Labour Shadow Home Office Minister Diana Johnson delivered the speech below in a House of Commons debate on modern day slavery.I congratulate the hon. Members who secured this debate. My hon. Friend Fiona Mactaggart, the excellent chair of the all-party group on human trafficking and modern day slavery, made a powerful and well-informed speech. She did so in an inclusive way, and paid tribute to her predecessor, Mr Bone, after what was obviously a hard-fought election for the position of chair. My right hon.