They are our best source of intelligence and vital to putting criminals behind bars, but this Bill would deter them from cooperating.
For all the talk of levelling up ex-industrial towns, the contract for the scheme has been awarded to a mammoth Chinese state-owned company.
Conservatives have been at the forefront of the campaign against modern slavery. We must ensure this legislation isn’t a step backwards.
If more former Ministers stayed in the Commons, it would be a more effective chamber.
It’s always done so, and Covid-19 has offered further cover – despite encouraging figures.
Tackling the causes of modern slavery must be a top priority for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Workers who are effectively modern slaves have been put into the position of having to choose either to work or starve during lockdown.
From my spot on the Domestic Abuse committee, I saw just how much this Government wants to champion the rights of those who have been victimised.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
Building on May’s legacy will mean grinding, attritional work – which the hard left and extremist parties are neither interested in nor capable of doing.
Just because it was a focus for Theresa May does not mean it should pass into memory along with her premiership.
Recently the Government’s commitment to tackling this abhorrent crime has come into question.