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Equal Opportunities Committee migration and trafficking inquiry: report debated in Parliament

2011 February 24
by Mary Munro

Update

Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con): I welcome today’s debate on the Equal Opportunities Committee’s migration and trafficking report. Our wide–ranging inquiry covered issues of both reserved and devolved responsibility, and it involved taking evidence from the Scottish Government, Scottish agencies and United Kingdom departments. As convener of the committee, I thank the committee members and clerks for their hard work, and I pay tribute to all those witnesses who made such a valuable contribution to the inquiry, especially the 25 migrants with whom the committee met informally in Glasgow last June. Hearing first hand about their experiences was tremendously helpful in gaining an understanding of the issues that are faced by migrants who have settled in Scotland. Scottish Parliament Official Report 23.2.11: Equal Opportunities Committee’s report into migration and trafficking

Following posted on 6.10.10

“Angiolini defends trafficking efforts” Herald
“Angiolini defends lack of trafficking prosecutions” BBC
“Prosecutors tackling human trafficking, Angiolini insists” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 16.6.10

“Scotland fails to convict anyone of human trafficking offences” STV

“Commonwealth Games could see prostitution and trafficking increase” STV
“Commonwealth Games sex trade warning” BBC
“2014 Games may lure trafficked prostitutes, MSPs are warned” Scotsman

“Criminal gangs now target care homes and restaurants” Herald

“People trafficking prosecution failure ‘startling’” BBC
“No prosecutions for trafficking” Herald
“Police toil in war against human trafficking” Scotsman

Press release

“‘Mythbusting’ campaign needed to dispel migrant misinformation” Scottish Parliament
“Migration and trafficking inquiry launched by Committee” Scottish Parlliament

See also

Scottish Parliament Official Report 23.2.11: Equal Opportunities Committee’s report into migration and trafficking
Equal Opportunities Committee: Inquiry into migration and trafficking page

Also

“PM urged to sign trafficking directive” Herald 21.9.10
“Labour condemns UK ‘opt out’ from EU directive against sex trafficking” Guardian 30.8.10

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