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Modern Slavery Act 2015

Modern Slavery Act 2015-UK Legislation

A slavery or human trafficking offence is defined in subsection (3) and section 34(1) and means an offence listed in Schedule 1 to the Act. Schedule 1 includes reference to the new offences in Part 1 of the Act, the preceding offences in England and Wales and equivalent offences in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Since section 14 extends only to England and Wales.

2015 CHAPTER 30

Modern Slavery Act 2015-UK Legislation

Introductory Text

PART 1 Offences
PART 2 Prevention orders
PART 3 Maritime enforcement
PART 4 The Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner
PART 5 Protection of victims
PART 6 Transparency in supply chains etc
PART 7 Miscellaneous and general

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1-Slavery and human trafficking offences
SCHEDULE 2-Enforcement powers in relation to ships
SCHEDULE 3-Public authorities under a duty to co-operate with the Commissioner
SCHEDULE 4-Offences to which defence in section 45 does not apply
SCHEDULE 5-Minor and consequential amendments

Introductory Text

An Act to make provision about slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and about human trafficking, including provision for the protection of victims; to make provision for an Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner; and for connected purposes.

[26th March 2015]

CONTENTS

PART 1 Offences

Offences

1.Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour

2.Human trafficking

3.Meaning of exploitation

4.Committing offence with intent to commit offence under section 2

Penalties and sentencing

5.Penalties

6.Sentencing

7.Confiscation of assets

8.Power to make slavery and trafficking reparation orders

9.Effect of slavery and trafficking reparation orders

10.Slavery and trafficking reparation orders: supplementary provision

11.Forfeiture of land vehicle, ship or aircraft

Supplementary

12.Detention of land vehicle, ship or aircraft

13.Interpretation of Part 1

PART 2 Prevention orders

Slavery and trafficking prevention orders

14.Slavery and trafficking prevention orders on sentencing

15.Slavery and trafficking prevention orders on application

16.Meaning of “relevant offender”

17.Effect of slavery and trafficking prevention orders

18.Prohibitions on foreign travel

19.Requirement to provide name and address

20.Variation, renewal and discharge

21.Interim slavery and trafficking prevention orders

22.Appeals

Slavery and trafficking risk orders

23.Slavery and trafficking risk orders

24.Effect of slavery and trafficking risk orders

25.Prohibitions on foreign travel

26.Requirement to provide name and address

27.Variation, renewal and discharge

28.Interim slavery and trafficking risk orders

29.Appeals

Offences and supplementary provision

30.Offences

31.Cross-border enforcement

32.Rules of court

33.Guidance to chief officers of police etc

34.Interpretation of Part 2

PART 3 Maritime enforcement

35.Enforcement powers in relation to ships: England and Wales

36.Enforcement powers in relation to ships: Scotland

37.Enforcement powers in relation to ships: Northern Ireland

38.Hot pursuit of ships in United Kingdom waters

39.Interpretation of Part 3

PART 4 The Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

40.The Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

41.General functions of Commissioner

42.Strategic plans and annual reports

43.Duty to co-operate with Commissioner

44.Restriction on exercise of functions

PART 5 Protection of victims

45.Defence for slavery or trafficking victims who commit an offence

46.Special measures for witnesses in criminal proceedings

47.Civil legal aid for victims of slavery

48.Independent child trafficking advocates

49.Guidance about identifying and supporting victims

50.Regulations about identifying and supporting victims

51.Presumption about age

52.Duty to notify Secretary of State about suspected victims of slavery or human trafficking

53.Overseas domestic workers

PART 6 Transparency in supply chains etc

54.Transparency in supply chains etc

PART 7 Miscellaneous and general

Miscellaneous

55.Gangmasters Licensing Authority

General

56.Interpretation

57.Consequential provision

58.Regulations

59.Financial provisions

60.Extent

61.Commencement

62.Short title

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1 Slavery and human trafficking offences

1.Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c. 41)

2.Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

3.Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 7)

4.Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

5.Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

6.Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13)

7.Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c. 30)

8.Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 2 (N.I.))

9.Ancillary offences

SCHEDULE 2 Enforcement powers in relation to ships

PART 1 England and Wales

1.Introductory

2.Power to stop, board, divert and detain

3.Power to search and obtain information

4.Power of arrest and seizure

5.Code of practice

6.Assistants

7.Reasonable force

8.Evidence of authority

9.Protection of constables and enforcement officers

10.Offences

PART 2 Scotland

11.Introductory

12.Power to stop, board, divert and detain

13.Power to search and obtain information

14.Power of arrest and seizure

15.Assistants

16.Reasonable force

17.Evidence of authority

18.Offences

PART 3 Northern Ireland

19.Introductory

20.Power to stop, board, divert and detain

21.Power to search and obtain information

22.Power of arrest and seizure

23.Code of practice

24.Assistants

25.Reasonable force

26.Evidence of authority

27.Protection of constables and enforcement officers

28.Offences

SCHEDULE 3 Public authorities under a duty to co-operate with the Commissioner

Law enforcement and border security

Local government

Health bodies

Regulators

SCHEDULE 4 Offences to which defence in section 45 does not apply

1.Common law offences

2.Kidnapping.

3.Manslaughter.

4.Murder.

5.Perverting the course of justice.

6.Piracy.

7.Offences against the Person Act 1861 (c. 100)

8.Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

9.Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929 (c. 34)

10.Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

11.Public Order Act 1936 (1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6 c. 6)

12.Infanticide Act 1938 (c. 36)

13.Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27)

14.Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)

15.Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48)

16.Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

17.Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)

18.Taking of Hostages Act 1982 (c. 28)

19.Aviation Security Act 1982 (c. 36)

20.Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

21.Child Abduction Act 1984 (c. 37)

22.Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64)

23.Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

24.Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

25.Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31)

26.Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/570)

27.Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (c. 40)

28.Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37)

29.Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11)

30.International Criminal Court Act 2001 (c. 17)

31.Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24)

32.Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 (c. 31)

33.Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

34.Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28)

35.Terrorism Act 2006 (c. 11)

36.Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c. 30)

37.Ancillary offences

SCHEDULE 5 Minor and consequential amendments

PART 1 Amendments relating to offences

1.Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

2.Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77)

3.Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)

4.Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 (c. 34)

5.Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)

6.Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c. 19)

7.Serious Crime Act 2007 (c. 27)

8.Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

9.Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9)

10.Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10)

PART 2 Amendments relating to slavery and trafficking reparation orders

11.Administration of Justice Act 1970 (c. 31)

12.Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

13.Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (c. 27)

14.Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

15.Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29)

16.In section 19(8) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

17.In section 20(12) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

18.In section 32(7)(b) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

19.In section 33(9)(b) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

20.In section 55(5) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

21.In section 308 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

22.In Schedule 11 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002…

23.Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

24.Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

25.(1) Section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (court’s…

26.Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43)

27.Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 (c. 3)


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