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The text of the motion follows:

That this House is concerned about the practice of modern slavery and the exploitation of labour in the supply chains of supermarkets in the UK; notes that this debate is taking place in the same week as world food day and anti-slavery day; recognises the global leadership that the Government has shown in tackling modern slavery in supply chains in the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and calls on the Government to help ensure tangible steps are taken to protect the workers and farmers who provide our food.

You may watch Kerry McCarthy’s representation to the Backbench Business Committee, on 4 September 2018, here. A transcript of the meeting is also available.

For background information see:

Tackling modern-day slavery, Commons Library debate pack CDP-2018-0206, 4 October 2018

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