This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire on Friday 18 October 2013.
The second annual report of the inter-departmental ministerial group on human trafficking is today being laid before Parliament.
The report is an assessment of the trends in human trafficking in the UK. It also sets out the work underway to reduce the threat posed by organised criminal gangs and steps taken to identify and protect victims.
The new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy sets out how the government is targeting organised crime including human trafficking and the Home Secretary has indicated her intention to bring forward a Modern Slavery Bill to strengthen our response to this terrible crime.
Copies of the report are available in the Vote Office.