The Scotsman cartoon: Modern-day slavery bill

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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A new Government Bill on modern-day slavery introduces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for human trafficking.

The draft Modern Day Slavery Bill sets out the Government’s plans to tackle the problem of people being trafficked into the UK to work in conditions of slavery, pulling together into a single act the offences used to prosecute slave-drivers.