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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2017

Agenda: Time for Reflection, Business Motion, Oath, Topical Question Time, Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion, Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2015, Human Trafficking and Exploitation, Decision Time, Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

There are two questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S5M-06031.1, in the name of Claire Baker, which seeks to amend motion S5M-06031, in the name of Michael Matheson, on human trafficking and exploitation, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The second and final question is, that motion S5M-06031, in the name of Michael Matheson, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises that the abhorrent crimes of human trafficking and exploitation are an abuse of human rights and dignity, which can cause lasting physical and psychological damage to victims, both adults and children; recognises the cross-party support that exists to make Scotland a hostile place for those who traffic and exploit other human beings; welcomes the publication of Scotland’s first Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy on 30 May 2017; further welcomes the vision set out in the strategy to eliminate human trafficking and exploitation by identifying victims and supporting them to safety and recovery, identifying perpetrators and disrupting their activity, and addressing the issues that foster trafficking and exploitation; welcomes the contribution made by external stakeholders to the development of the strategy, including those who have directly experienced trafficking; recognises the contribution that will continue to be made by stakeholders in its implementation; notes the role to be played by local authorities in tackling human trafficking, and believes that they, along with Police Scotland, must be properly resourced and funded to tackle trafficking and exploitation in communities.