Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about human trafficking and slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, including provision about offences and sentencing, provision for victim support and provision to reduce activity related to offences.

Current Status of the Bill

The Scottish Government Bill was passed by the Parliament on 1 October 2015.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice

Dates of consideration by lead Committee:

13 January 2015

20 January 2015

3 March 2015 (evidence)

10 March 2015 (evidence)

17 March 2015 (evidence)

24 March 2015 (evidence)

21 April 2015

The Committee published its report on 24 April 2015:

Dates of consideration by other Committees:

27 January 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

17 February 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

18 March 2015 (Finance)

Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the Bill at Stage 1

Report by the Finance Committee on the Financial Memorandum


    After Passing

    Received Royal Assent on 4 November 2015.

    Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 asp 12

    The following volume, published on 1 September 2017, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

    SPPB 221: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill (31.5MB pdf)       

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