HC Deb 05 May 1998 vol 311 c262W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans she has to(a) ban or restrict the importation of goods which have been made with forced labour and (b) to increase public knowledge and awareness of such goods and their origins. [39236]

Mrs. Beckett

The Government are committed to the elimination of abusive labour practices, including forced labour. We fully support work currently under way in the International Labour Organisation on a new declaration committing members to respect core labour standards. We encourage companies to adopt voluntary codes of practice incorporating core labour standards.

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