HC Deb 27 March 2001 vol 365 c613W
19. Mr. Lammy

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Brazil regarding the problem of forced labour. [154106]

Mr. Battle

We are in regular contact with the Brazilian authorities on a broad rant of human rights issues, including forced labour.

During talks between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Brazilian Government in Brasilia in December last year, Embassy officials again raised our concerns about the use of forced labour in Brazil. We have subsequently passed on a copy of Anti-Slavery International's latest briefing on force I labour to Brazil's National Secretariat for Human Rights.

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