Questions submitted by Members of Parliament to Government ministers about the GLAA.
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What steps have been taken to identify a new Chief Executive to oversee the operations of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority?Undocumented Workers: Advisory Services - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What information on (a) labour rights and (b) access to advice and remedy is routinely provided to workers who (i) file a complaint with and (ii) are encountered during labour inspections conducted by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority?Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Undocumented Workers - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
How many cases of illegal working were passed from the GLAA to Immigration Enforcement in each of the last five years?Car Washes: Regulation - Tom Brake MP (pdf)
Which Government department leads on the enforcement of regulations against illegal car washes?
How many people have had their data shared by the GLAA with the Home Office for immigration enforcement purposes since that authority was established?GLAA data sharing with the Home Office - Sir Edward Davey MP (pdf)
Is there a Memorandum of Understanding or similar document is in place for the sharing of data obtained by the GLAA with the Home Office?GLAA Budget and staffing 2017-18 - Baroness Jolly (pdf)
What is the budget for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority for 2017–18; how many staff does it expect to employ in 2017–18; and how many staff has it employed in each of the last five years?Forced labour in social care establishments - Tim Farron MP (pdf)
How many people working in social care establishments have been found to be subjected to forced labour since 2010?GLAA Licensing Standards - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
When will a formal review of Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority licensing standards take place?GLA Annual Report and Accounts - Louise Haigh MP (pdf)
When will the Gangmasters Licensing Authority Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 be laid before the House?Labour market abuse and exploitation - Louise Haigh MP (pdf)
What estimate has been made of the number of workers employed within sectors of the economy that the Government has identified as at risk of labour market abuse and exploitation?GLAA staff - Karl Turner MP (pdf)
What date will the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority become operational; and how many staff is the Authority expected to employ in each year to 2019-20.NMW and NLW in the Shipping Industry - Karl Turner MP (pdf)
Will the Director of Labour Market Enforcement have responsibility for enforcement of the (a) national minimum wage and (b) national living wage in the shipping industry?
What support is offered to victims of labour exploitation; and what steps are taken against individuals and businesses involved in such exploitation?Labour exploitation - Martyn Day MP (pdf)
Are steps being taken to identify businesses that engage in labour exploitation?GLAA Funding - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
By how much and from what date will the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority's funding be increased?GLAA Budget - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
When will the budget for the new Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority be announced; and will that budget be expanded in comparison to that of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to reflect the wider remit and powers of the new body?GLA Convictions - Tim Farron MP (pdf)
How many convictions have been secured under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act since its introduction in 2004?Telephone services data - Tulip Siddiq MP (pdf)
With reference to the question on telephone services, what is the equivalent data for each of the last five years?Acas Referrals to Public Bodies - Tulip Siddiq MP (pdf)
How many referrals has Acas made to each public body relating to each (a) employment sector and (b) topic on its database in each year since 2009-10?Telephone services - Tulip Siddiq MP (pdf)
How many (a) calls and (b) enquiries has the Pay and Work Rights helpline received (i) by each employment sector of caller and (ii) regarding each of the topics on the Pay and Work Rights Helpline's database?GLA Board places - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
When will the eighth place on the Board of the Gangmasters' Licensing Authority to be filled?Information Officers - Diana Johnson MP (pdf)
How many GLA press and public relations staff are employed; how many of those employees earn more than (i) £50,000 and (ii) £100,000; and what the total expenditure was on press and public relations in the most recent year for which figures are available?Prosecutions and Penalties - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
How many prosecutions and what penalties have been applied for each of the existing offences that are in the remit of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement?GLA Budget - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
Will the need for any changes to the budget of the Gangmasters' Licensing Authority be assessed as part of in consideration of the responses to its consultation, Labour market exploitation: improving enforcement, published in October 2015?
What is the annual police expenditure on joint operations with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority in each of the last five years?Employment Crime - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What evidence is there for the assertion on page 8 of the consultation document, Tackling Exploitation in the Labour Market, that there has been a shift from abuses of employment regulation?Migrant Workers – Conditions of Employment - Baroness Kennedy (pdf)
What action is being taken to ensure that migrant workers are not exploited or paid less than the minimum wage?Organised Crime - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
Will research be published that shows that there has been a shift from abuses of employment regulation towards increasingly organised criminal activity engaged in labour market exploitation over the last 10 years?Role of Director of Labour Market Enforcement - Baroness Suttie (pdf)
What role will the Director of Labour Market Enforcement play in setting priorities and allocating resources to (1) the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, (2) the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, and (3) HM Revenue and Customs National Minimum Wage enforcement teams?Licensing Fees - Baroness Suttie (pdf)
What consideration has been given to increasing the Gangmasters Licensing Authority fees for licence applications, renewal and inspection for the top two bands of businesses, in order to raise income to cover that Authority's expenditure?Extension of Licensing - Baroness Suttie (pdf)
Is there a plan to introduce labour-market wide licensing and enforcement in order to support commitments made in the Modern Slavery Act 2015?GLA Grant-In-Aid budget - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
Are there plans to reduce the Gangmasters Licensing Authority's Grant-In-Aid budget over the next 12 months?GLA Licensing Process - The Lord Bishop of Derby (pdf)
Is there a plan to introduce a requirement for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to ensure that gangmasters have a Disclosure and Barring Service check as part of the licence application process?GLA Licensing Standards - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What criteria are used by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to establish whether a licence holder is high risk?GLA Staff - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
How many staff of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority are dedicated to frontline inspection activity?Compensation received by victims of trafficking since 2010 - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
How much compensation has been received by victims of trafficking identified by the Gangmasters' Licensing Authority in each year since 2010?Chairs of non-departmental public bodies - Baroness Armstrong (pdf)
Please list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Home Office.Start of the GLA consultation - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
When will the planned consultation on the Gangmasters Licensing Authority as set out in clause 55 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 commence?EU Forum on vulnerable workers - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What steps have been taken to establish the EU forum on vulnerable workers proposed in the Modern Slavery Strategy launched in November 2014?Remit of the GLA - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What assessment has been made of the need to extend the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to the (a) cleaning, (b) care, (c) hospitality, (d) construction and (e) manufacturing sectors?GLA partnership with University of Derby - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What the terms of reference are of the work the University of Derby is conducting to assess the need for extension of the remit of the GLA to sectors beyond its current remit?GLA role in Joint Border Intelligence Units - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What role is envisaged for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority in the work of the proposed Joint Border Intelligence units?Proposed staffing changes 2015-15 - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What changes are planned to the level of staffing in the Gangmasters Licensing Authority in the next 12 months?Public Consultation - remit of GLA - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
Will the planned consultation on the GLA consider (a) extension of the remit of the GLA into further labour sectors and (b) how the core licence-monitoring and intelligence-gathering function of the GLA can be protected?
How many: (a) investigations of and (b) prosecutions for illegal gangmaster activity there have been in each year since 2010?Revocation totals 2011 to 2014 - Stephen Barclay MP (pdf)
How many licences have been revoked by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority in each of the last three years?GLA prosecutions in 2014 - Emily Thornberry MP (pdf)
How many gangmasters have been prosecuted for offences created by the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 in 2014 to date; and what the results were of those prosecutions?Number of 'on-farm' prosecutions - Baroness Byford (pdf)
How many of the 67 successful prosecutions brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority are related to “on-farm” activities; and how many were brought against the food supply industry?GLA funding levels 2011-15 - John Woodcock MP (pdf)
What level of resources has been made available to the GLA in each of the last three years; and what resources will be made available in 2014-15?Compensation orders resulting from GLA cases - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
How many criminal investigations as a result of GLA operations resulted in court orders for the offender to pay compensation to victims in: (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13?Recovery of lost wages - Paul Blomfield MP (pdf)
What proportion of the £397,000 lost wages to workers identified in Gangmasters' Licensing Authority operations 2012-13 has been recovered to date; and if he will make a statement?
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it the policy of the GLA to publish revocations without immediate effect on the GLA online register?Personal Accident Insurance - Chuka Umunna MP (pdf)
Has the GLA investigated or taken enforcement action against employment agencies selling personal accident insurance policies and charging of fees particularly to those paid at or near the National Minimum Wage?