VSS statement on the UK Parliament’s Illegal Migration Bill

14 July, 2023

A spokesperson from Victim Support Scotland (VSS) said:

“VSS is concerned about the extreme vulnerability of men, women and girls from modern slavery, exploitation, abuse and crime as a result of the proposed UK Parliament’s Illegal Migration Bill.

“Immigration is a reserved matter and the immigration provisions in the Bill apply to the whole of the UK – The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to make laws in regard to immigration.

“VSS supports the position of agencies campaigning to uphold human rights law the protection of survivors of human trafficking.”