Modern Slavery National Referral Mechanism: Waiting Times - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:46 pm ar 13 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench 2:46, 13 Mai 2024

My Lords, the Minister must have had in mind the Salvation Army when he was talking about non-governmental agencies. Over the past 13 years, it has dealt with over 22,000 cases that it has referred to the national referral mechanism. Yet, in data that it has produced, it points out that the delays have risen from the very modest five-day target in 2023, which was often realised, to 47 days now. It also says that there are technical deficiencies with the NRM. Will the Minister agree to meet senior officials from the Salvation Army to discuss the practicalities and issues arising as a result of the delays?