Date lodged: 29 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the announcement on 13 June 2017 (Official Report, c.38) that it will double the period during which support is provided to potential victims of human trafficking to 90 days, whether this period of support will be made available to victims of all nationalities.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 25 October 2017
Section 9 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act makes provision about the support and assistance to be provided to victims of trafficking. It contains no restrictions based on the nationality of the victim. Current support to victims funded by the Scottish Government is not restricted on the basis of nationality and there is no intention to change this.