§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will sponsor with its European Union partners a resolution at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights this year condemning bonded labour and other forms of slavery. 
§ Mr. Battle
The Government are firmly committed to the promotion of fundamental labour standards including those covering forced and bonded labour. Discussions with EU partners continue on which initiatives should be considered at the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). The Government, along with EU partners, have no plans to sponsor a resolution at UNCHR condemning bonded labour and other forms of slavery.