Oliver Hayre parents pleased about House of Lords debate on human trafficking

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A FATHER says he is delighted the issue of human trafficking is due to be discussed in the House of Lords this afternoon (Thursday).

Martin Hayre has been concerned about the problem of human trafficking since his son Oliver died in 2005 in Sweden.

Oliver was 22 when his body was found in a burned-out caravan he shared with three other Britons in Sweden. A report found that the camp Oliver was staying in was ruyn by travellers who made young men work from 7am to 11pm for little money.

He had been offered a job paying £900 a week to pave driveways and promised free accomodation.

Mr Hayre, of Caledonian Road, Stamford, has been calling on the Government to tackle the problem of human trafficking and the House of Lords was due to debate the issue.

Speaking before the debate took place, Mr Hayre said: “It is absolutely brilliant there is going to be a debate on the issue. I couldn’t have asked for more.”

The UK has opted into a European directive on human trafficking and aims to have fully complied with all its terms by spring 2013.

The directive offers better protection for trafficked children, greater powers to prosecute traffickers and protection for trafficked people in criminal proceedings.

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