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Modern Slavery Act 2015

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(1)A person who, without reasonable excuse, does anything that the person is prohibited from doing by—

(a)a slavery and trafficking prevention order,

(b)an interim slavery and trafficking prevention order,

(c)a slavery and trafficking risk order,

(d)an interim slavery and trafficking risk order,

(e)a slavery and trafficking prevention order under Schedule 3 to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 2 (N.I.)), or

(f)an interim slavery and trafficking prevention order under that Schedule to that Act,

commits an offence.

(2)A person commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse, the person fails to comply with a requirement imposed under—

(a)section 18(4) or 25(4) (requirement to surrender passports), or

(b)section 19(1), 21(6), 26(1) or 28(6) (requirement to provide name and address).

(3)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine or both.

(4)Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, it is not open to the court by or before which the person is convicted to make an order for conditional discharge in respect of the offence.

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