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Yvette Cooper: Modern Slavery Bill 'must go further'

According to Labour MP Frank Field, there are an estimated 10,000 victims of slavery in the UK.

The government is set to publish a bill setting out plans to increase sentences for those caught trafficking people, and introduce the position of a new anti-slavery commissioner.

Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, told the Today programme "there is cross-party support for a modern slavery bill".

However, she added that the Labour party "would like to see the legislation go further and also include legal protection for child victims".

"An estimated two-thirds of [these children] then go missing again… and are almost certainly re-trafficked again," she explained.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 16 December 2013.