James Brokenshire
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Slavery should remain in history, says Home Office minister

22 November 2013 Last updated at 11:37 GMT

The Home Office Minister, James Brokenshire, has said he expects the number of reported cases involving domestic slaves to continue to increase, following the discovery of three women who were allegedly kept as slaves for at least 30 years at a house in south London.

A couple who were being questioned about the allegations have been released on police bail.

Mr Brokenshire, who is currently overseeing draft legislation to bring in tougher sanctions for human trafficking and exploitation, said slavery should be consigned to the history books.