I am delighted to welcome the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to Rotherham and be part of their launch ceremony. UKAEA has announced the development next year of a £22m facility at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park. The facility, which will conduct World leading research on fusion energy. This is the latest in a string of major developments at the Park, confirming the site’s reputation as the leading venue for research, development and manufacturing.
This week the Government has agreed to a number of funding commitments and policy changes that I have been campaigning for. This is a huge victory and I want to extend my thanks to all the survivors who contributed to the campaign as their voices have had a real impact on making this a success.
Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham and Chair of the APPG on Prostitution, responds to data released by the Modern Slavery Helpline on the extent and nature of sexual exploitation in the UK between July 2018 and July 2019:
“This vital data highlights the horror of sexual exploitation in this country. While we have made great progress in identifying victims in recent years, it is important to remember they only represents a tiny portion of the girls actually victimised by pimps and traffickers in the UK.