Forced Marriage

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 9:30 am, 2nd July 2015

The joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office forced marriage unit, which has been in operation for about 10 years, provides free and confidential advice on the dangers of being forced into marriage and the precautions that can be taken. It operates both here and overseas and last year gave advice and support in nearly 1,300 cases. I commend its work to the House.