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 hon. Lady makes a proper point. I can reassure her that the degree of training and, importantly, the joint training that goes on with the police is very much understood by the Crown Prosecution Service. It applies not just to forced marriage, but to a range of offences in which cultural barriers and other issues can make it difficult for victims to come forward. It is well understood and I am glad to see that numbers continue to increase, but of course more work needs to be done.