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

I have dealt with training within the CPS and the police, but the hon. Gentleman makes a proper point about third-party agencies. In the case of young people it is an issue of safeguarding. Forced marriage is a form of child abuse and must be recognised as such. All agencies should be alert to this manifestation and make reports promptly and comprehensively.