Integrated Communities Strategy - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:23 pm on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Lord Singh of Wimbledon Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbench 12:23 pm, 17th November 2020

My Lords, the Government have a clear responsibility to protect the legal rights of vulnerable girls entering into that religious marriage. Simply saying all citizens can access their legal rights is like saying that all citizens have a right to dine in the Dorchester. Will the Minister agree that, while religious ceremonies should be respected, both marriage partners should be made aware of the law of the land on gender equality and women’s rights?