Forced Marriage

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce legislation to criminalise forced marriage.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

On 8 June we announced our plans to criminalise forced marriage. Subject to parliamentary time, we hope to introduce the legislation in the 2013-14 session.

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