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 whether they intend that any forthcoming criminalisation of forced marriage will include terms on (1) deportation, (2) the withdrawal of United Kingdom citizenship, or (3) the application of financial penalties for perpetrators.

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

We have not yet drafted the new offence and so are not yet in a position to say how it will work. An announcement will be made in due course.

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