Forced Marriage Unit: Finance

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to the Forced Marriage Unit in each year since 2011.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

For financial year 2011/12, the Forced Marriage Unit – jointly run between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office – was attributed a total of £543,036 for staffing and project funding. This amounted to £599,262 in 2012/13; £573,323 in 2013/14; £552,535 in 2014/15; £549,726 in 2015/16; £426,030 in 2016/17; and £447,078 by the end of this financial year. Over this period we have cut costs through efficiencies and by centralising the administrative function of the Forced Marriage Unit, but the numbers of caseworkers has not changed.

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