David Cameron on forced marriage reforms
The government is to consult on making it a criminal offence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to force a person to marry against their will.
Earlier this year the Home Office rejected the idea amid fears victims might be put off coming forward.
In a speech David Cameron also announced plans to make it a criminal offence to breach orders imposed by the courts to prevent forced marriages taking place.
People should not "shy away" from addressing the issue because of "cultural concerns", he said.
10 Oct 2011
- From the section UK Politics