Bishop of St Albans asks Government about forced marriage

St Albans 2On 1st July 2019 the Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, received a written answer from the Government in reply to questions about forced marriage:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: HL16427 To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 May (HL15521), how many cases were dealt with by the Forced Marriage Unit in 2018.

Baroness Williams of Trafford: Statistics on the number of cases dealt with by the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU), including a breakdown by region and age, are published annually and available online.

Figures for 2018 were published on 24 May. In 2018, the FMU gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,764 cases via its public helpline and email inbox.