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Forced Marriages

EDM number 1188A1 in 2009-10, proposed by Ann Cryer on 29/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Marriage.

leave out from `Kingdom' to end and add `recognises that the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 has only been in operation for 18 months, with already nearly 100 forced marriage orders having been served, thus saving nearly 100 women from the severe trauma, humiliation and rape involved in this inhuman activity; also recognises that many victims would be unwilling to report the offence if it were regarded as a criminal act to be dealt with through the criminal justice system; but believes however that should the number of forced marriages continue to increase the Government should in 18 months time consider the need for a specific criminal offence.

This is a ammendment to 1188.

This motion has been signed by a total of 3 MPs.

Ann Cryer29/03/2010KeighleyLabourProposed
Betty Williams30/03/2010ConwyLabourSeconded
Janet Dean30/03/2010BurtonLabourSeconded

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