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Forced Marriage

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will take steps to ensure that information on (a) helplines and (b) access to support for victims of forced marriage or persons in fear of forced marriage is made available at airports, ports and other public places within the responsibility of her Department. (185583)

I have been asked to reply.

The display of information on helplines at airports and ports is a matter for the individual companies and organisations. However, the work of the Forced Marriage Unit in promoting the issues of forced marriage to staff at points of entry and exit into the country has ensured that a number of airports and ports display literature on forced marriage which gives details on how to access support.