Britain says it is considering criminalising the act of forcing someone into a marriage under moves to tighten immigration policy.
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that Ministers would examine whether existing law could be changed.
Currently, a potential victim can apply to a civil court for a protection order and anyone breaching that order can be jailed for two years.
Mr. Cameron said Britain should strengthen its response to the issue and draft a new criminal offense.
He also pledged to introduce stricter tests for marriage visas, aimed at weeding out immigrants who conduct sham weddings to win access to the U.K.