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.

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