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Female Genital Mutilation

EDM number 1219 in 2010-12, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 20/12/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Children and families.

That this House is concerned about the continuing prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK, despite the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 that restated and amended the prohibition of such practices under UK law; understands that there have been no prosecutions in respect of offences relating to female genital mutilation in the last five years; notes the World Health Organisation's (WHO) view that the procedure has no health benefits, and can cause severe acute and chronic problems for physical and mental health; further notes that the WHO recognises four distinct types of FGM; recognises that the procedure is nearly always carried out on minors and thus constitutes a violation of the rights of children; further recognises that the practice violates the human rights of girls and women, including a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death; acknowledges that the causes of FGM are complex and include a mix of cultural and social factors within families and communities; further acknowledges that no religious scripts prescribe the practice; and calls on the Government to ensure that protection is provided for young women at risk, whether they are UK nationals, permanent residents or newly arrived.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Valerie Vaz20/12/2010Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley20/12/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Bob Russell20/12/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Katy Clark20/12/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Andrew George21/12/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins21/12/2010Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn21/12/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon21/12/2010North TynesideLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson10/01/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Mark Durkan10/01/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mike Hancock10/01/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Sheridan11/01/2011Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram11/01/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley11/01/2011York CentralLabourSigned
Paul Flynn11/01/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale11/01/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Shannon11/01/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
John McDonnell12/01/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop12/01/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Mark Williams12/01/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams12/01/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Gapes12/01/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin12/01/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton12/01/2011GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/01/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Albert Owen12/01/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Naomi Long12/01/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/01/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Tony Lloyd12/01/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
George Howarth12/01/2011KnowsleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie12/01/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gregory Campbell12/01/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Roger Williams13/01/2011Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson13/01/2011North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke13/01/2011Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne13/01/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Frank Doran17/01/2011Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Mark Reckless17/01/2011Rochester and StroodConservativeSigned
John Hemming18/01/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech18/01/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds19/01/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Nicholas Dakin20/01/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Linda Riordan26/01/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn02/02/2011JarrowLabourSigned

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