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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND THE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 2011

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2229: tabled on 11 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that an estimated 80,000 women and girls in the UK are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), 24,000 of whom are girls under the age of 15 years; further notes that these procedures have no health benefits and are recognised internationally as a violation of human rights; acknowledges FGM as an important public interest issue, as it physically and mentally damages young women; further acknowledges there can be serious complications with pregnancy and childbirth if a woman has undergone FGM; welcomes the work of the Female Genital Mutilation National Clinical Group which organised the Working in Partnership conference in Birmingham on 21 September 2011; commends its encouragement of healthcare professionals (including midwives, obstetricians, nurses, and public health professionals), community workers, policy makers, police and others to work together to identify women and girls who are at risk, to support those who have already suffered and to prevent the practice of FGM; further welcomes the new legal guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service; looks forward to an increase from zero of the number of prosecutions brought for offences relating to FGM; and calls for politicians, professionals and communities to work in partnership to bring an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2011
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2011
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2011
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2011
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2011
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2011
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 19 October 2011
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2011
New Forest East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 October 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 October 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 October 2011
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2011
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2011
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2011
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 October 2011
South Down
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2011
Pendle

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.