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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 106: tabled on 22 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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

<p>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; commends its encouragement of healthcare professionals including midwives, obstetricians, nurses, 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 zeroin the number of prosecutions brought for offences relating to FGM; and calls for politicians, professionals and communities to continue towork in partnership to bring an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.</p><!--END: /htmlTemplates/components/edm/edm-detail.asp-->

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
York Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2012
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 June 2012
Belfast North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Bishop Auckland
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2012
North Wiltshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 23 May 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2012
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 25 June 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2012
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Bolsover
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2012
Tonbridge and Malling
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 September 2012
Pendle
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2012
Kingston upon Hull East
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2012
Calder Valley
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
Bristol West

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.