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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 635: tabled on 28 October 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 expresses concern at the abhorrent crime of female genital mutilation (FGM); notes the work of the British Arab Federation in its efforts to tackle this issue; calls on the Government to implement a change in the law to protect girls living in Britain and British girls from being taken to other legal jurisdictions with the intention of carrying out FGM; further calls for better enforcement of the law relating to parents and guardians who organise FGM and medical practitioners who conduct FGM procedures; and further calls for better education to support young girls in resisting FGM and to empower communities to confront that crime.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 January 2014
Southend West
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2013
Harrow East
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2013
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2013
Monmouth
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2013
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 November 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 29 October 2013
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Glasgow South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 6 November 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 30 October 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 November 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
East Lothian
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 October 2013
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2013
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Bolsover
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2013
Hazel Grove
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2013
Bradford East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2013
East Antrim
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.