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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 670: tabled on 05 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 that there is a need for stronger action to prevent the crime of female genital mutilation (FGM); notes the report by a coalition of health professionals calling for FGM to be treated as child abuse; further notes the action plan on tackling FGM published by the former Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer; calls for implementation of the recommendation in the report and action plan that evidence of FGM in the family should be collected and used to identify persons who may be at risk of FGM; further calls for examination of the reporting duties for medical professionals and teachers in referring possible FGM cases to the police; and further calls on the Government to formulate a strategy to raise awareness of this issue.

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.

Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2013
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2013
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2014
North East Derbyshire
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2013
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2014
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2013
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2013
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 November 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2013
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 November 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Mansfield
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2013
North Antrim
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 November 2013
South Down
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2013
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Bolsover
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2013
Meriden
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2013
Pendle
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2013
Hazel Grove
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
West Bromwich East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.