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PREVENTION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 303: tabled on 14 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is an illegal practice in the UK and that legislation includes the offences of taking a British national or a permanent resident abroad for FGM; further notes that FGM still is an offence under the Human Rights Act; recognises that an estimated 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of FGM and a further 66,000 women in the UK are living with the horrific consequences of FGM, which may cause severe health implications later on in life; understands that FGM has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985 under the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act but the hidden nature of the practice means that it still exists; and urges professionals, politicians and communities across the UK to strive towards ending the barbaric practice of FGM.

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 21 July 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2015
Harrow East
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 7 September 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2015
New Forest East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
York Central
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2015
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Belfast East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh East
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dewsbury
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2015
Arfon
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.