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Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

Question for Attorney General

UIN 910351, tabled on 11 April 2019

What steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution of people responsible for female genital mutilation.

Answered on

11 April 2019

The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice. I welcome the recent successful conviction in London which was the first in the UK.

Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

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Attorney General
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