Early day motion 1059

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GUARDIAN CAMPAIGN TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

That this House notes that an estimated 66,000 women in the UK have suffered from female genital mutilation (FGM); further notes that an additional 20,000 British girls are thought to be at risk of being cut every year despite previous Government promises to stop FGM; commends the work of 17 year old student Fahma Mohamed, alongside The Guardian newspaper, to put a stop to this inhumane and unnecessary practice; further notes that Fahma's change.org petition calling on the Department for Education (DfE) to teach about FGM in schools has already collected over 22,310 signatories; welcomes the announcement on 6 February 2014 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and the Minister of State for the Home Office of a package of measures designed to combat this harmful practice nationally and internationally; calls on the Government, and in particular the DfE to do everything in its power to support the work of Fahma and countless others who are fighting to end the culture of secrecy and fear around the practice; and further calls for swift action on the issue before the 'cutting season' begins once more during the 2014 school summer holidays.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 12.02.2014
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 24.02.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 11.02.2014
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 01.04.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 12.02.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.02.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 12.02.2014
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 02.04.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 27.02.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.02.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 10.02.2014
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 12.02.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.02.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 10.02.2014
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 06.02.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 13.02.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 11.02.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.03.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 24.02.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 24.02.2014
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.02.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 06.02.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 10.02.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 25.02.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 10.02.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 26.02.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 24.02.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 11.02.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 12.02.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 13.02.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 11.02.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 11.02.2014
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 24.02.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 06.02.2014
O'Donnell, Fiona Labour Party East Lothian 12.02.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 11.02.2014
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 04.03.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 13.02.2014
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 04.03.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 13.02.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 11.02.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.02.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 10.03.2014
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 12.02.2014
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 11.02.2014
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 10.02.2014
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 03.03.2014
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 03.03.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 11.02.2014