Pupils: Southwark:Written question - 111920

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Asked on: 07 November 2017
Department for Education
Pupils: Southwark
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children attending schools in the London Borough of Southwark have been taken out of school (a) to undergo female genital mutilation abroad or (b) for a forced marriage abroad in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 13 November 2017

It is illegal to force marriage or to practise female genital mutilation (FGM) on a girl or woman (or arrange for a third party to practise it), whether in the UK or overseas.

Information on the number of children who have been taken out of school to undergo FGM abroad or for a forced marriage abroad is not collected by the department.

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