FGM in London

MQT on 2011-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2011
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Earlier this year the government removed the Whitehall post which dealt with female genital mutilation (FGM) and instead integrated this work into several departments. 1. What effect, if any, do you think this has had on the problem of FGM in London? 2. How many cases have been reported in 2010 and 2011? How many people have been prosecuted in each of these years?


Answer for FGM in London

Answer for FGM in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA officers have been assured by the Home Office that this work shall continue and has been absorbed by the Home Office sexual violence team.

There were 41 cases of FGM reported in 2010 and 9 so far in 2011.

To date, there have been no prosecutions for FGM in the UK.