FGM: flights to and from high-risk countries

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4901
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What protocols exist or actions are you and the MPS taking with the UKBA regarding monitoring flights of high risk individuals to countries where FGM is prevalent?

Answer

Answer for FGM: flights to and from high-risk countries

Answer for FGM: flights to and from high-risk countries

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS has assured me that processes are in place to ensure the safety of individuals at risk of FGM being taken abroad to countries where FGM is prevalent. This includes, FGM awareness training which has been provided by the MPS to UKBA staff at Heathrow airport.