MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Have you had any discussions with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about ensuring we see successful prosecutions in London?


Answer for FGM

Answer for FGM

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This is something I have discussed with the Commissioner.

I am determined to eliminate and prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) in London. This is a key part of my refreshed violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy and I am keen to ensure we maintain pressure until we see the practice eradicated.

MOPAC has recently launched my Harmful Practice pilot.  This has a clear focus on enforcement and prosecution coupled with early identification and prevention, safeguarding and access to support and community engagement.  This work was devised and will be overseen by my Harmful Practices taskforce and the MPS are key members of this group.

This two year programme of work will allow us to truly get to grips with preventing this abhorrent practice.