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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps the CPS is taking to improve the rate of prosecution of people responsible for female genital mutilation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 910351 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice. I welcome the recent successful conviction in London which was the first in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 910355 more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T12:19:41.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:19:41.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1121274
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps the CPS is taking to prosecute people responsible for female genital mutilation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
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Nigel Huddleston more like this
star this property uin 910355 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice. I welcome the recent successful conviction in London which was the first in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 910351 more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T12:19:41.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:19:41.15Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4407
unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Huddleston more like this
1108889
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecution in cases involving female genital mutilation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239331 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice, and recently obtained the first conviction for such a case, in London. CPS prosecutors work closely with the police from the outset of these cases to address the challenges they raise, including legal questions concerning jurisdiction and expert evidence, and have assigned FGM leads for every CPS Area. Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T13:19:28.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T13:19:28.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1087548
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 March (HL Deb, col 711), whether they will ask the Attorney General to invite the views of inspectorates of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service on the problems of prosecuting cases of FGM. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL14468 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. The Government will not tolerate a practice which can cause extreme and lifelong physical and psychological suffering to women and girls. We strengthened the law in 2015, including through the introduction of Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (FGMPOs), which are often issued with the purpose of preventing FGM from happening. 296 FGMPOs were issued between Octo-ber 2015 and September 2018. The Government works closely with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to ensure a robust and effective response to FGM.</p><p>Cases of FGM involving very young and vulnerable victims are among the most complex referred to the CPS. The CPS has appointed lead FGM prosecutors, and local investigation and prosecution protocols between the police and CPS are in place to ensure that robust cases for prosecution are built. A joint police and CPS focus group for so-called honour-based abuse (HBA), forced marriage and FGM is pushing for continuous improvement in the handling of HBA cases and an increased level of support for complainants and witnesses.</p><p>There are a number of specific issues with the prosecution of these crimes. They can involve victims being hurt and coerced by members of their own families and communities, making it difficult for them to feel confident to report the crime. Additionally, in many instances when cases are referred to the CPS, it does not have jurisdiction to prosecute, if the procedure was carried out overseas before the victim moved to the UK. Further, medical evidence alone cannot prove all the elements of the offence.</p><p>In 2015 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary published a report – “The depths of dishonour – Hidden voices and shameful crimes” into the police response to so-called honour-based violence, forced marriage and FGM. This made 14 recommendations for improvement. Progress against those recommendations is monitored by the Home Office, including at a meeting on 27 February 2019 of the National Oversight Group for Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment, chaired by the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability.</p><p>The Government is working with communities and stakeholders to emphasise the adverse health consequences of FGM and the fact that it is illegal, including through a recent awareness-raising campaign and through ongoing outreach work by the Home Office’s FGM Unit.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T17:45:47.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:45:47.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Manzoor on 29 January (HL12848), how many successful prosecutions there have been in the UK for female genital mutiliation; and how many prosecutions are pending. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL13299 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Up until 31 December 2017, there have been two prosecutions in England and Wales (one in 2014, and one in 2016) but no convictions for the principal offence of female genital mutilation under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Data for 2018 will be published in May 2019.</p><p>Whilst not yet recorded in the official statistics, a jury convicted the first defendant of an FGM offence on 1 February 2019.</p><p>Information around pending prosecutions is held by the Crown Prosecution Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T12:34:27.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T12:34:27.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there have been under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 in each year since 2015; and how many have been successful. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL8197 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
unstar this property answer text <p>In the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017, there was one prosecution (in 2016) under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, and that did not result in a conviction. This data relates only to those proceedings where the principal offence prosecuted was under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.</p><p> </p><p>Where a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, data would only record the offence for which the heaviest penalty was imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected would be the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty was the most severe.</p><p> </p><p>Data for 2018 will be published in May 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T15:40:15.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T15:40:15.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for female genital mutilation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 127960 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has made the prosecution of female genital mutilation (FGM) a priority and has introduced a series of measures to further improve its handling of these cases. Every FGM case reported to the police is eligible for early investigative advice from the CPS, and training on FGM has been delivered to investigators and prosecutors across the country.</p><p>The CPS has also appointed lead FGM prosecutors for each CPS area and agreed investigation and prosecution protocols with local police forces.</p><p>Where FGM is not charged, other offences will be considered, and the CPS has developed an <em>aide memoire</em> for prosecutors and police identifying other offences which may be considered in the event that evidence does not support an offence under the FGM Act 2003.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-02-27T10:41:58.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-27T10:41:58.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for female genital mutilation there have been in the last 30 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 108493 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
unstar this property answer text <p>There has been one prosecution which was under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bracknell more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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less than 2017-10-25T13:45:54.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T13:45:54.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
685552
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star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have been brought under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 since the introduction of that legislation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 63143 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. The Government will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong physical and psychological suffering to women and girls. <br> <br> There has been one prosecution brought under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, which was unsuccessful. The police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have highlighted that one reason for the lack of investigations and prosecutions is a lack of referrals. In addition, cultural taboo and the age and vulnerability of the victims may prevent them coming forward. <br> <br> In 2015 we significantly changed the law to breakdown these barriers. We introduced: extended extra-territorial jurisdiction, lifelong anonymity for victims, a new offence of failure to protect a girl from FGM and a mandatory reporting duty. We have also introduced FGM Protection Orders and latest figures show that 79 have been made to protect girls.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-02-09T16:42:45.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T16:42:45.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for female genital mutilation have been taken, or are pending, under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 in each year from 2005 to date. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL1747 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-21more like thismore than 2016-09-21
unstar this property answer text <p>There has been one prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 since it came into force.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service is unable to report data on pre-charge decisions by offence, because the applicable offence(s) are only confirmed when a defendant is charged and the case proceeds to a first hearing in court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Mobarik more like this
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less than 2016-09-21T15:05:44.337Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-21T15:05:44.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Mobarik more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this