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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Female Genital Mutilation (17 November 2014)

Karl Turner: What steps the Government are taking to identify and safeguard girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Female Genital Mutilation (10 March 2014)

Karl Turner: What steps she is taking to increase the number of people who are investigated and charged for carrying out female genital mutilation.

Contamination of Beef Products: Violence against Women and Girls (14 February 2013)

Karl Turner: ...that in real terms, three or four children in every classroom experience domestic violence. Humberside police respond to some 55 incidents of domestic violence every month, and 81% of victims are female. Children who live with domestic violence have an increased risk of behavioural problems and emotional trauma. Mental health difficulties will definitely arise in their adult lives as a...

Contamination of Beef Products: Violence against Women and Girls (14 February 2013)

Karl Turner: I agree entirely with the hon. Lady, who has done a great deal of work on this issue as the chair of the all-party group on female genital mutilation. I will make one final point. The Metropolitan police set up Project Azure to tackle the problem of female genital mutilation across the country. However, a freedom of information request showed that the team consists of just one full-time...

Female Genital Mutilation (8 January 2013)

Karl Turner: .... I am delighted to have secured this important debate on what I believe to be a national scandal, with thousands of victims violated and failed every year. Although the scandalous practice of female genital mutilation is shrouded in secrecy, the Government estimate that 20,000 girls under 15 in England and Wales could be at high risk of FGM. That is more than 50 young victims every day....

Female Genital Mutilation (8 January 2013)

Karl Turner: The hon. Lady makes a good point. I had the opportunity through Hilary Burrage, who has campaigned tirelessly on female genital mutilation, to meet the leading French prosecutor. What the hon. Lady suggests is exactly the action being taken in France. Working in that way clearly helps to prevent perpetrators from committing the offence. I am pleased that we now have a victims commissioner. It...

Female Genital Mutilation (8 January 2013)

Karl Turner: ...with the matter. The hon. Lady does not seem terribly impressed at that comment, but that point was put to me very recently. The reduction in social services budgets is definitely an issue, because female genital mutilation is not the priority that it should be. The lack of evidence and witnesses is also an issue. The lack of prosecutions is compounded by many factors. The police are not...

Female Genital Mutilation (8 January 2013)

Karl Turner: ...this crime produces 20,000 victims every year, I suggest that the Minister’s Department has a single Minister with specific responsibility for providing justice to victims. As the NSPCC rightly states, female genital mutilation is a form of physical child abuse that should be dealt with through the child protection system. Reticence or failure to intervene effectively is not...

Written Answers — Health: Female Genital Mutilation (12 December 2012)

Karl Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training (a) health professionals, (b) education professionals and (c) social care professionals receive in respect of female genital mutilation.

Written Answers — Health: Female Genital Mutilation (13 November 2012)

Karl Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider including a mandatory data collection question about female genital mutilation on GP registration forms.

Written Answers — Home Department: Female Genital Mutilation (7 November 2012)

Karl Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what responsibilities police and crime commissioners will be given for tackling female genital mutilation-related crimes.

Written Answers — Justice: Female Genital Mutilation (7 November 2012)

Karl Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding the Government have made available for engaging with communities affected by female genital mutilation.

Written Answers — Home Department: Female Genital Mutilation (6 November 2012)

Karl Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of girls being taken out of the country to have female genital mutilation performed.

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