Legislation Against Female Genital Mutilation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:56 pm on 11th February 2019.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley 4:56 pm, 11th February 2019

Like everybody else in this building—and, frankly, in the country—I am disgusted by Sir Christopher Chope. If I were ever to be in charge of a political party, I certainly would not allow him to keep his Whip, should he ever do anything like this in this place again. He is a total disgrace. New laws are very nice but they are often just words on goatskin to the women who are affected by these and other crimes, so what will be in this Bill to make sure that the services that used to exist in Birmingham for victims of FGM and their families will be put back?