Clause 4 - Extension of sections 1 to 3

Part of Female Genital Mutilation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 25th June 2003.

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Photo of Robert Key Robert Key Conservative, Salisbury 2:45 pm, 25th June 2003

I rise to support the clause and the Bill in general. I believe that the vast majority of our constituents have no idea that this sort of thing happens. When I have talked about the issue to constituents, they have been deeply shocked to discover that FGM goes on, and horrified that Parliament allows it to continue. I therefore congratulate the hon. Members for Cynon Valley and for Calder Valley on the work that they have done on the issue. They enjoy my strong support and that of the vast majority of my constituents.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 4 ordered to stand part of the Bill.