Female Genital Mutilation

Home Department written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) in how many cases asylum was granted on the grounds of the risk of female genital mutilation in each year since 2010;

(2) in how many cases asylum was applied for on the basis of the risk of female genital mutilation but subsequently rejected since 2010.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 10 September 2013

The Home Office does not routinely record, on its Case Information Database, information about the grounds on which asylum is claimed. The information requested could be obtained only by a manual search of the files of all asylum claims from women since 2010 and this could be achieved only at a disproportionate cost.

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