11 February 2019
Andrew Bridgen questions Government on legislation on male genital mutilation

Speaking in a debate on legislation to protect vulnerable young girls against female genital mutilation, Andrew Bridgen condemns FGM as abhorrent and barbaric and asks about legislation on male genital mutilation.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

Female genital mutilation is abhorrent and barbaric and should never be inflicted on any girl or woman in this country or, indeed, any country. In the spirit of equality, will the Minister update the House on the Government’s policy on male genital mutilation?

Lucy Frazer

My hon. Friend has a number of concerns relating to family justice that I am happy to have talked to him about over recent months. This Bill was about female genital mutilation, and the Government will be bringing forward legislation to address that matter.