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Friday 11th July 2003

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION BILL

NEW CLAUSE

Offence of advocating female genital mutilation

   

Mr David Wilshire

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person is guilty of an offence if he advocates the practice of female genital mutilation for any reason other than those specified in subsection (2) of section 1.

    (2)   For the purposes of determining whether an offence has been committed under this section, it is immaterial whether the advocacy took the form of spoken or written words.

    (3)   For the purposes of determining whether an offence has been committed under this section it is immaterial whether there are any religious, cultural or ritual reasons.'.


   

Mr David Wilshire

3

Page     1,     line     3     [Clause     1],     leave out 'girls' and insert 'females'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

8

Page     1,     line     5     [Clause     1],     leave out 'or mental'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

4

Page     1,     line     10     [Clause     1],     leave out 'a registered medical practitioner' and insert 'a person registered as a medical practitioner within the United Kingdom'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

5

Page     1,     line     12     [Clause     1],     leave out paragragh (a) and insert 'a person registered as a medical practitioner within the United Kingdom, a person registered as a midwife within the United Kingdom or a person undergoing a course of training with a view to becoming such a practitioner or midwife.'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

9

Page     1,     line     21     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr David Wilshire

10

Page     2,     line     10     [Clause     3],     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Sir Paul Beresford
Mr Christopher Chope

2

Page     2,     line     29     [Clause     5],     leave out '14' and insert '5'.


   

Mr David Wilshire

6

Page     3,     line     13     [Clause     8],     leave out from 'on' to end of line 14 and insert 'the day after this Act receives Royal Assent.'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

7

Page     3,     line     16     [Clause     8],     leave out subsection (4).


 
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