HL Deb 27 November 1985 vol 468 cc967-8WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assistance is being given to provide education to reduce the incidence of female circumcision in the United Kingdom.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Baroness Trumpington)

The Government are making grants totalling £86,000 to three voluntary organisations, the Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (FORWARD), the London Black Women's Health Action Project, and the Minority Rights Group, to fund schemes to promote an information and education campaign about the potentially adverse effects on health of the practice of female circumcision, which is now specifically prohibited in the United Kingdom.