HC Deb 27 July 2000 vol 354 c869W
Ms McCafferty

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans his Department has to produce supplementary guidance to the document entitled, "Working Together to Safeguard Children", on female genital mutilation. [132941]

Jacqui Smith

We have no plans to produce any supplementary guidance to "Working Together to Safeguard Children" on female genital mutilation. The guidance in this document clearly sets out the action to be taken by a local authority if it has reason to believe a child is at risk from abuse, including female genital mutilation.