Almost two weeks ago we posted a blog piece about the Home Office’s response to our FOI request on MGM – asking why the police don’t bring prosecutions for the crime – being overdue. Details here.
Public bodies are required to respond to FOI requests within 20 working days. We’ve emailed the Home Office FOI team twice about their response being overdue, and had no response.
What might explain this? Could it be that – just two days before the Conservatives’ annual conference – the reason we haven’t yet had a response to our FOI request, is that the government is contemplating making MGM specifically illegal – it is, of course, already illegal, but not specifically so – in line with FGM? Perhaps the party doesn’t want to risk a backlash before, or during, the conference.
I invite you to join us in protesting against MGM outside the party conference venue on Sunday and/or Monday. Details here.
Thank you for your support in seeking to spare future generations of males the brutal procedure that has scarred so many previous generations.