The FOI requests that Theresa May, Home Secretary, appears to be struggling with

Three weeks ago we posted a blog piece about the Home Office’s lack of response to our FOI requests on MGM, addressed to Theresa May. Public bodies are required to respond to FOI requests within 20 working days, and 15 more working days – three calendar weeks – have elapsed since that deadline. We’ve emailed the Home Office FOI team three times about their response being overdue, and had no explanation from them.

Ms May appears to be struggling with our perfectly simple FOI requests:

Given that MGM demonstrably results in bodily harm, and often mental harm, on what grounds are the police declining to press charges against those carrying out the operations?

Regardless of those grounds, will the government commit publicly to introducing legislation in this parliamentary term (i.e. before May 2020) to make non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors illegal?

With the benefit of hindsight, we should have made the deadline for introducing legislation much earlier. That apart, we look forward to Ms May’s response.

5 thoughts on “The FOI requests that Theresa May, Home Secretary, appears to be struggling with

  1. Keep on with this the Home Office should not be let off the hook on the first part . As you quote elsewhere there is data that significant numbers of infant boys are having to be taken to A &E . Why are there not prosecutions? There is no new law needed for such an assault that results in injury. It is this first part that is crucial because clearly the Police and CPS are not prosecuting the laws that exist . They should have a statement about why this is. ( of course they won’t have because it’s either “can’t be bothered” or ” likely clash with ethnic groups”).

  2. Men have allowed feminists to succeed in making male genitalia a subject of near-universal mockery. The change necessary in popular ‘culture’ is vast – but men can bring about that change as easily as we allowed ourselves to be stripped of respect. Don’t laugh when Hollywood presents a woman kicking a man in the balls as ‘comedy’ and, at the other end of the spectrum, don’t stay silent when someone you know spouts off about circumcision – and especially in this regard, remind feminists, and to some extent women in general, that they have no say in regard to MGM except to voice support for its abolition. Men’s bodies; men’s choices.

  3. police and authorities routinely ignore male interests on grounds that gentlemen tolerate second class treatment vis a vis ladies,historically.
    About time they were reminded that this is no longer acceptable.

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