UK must stop passing buck on 'national scandal' of FGM, say MPs

March 14, 2015 12:10 AM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British government must stop passing the buck for the failure to bring prosecutions for female genital mutilation (FGM), a parliamentary committee said on Saturday, branding the lack of action to protect girls a "national scandal".

"While agencies play pass-the-parcel of responsibility, young girls are being mutilated every hour of every day. This is deplorable," said committee chairman MP Keith Vaz.

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