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Female genital mutilation failure 'a national scandal' - MPs

The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK is a "national scandal" that has affected as many as 170,000 women, MPs have said.

A report by the Home Affairs Committee said failures by ministers, police and other agencies have led to the "preventable mutilation of thousands of girls".

Critics say the report has no plan for engaging with the communities involved to help end the practice.

Home affairs correspondent June Kelly reports.

  • 02 Jul 2014
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