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The failure to prevent female genital mutilation in Britain will be condemned by MPs tomorrow as a "national scandal" that has led to thousands of girls suffering barbaric child abuse.

In a hard-hitting report, the Commons home affairs committee will criticise ministers, police, doctors, teachers and other public officials for allowing cutting, and further forms of illegal mutilation, to be inflicted on young victims.

The MPs will call for a national action plan and a raft of reforms to protect girls and bring perpetrators to justice. These are expected to include:


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