The motion is not guaranteed a place on the agenda, however it could be given time for debate if enough on the representatives vote for it to be one of 3 'chosen' motions which will be debated on Thursday morning
The motion (366) is that this meeting:- i) demands that child safeguarding procedures must apply to all children without gender discrimination and irrespective of the beliefs or social status of the child's parents or guardians; ii) notes the increasing evidence of significant complications from childhood male circumcision, including meatal stenosis, bleeding, infection, scarring and adult psychosexual dysfunction; iii) endorses the May 2010 position statement of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) which called non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors a violation of children's rights to autonomy and physical integrity; iv) notes the GMC guidance in respect of the responsibilities of registered medical practitioners in the matter of female genital mutilation (FGM) (0-18 years; Guidance for all doctors; end notes reference 15) - and as set down in the 2003 FGM legislation; v) insists on equality between GMC policies for doctors concerning females and males in respect of non-therapeutic genital surgery; vi) calls for no further commissioning or funding of non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors in the NHS.
If motion 366 is not chosen for debate, there is a possibility that all genital mutilation, includingUnnecessary Male Circumcision, could be debated in the 'Medical Ethics' section of the meeting. This might be achieved by an amendment to motion 348 to remove the word 'female', so including all children in child protection and not just girls as is currently the case.
Motion 348 states that this meeting:
"wants the government to take necessary legal steps and actions against persons to protect UK female children undergoing female genital mutilation here in this country or abroad".