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Transpeople (Prisons)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:44 am on 20th November 2015.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Shadow Minister (Home Office) 11:44 am, 20th November 2015

I find it shameful, and a bad reflection on the House, that in transgender awareness week, and on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we are here not to celebrate people’s right to self-determination, but to mourn the death of Vicky Thompson. I was reassured when the Minister said that the Government were conducting a review of gender detention policy to ensure that decision making would be uniform in future. May I suggest that he work closely with the Women and Equalities Committee, which is taking evidence on issues affecting transpeople in the criminal justice system?