Crime Statistics: Gender Identity - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:23 pm on 24 April 2024.

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Photo of Lord Sandhurst Lord Sandhurst Conservative 3:23, 24 April 2024

My Lords, anyone, including a convicted criminal, can change name and gender, and then obtain a new passport and driving licence and, in effect, change identity for most practical purposes. Ordinarily, in the case of persons who have changed gender, the DBS certificate will display their acquired gender. Is my noble friend the Minister satisfied that it is not possible for a passport and driving licence to be reissued to show the new name and acquired gender—thereby to be presented by the holder to defeat an effective DBS check?