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Written Answers — House of Lords: Equality Bill (26 Oct 2009)

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from members of the public and organisations representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people about the Equality Bill not providing them with protection against harassment, though it does protect against harassment on the grounds of race, gender and disability; and how they intend to respond.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Equality (28 Oct 2009)

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to respond to reports of increased levels of homophobic attacks and abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Written Answers — Justice: Transgendered Prisoners (2 Nov 2009)

Phil Hope: I have been asked to reply. Neither the Department of Health nor the Ministry of Justice collect information on the number of transgender prisoners. The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) gives a person in possession of or applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate the right to privacy. However, not all transsexual or transgender prisoners will be covered by a GRA and it does not...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Justice: Justice (3 Nov 2009)

Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there have been under the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Act 2009, in relation to (a) disability, (b) sexual orientation and (c) transgender identity.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Equalities: Equalities (5 Nov 2009)

Alex Neil: ...in Scotland to children of LGBT parents, September to November 2008. 5. Evidence review for British Sign Language as a curriculum subject at school, from April to July 2009. 6. Experiences of being transgender in Scotland, from July to October 2009. 7. Occupational segregation (OS): study exploring how deeply OS is ingrained in public attitudes from September to December 2009. The...

Bill Presented — Personal Care At Home Bill: Home Office and Work and Pensions (25 Nov 2009)

David Davies: I do not understand the Secretary of State's confusion. Official forms nowadays seem to ask for all sorts of information. They ask whether people are gay, straight, transgender-whatever that is-black, Asian, Chinese or something else. Why should they not ask whether people are married? Surely that is about the only bit of information that the Government are missing nowadays.

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (26 Nov 2009)

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin: ...equalities legislation. Since 1997, we have introduced the national minimum wage; brought in paternity leave; improved maternity pay; introduced new rights for disabled, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and moved to tackle institutional racism. In October 2007, we set up the Government Equalities Office, with responsibility for the Government's overall strategy and priorities...

Equality Bill: New Clause 41 — Irrelevance of alleged discriminator's characteristics (2 Dec 2009)

John Mason: ...that there are high figures on almost every other kind of bullying too? The level of bullying faced by religious people is potentially even higher than that faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Written Answers — Health: Gender Identity Disorder: Prisoners (8 Dec 2009)

Phil Hope: ..., treatment and care of prisoners who have or have had gender dysphoria is currently undergoing revision following the ruling of a recent Judicial Review in which the claimant, a pre-operative transgender prisoner, applied for Judicial Review of a decision of the defendant Secretary of State for Justice refusing to transfer her from a male prison to a female prison. The application was...

Equality Bill: Second Reading (15 Dec 2009)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...of signing a contract without a younger person present to explain the details to them. One in five lesbian, gay or bisexual people has experienced homophobic bullying at work and nearly half of transgender or transsexual people do not use public, social or leisure facilities for fear of discrimination. Good though our record has been, we need to do more. That is what the Bill before the...

Equality Bill: Second Reading (Continued) (15 Dec 2009)

the Bishop of Chester: ...views in some of the faith communities. Noble Lords will not be surprised to hear that the Church of England cannot quite make up its mind, and it is left to individual bishops to decide whether a transgender person can be accepted for ordination. There are conscientious and sincerely held beliefs on different sides in this matter. As a society overall, the current anti-discrimination...

Equality Bill: Committee (1st Day) (11 Jan 2010)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth: ...evidence of discrimination it brought forward simply reinforces the evidence brought forth by other dalit organisations over many years and is very distressing. The Government moved in relation to transgender people, who I suppose number 2,500, on the basis of the stories they had heard. I suggest to the Government that the mass of evidence of real, distressing discrimination now provided...

Equality Bill — Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (11 Jan 2010)

the Bishop of Chichester: ...for reasons that touch central aspects of the life of those communities, which should themselves be protected. That focus is understandable, but this amendment has a different purpose. It asks that transgendering or transgendered people, claiming the legal protection of this Bill, would need to be or have been under the supervision of a qualified medical practitioner, which is the present...

Equality Bill — Committee (Continued) (2nd Day) (13 Jan 2010)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton: ...schools. The UK charity Beatbullying has just reported that of more than 800 children between the ages of 11 and 16, 23 per cent had been harassed because of their religion or belief. The young transgender person forming their identity in school faces bullying and harassment. Some 64 per cent of young trans-men and 44 per cent of young trans-women will experience harassment and bullying in...

Written Answers — Women and Equality: Equality and Human Rights Commission: Industrial Disputes (25 Jan 2010)

Maria Eagle: ...made by Equality and Human Rights Commission employees or recruits since the opening of the Commission in October 2007 is provided as follows: 1. Alleged less favourable treatment on grounds of transgender status, breach of statutory grievance procedure, breach of contract and unfair dismissal. Withdrawn. 2. Alleged race and sex discrimination. Claims dismissed at tribunal. 3. Alleged race...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (26 Jan 2010)

Jackie Baillie: ...and Planning of NHS Health Scotland has made to the individual experience of (a) disabled people, (b) people from black and minority ethnic communities and (c) lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender people in achieving equality of access to health services.

Equality Bill: Committee (5th Day) (27 Jan 2010)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...people from minority-ethnic communities are underrepresented as Members of Parliament and of other elected institutions. There is also likely to be underrepresentation of disabled, lesbian, gay and transgender people, but we do not know that because the information is not available. There is a strong argument that increasing participation by all groups in civic and political life will lead...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (23 Feb 2010)

Michael McMahon: ...in delivering equality of access to health services in the individual experience of (a) disabled people, (b) people from black and minority ethnic communities and (c) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Equality Bill — Report (2 Mar 2010)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...thereafter received an e-mail from someone in Northern Ireland underlining the concerns about harassment of gay pupils. Likewise, we would all abhor the harassment of those going through the transgender process. These amendments primarily establish in law a protection against harassment and also challenge the Government, who resisted these amendments when they were raised by my noble...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Mar 2010)

Phyllis Starkey: On Sunday, Bletchley Park in my constituency marked LGBT-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-history month by having a day of celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing. Will the Leader of the House congratulate the organisers at Bletchley Park on this event, which served as a reminder of the unacceptability of the sort of homophobic laws and prejudices that pushed Alan Turing to his...


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