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Violence Against Women (9 Mar 2006)

Sharon Hodgson: repetitive and life-threatening; it can destroy the lives of women and children. We have heard horrific examples today. Domestic violence can also take place in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships and can involve other family members, including children. It is very common: research shows that it can affect one in four women in their lifetime, regardless of age, social...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Civil Service: Staff Networks (8 Mar 2006)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: There are currently eight corporate Civil Service-wide staff networks: A:Gender, for transgender, transsexual and inter-sex staff; Civil Service Carers' Network; Civil Service Disability Network (CSDN); Civil Service Islamic Society (CSIS); Civil Service Race Equality Network (CSREN); Civil Service Rainbow Alliance (CSRA) for lesbian, gay, and bisexual staff; Minority Ethnic Talent...

Identity Cards Bill (6 Feb 2006)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...circumstances in which the Secretary of State will require details of a second, current name to be held on the register. For example, in the small number of cases in which those members of the transgender community living dual gender lives will have two cards, both names will have to be recorded on the register. As noble Lords are aware, people are free to call themselves whatever they...

Identity Cards Bill (30 Jan 2006)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: ...and whether a transsexual was a transsexual if they had not gone through the operation. There are those who will not be able to go through with the operation but will still be entitled to the transgender transference, if I can put it that way. I do not want to revisit those debates. I am sure that noble Lords remember them all too well. The information on the face of the cards will, as I...

Identity Cards Bill (23 Jan 2006)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...some of those who might be consulted. As soon as I read it again this evening, I realised that I had made the same mistake as on a previous Bill and had left out the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender group, for which I apologise. I am sure that it would have reminded me after this had appeared in Hansard even if I had not noticed tonight. The amendment simply asks the Government to...

Identity Cards Bill (23 Jan 2006)

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: possible to have a card in each name. However, there are a few exceptions: a person under a witness protection scheme who needs to be provided with a second identity, or a very small number of transgender individuals who are in the transition stage of living in their birth and acquired identities. It is planned, subject to certain checks, to provide such individuals with an opportunity...

Orders of the Day — Equality Bill [Lords]: Clause 77 — Employment equality regulations (16 Jan 2006)

Evan Harris: ...that and to pay tribute to Ministers. The fact that there were no Divisions in the Standing Committee and only one on Report—not on a principle, but on the timing and speed of the promotion of transgender equality and non-discrimination—shows a spirit of collegiality and a shared sense of purpose in bringing the Bill to the statute book. Much of the credit must go to the Ministers who...

Orders of the Day — Equality Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 — Groups (16 Jan 2006)

Meg Munn: ...and integrated approach to these issues. We talk about six strands and about human rights, but there are groups of people who genuinely feel that because they are a minority concern—whether it is transgender, transsexual or those with a learning disability—their voices are never heard. The commission will have to hear all those voices. Black and minority ethnic groups have lobbied...

Orders of the Day — Equality Bill [Lords]: New Clause 9 — Discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment (16 Jan 2006)

Evan Harris: ...gave in Committee that there would be a single Equality Bill, which, presumably, if there is not an early election, will lead to a single Equality Act. The point of the new clause is to say that transgender rights in respect of non-discrimination in goods and services should be put through at the same time as those given to people discriminated against on the grounds of religion or sexual...

Written Answers — Minister for Women: Goods and Services (Transgender People) (9 Jan 2006)

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps she is taking to meet the Government's obligations under council directive 2004/113/EC to enact goods and services protection for transgender people by the deadline of 21 December 2007.

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill [Lords]: New clause 17 - DISCRIMINATION ON THE GROUNDS OF (8 Dec 2005)

Evan Harris: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. I do not seek to explore the need to protect transgender people from discrimination in the provision of goods and services, because most of what needs to be said about it was said in previous debates. However, one point not raised previously concerns the Gender Recognition Act 2004. During the passage through the House of that...

Written Answers — Home Department: Equality and Diversity (5 Dec 2005)

Charles Clarke: 1999) which supports black and ethnic minority staff; HODS (set up in 2002) which supports disabled staff; and, SPECTRUM (set up in 2003) which supports lesbian, gay bisexual and transsexual and transgender staff. Details of the networks' expenditure since their formation is shown as follows: Staff support networks expenditure -- £000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill [Lords]: Clause 33 - Equality and human rights enactments (1 Dec 2005)

Meg Munn: ...want to press the Government to do more and to do it more quickly, I believe we can get something better that responds more appropriately to all the concerns of the different groups. Transsexual or transgendered people are just one group who are pressing me to go faster and further. We will get much better legislation if we do that in a planned and effective way through the discrimination...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Groups (29 Nov 2005)

Vera Baird: ...hon. Member for Epping Forest that I did not draft the amendment myself, although I do not think that it would have been better if I had. I consider “a demonstrable commitment to maintaining the transgender identity” to mean that every time that someone is seen over a measurable period, they are behaving in that way and are clearly embarked upon a lifestyle of a transgendered nature. I...

Public Bill Committee: Equality Bill [Lords]: Schedule 1 - The Commission: Constitution, &c. (29 Nov 2005)

Eleanor Laing: Commissioner who represents an ethnic minority, (f)at least one Commissioner who at the time of appointment is aged over 65 years, and (g)at least one Commissioner who is either gay, lesbian or transgender.’.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Equal Opportunities: Equal Opportunities (28 Nov 2005)

Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to broaden awareness of the housing and support needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and whether it will adopt a recommendation contained in the report by Organisational Development and Support (ODS) and Stonewall Scotland calling on Communities Scotland and other partners to publish guidance for LGBT people on...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Equal Opportunities: Equal Opportunities (28 Nov 2005)

Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors support services provided by the public sector for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Identity Cards Bill (23 Nov 2005)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...piece of standard identity information. Knowing someone's gender immediately means that any search to find an individual's record is reduced by 50 per cent. We completely understand the concerns of transgender people, and our officials have had representations from and discussions with Press for Change, a representative group for transgender people. We accept that it would be much easier...

Orders of the Day — Equality Bill [Lords] — Order for Second Reading read. (21 Nov 2005)

Celia Barlow: ...a century ago; it occurred in this city, this year. It was a singularly horrific occurrence that dominated the country's headlines. For many of our nation's 3.4 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, however, the petty humiliation and perhaps more subtle discrimination that occurs almost daily has greatest effect on their ability fully to enjoy the benefits of life in...

Scottish Parliament: Equality Bill (26 Oct 2005)

Cathy Peattie: ...; that the Equality Bill should deal more clearly with the pay gap, which continues to be an issue and does not seem to be going away; and that the gender equality duty should be extended to cover transgender issues. As for transitional arrangements, the CEHR shadow body should be up and running as soon as possible. The Scottish elements of that body should be established from the start...

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