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LGBTQ+ Afghan Refugees (21 Sep 2021)

Stephen Doughty: ...cases heartbreaking speeches. I also thank all those organisations and individuals involved with this issue, particularly the all-party parliamentary group on global lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights; Stonewall; Rainbow Migration; the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association; Rainbow Railroad; and other organisations, such as Kaleidoscope Trust....

Written Answers — Home Office: Hate Crime: LGBT People (21 Sep 2021)

Kit Malthouse: All forms of hate crime are completely unacceptable. We have a robust legislative framework to respond to hate crimes which target race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender identity. The Government published the hate crime action plan (Action Against Hate: The UK government’s plan for tackling hate crime) in 2016 and refreshed this plan in October 2018 and has committed...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 3 - Civil claims (20 Sep 2021)

Matt Western: ...that was their prerogative. Let me speak next to the case of the academic Selena Todd, who was dropped from the Oxford International Women’s Festival hosted by Exeter College for her views on transgender rights issues. That decision prompted the OfS to warn that there is a legal requirement on universities to take steps that are reasonably practicable. Again, I think it was a shame that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Accommodation: Mother and Baby Units (20 Sep 2021)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: ...Mother and Baby Units. The current provision provided for Mother and Baby Units is forecast to continue to be sufficient with the increase in prison places. Our new accommodation design supports transgender needs as required by legislation and prison policy. This includes ensuring that there are adequate areas that support the disclosing of information and private conversations....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Downview Prison (16 Sep 2021)

Tonia Antoniazzi: ...the evidence quoted in the judgment in R (FDJ) v the Secretary of State of 2 July 2021 that biologically female prisoners have been allocated to HMP Downview’s E Wing alongside biologically male transgender prisoners, what the circumstances are under which a biologically female prisoner may be considered for placement on E Wing.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Gender Recognition (16 Sep 2021)

Tonia Antoniazzi: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what research his Department has approved that analyses the efficacy of prison placement policy of transgender people from the perspective of the prison management systems of (a) male and female prison officers and (b) female offenders in prisons.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Clause 1 - Duties of registered higher education providers (15 Sep 2021)

Matt Western: ...how such research proposals can be encouraged. The issue goes both ways and cuts across the political divide, as we have heard. A briefing I received from Ruth Pearce from the Center for Applied Transgender Studies revealed examples of where research has been disrupted by aggressive anti-liberal voices. That included Peel and Newman’s survey on legal gender, which received an uptick in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Gender Recognition (13 Sep 2021)

Andrew Rosindell: ...of incidents involving a prisoner who is biologically male and who has a Gender Recognition Certificate, report that prisoner’s involvement as that of a female/woman; and whether that prisoner's transgender status is recorded.

Questions to the Mayor of London — Supporting Pride in Practice: Supporting Pride in Practice (13 Sep 2021)

Caroline Russell: Pride in Practice is a programme that strengthens and develops GP practices’ relationship with their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients within the local community. Will you promote this programme to encourage take up, in your regular meetings with the leadership of the NHS in London?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Remand in Custody (10 Sep 2021)

Alex Chalk: ...on supporting specific groups of people in prison whose wellbeing may be more impacted by the Covid-19 measures – including older prisoners, those with learning disabilities and/or autism, transgender prisoners, and groups known to be at increased risk of self-harm. We have produced a range of products to support governors in devising and implementing local safety and welfare plans:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (8 Sep 2021)

Alex Chalk: Decisions regarding the allocation of transgender prisoners are made on a case-by-case basis, as set out in the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service policy framework ‘The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender’. Where a prisoner wishes to be moved to a prison that does not match their legal gender, a Complex Case Board (chaired by a senior...

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witness (7 Sep 2021)

...name is Stephen Whittle, Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have worked at Manchester Metropolitan University since 1993, and I have taken an extensive interest in transgender equality issues all my academic career.

Public Bill Committee: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (7 Sep 2021)

...of examples of that. When I was campaigning for the liberalised free speech policy at Cambridge, many people said to me that there are a whole range of issues—from issues to do with race, with transgender, and with Israel and Palestine—on which they were simply unwilling to say what they thought because they feared the consequences. Those are obviously matters of huge importance. That...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Domestic Abuse: Domestic Abuse (11 Aug 2021)

Nicholas Rogers: Thank you very much. Mr Mayor, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) domestic abuse offences are up by 30.6% over your period in office. That is just the offences that we know about. In an answer to a written question in 2019, you pointed out, quite rightly, that gay men in particular are less likely to report or even to recognise domestic abuse when it happens. My question is what...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (28 Jul 2021)

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: The Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service policy framework ‘The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender’ sets out how decisions regarding transgender prisoners are taken. Prisoners with a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) are housed and managed in line with their legal gender. This is in line with the Equality Act 2010 which prohibits...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Gender Recognition (23 Jul 2021)

Alex Chalk: ...Ministry of Justice are actively pursuing ways to improve data relating to gender and gender identity, whilst also continuing to respect the rights and privacy of those who hold GRCs. This year's transgender annual data collection exercise will, for the first time, collect anonymised information on the number of prisoners known to hold GRCs in the prison estate and this information will be...

Channel 4: Privatisation — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (21 Jul 2021)

John Nicolson: ...it delivers on the remit that it was given. On diversity in programming and staffing, Channel 4 has been a trailblazer for women, black and minority ethnic people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as people living with disabilities. According to Ofcom, Channel 4 employs a greater proportion of women than any other public service broadcaster. The same is true of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (21 Jul 2021)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many biologically female transgender prisoners are housed in the male prison estate; what assessment they have made of the safety of those prisoners; what steps they are taking to protect those prisoners from sexual assault; and whether those prisoners are subject to full body searches by biologically male prison officers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Pregnancy (20 Jul 2021)

Alex Chalk: ...are not private dwellings (this includes not engaging in sexual activity)’. In the case that this question references, the HMPPS and MoJ policy ‘The Care and Management of Individuals who are Transgender’ was found to be lawful. This policy sets out the minimum mandatory requirements for managing transgender prisoners and offenders on probation. When managing transgender prisoners...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Gender Recognition (20 Jul 2021)

Alex Chalk: On March 31st 2019, the latest period for which data is available, there were 34 transgender prisoners housed in women’s prisons. 30 reported their legal gender as female and 4 as male. The Ministry of Justice and HM Prison & Probation Service will always ensure that transgender individuals are managed safely, with their rights properly respected and in accordance with the law. Although a...


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