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Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (15 Sep 2016)

Caroline Dinenage: The Government is dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people and ensuring that barriers to their success are removed from society. This is reflected in the Government response to the Women and Equality Select Committee inquiry into transgender equality, where we set out a range of initiatives to improve the lives of transgender people. This includes improving the way people are...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (7 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Government is committed to tackling transphobia and raising awareness of transgender issues. The Government Equalities Office regularly meets representatives of the transgender community to understand their key concerns, and we raise awareness of transgender issues across Government. On 20 November this year, as we have previously, the Government Equalities Office flew the rainbow flag...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Transsexuality: Discrimination (1 Feb 2013)

Jo Swinson: holding answer 31 January 2013 Our action plan, Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward, published in March 2011, included a series of commitments to advance transgender equality. But in recognition of the distinct challenges that transgender people can face, we published the first ever action plan for transgender equality, Advancing Transgender Equality:...

Backbench Business: Transgender Equality (1 Dec 2016)

Chris Elmore: ...Friend. His contributions in the House are always of interest and I am glad that he has been able to raise that important point. The UK, like every other nation, has a long way to go to ensure that transgender people are safe from violent crime. A start would be to ensure that everybody feels safe and secure in reporting a crime of which they are the victim. Organisations such as Stonewall...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (23 May 2011)

Lynne Featherstone: The Government have published “Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and T) Equality”. This ambitious work plan outlines actions Government will take to advance LGB and T equality. In particular, it commits Government to work with transgender groups to develop a programme of specific action for transgender equality and to publish this action plan in 2011. Between my...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition: Human Rights (22 Jun 2010)

Lynne Featherstone: This Government are committed to supporting transgender equality. On 18 June the Prime Minister launched Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality, which sets out a clear programme of work to combat homophobia and transphobia. In it we give a clear commitment to work with transgender groups to develop a Government Action Plan on Transgender Equality, which we will publish...

Orders of the Day: New Clause 1 — Blasphemy (9 Jan 2008)

Michael Martin: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: New clause 14— Hatred against persons on transgender grounds— 'The Public Order Act 1986 (c. 64) is amended in accordance with Schedule [Hatred against persons on transgender grounds] to this Act, which creates offences involving stirring up hatred against persons on transgender grounds.'. New clause 15— Increase in sentences...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gender Recognition (25 Jun 2014)

Baroness Northover: The Government is strongly committed to advancing equality for transgender people and ending discrimination in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination because of gender reassignment in employment. In March 2011 the Government published Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward; and in December 2011 Advancing transgender...

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (7 Feb 2012)

Amendment 176ZZA Moved by Lord McNally 176ZZA: After Clause 61, insert the following new Clause- "Sentencing where there is aggravation related to transgender identity (1) The Criminal Justice Act 2003 is amended as follows. (2) Section 146 (increase in sentence for aggravation related to disability or sexual orientation) is amended as follows. (3) In the heading, for "or sexual orientation"...

Written Answers — Home Department: Gender Recognition (24 Feb 2014)

Norman Baker: Hate crime, including that committed against transgender people, is an issue the Government takes very seriously. One of our coalition commitments was to improve the recording of such crimes, and as a result, we know that 361 transgender hate crimes were recorded by police forces in England and Wales in 2012/13. However, we also know that transgender hate crimes in particular are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Gender Recognition: Sentencing (4 Apr 2018)

Lucy Frazer: ...-sentence report (PSR) writers must consider requesting a full adjournment for the preparation of a PSR where a custodial sentence outcome appears likely, and an offender discloses that they are transgender, on the basis that transgender people may have more complex needs. This guidance is included in the Equal Treatment Bench Book chapter on transgender, published by the Judicial Office....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences: Gender Recognition (1 Jul 2020)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...who self-identify as a female in the women’s estate. Between 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019, there were 97 sexual assaults in the women’s estate overall and 7 of these assaults involved a transgender prisoner. Out of those 7 incidents, there were 6 sexual assaults where a transgender prisoner was recorded as the assailant or suspected assailant. In one incident the transgender...

Written Answers — Justice: Sentencing: Transgender (27 Oct 2010)

Crispin Blunt: The Ministry of Justice does not hold information on the number of transgender people who are serving custodial sentences. There are difficulties in collecting information on the numbers of transgender prisoners. It would require a prisoner to voluntarily provide information on their gender history, as it would not always be possible for a prison to identify a transgender person by any other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Gender Equality Strategy (23 Jun 2014)

Jonathan Bell: Transgender is recognised by OFMDFM as a gender issue.  Transgender people, whose gender identity conflicts with their biological sex, face lifelong challenges such as victimisation, including physical and psychological abuse and increased risk of suicide.  Transgender issues were identified as a gap, as the Member correctly points out, in the current strategy document, and representatives...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gender Recognition (1 Aug 2016)

Lord Nash: On the 7th July 2016 the Government responded to the Women and Equalities Select Committee inquiry on transgender equality. In this, we committed to publishing an update on progress against “Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward (2011)”; and “Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action (2011)”. The Government also committed to producing a...

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

Lord Wolfson of Tredegar: At the time of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service Offender Equalities Report 2018/19, there were 163 people who self-identified as transgender. Of the 129 transgender prisoners in men’s prisons, 2 reported their legal gender as female. Although those known to hold Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs) were excluded from this data set, it is possible that prisoners may not always...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (24 Mar 2020)

Lord Keen of Elie: Governors do not have jurisdiction over the estate that a transgender individual is housed within. Rather, Complex Case Boards (CCBs) assess cases of transfers of transgender individuals between the male and female estates. These are chaired by Prison Group Directors (PGDs), who hold the ultimate responsibility for decisions. They are aided by experts and staff who have expertise on...

Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition (5 Mar 2014)

Jeremy Wright: Information on the number of transgender prisons is not held centrally and could not be obtained without conducting a survey of all prisoners requesting them to provide their status on the basis of voluntary self-declaration. As part of its duties under the Equality Act 2010 the National Offender Management Service takes due regard to eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition (28 Feb 2014)

Helen Grant: The Government is strongly committed to advancing equality for transgender people. We have one of the world's strongest legislative frameworks to prevent and tackle discrimination on the grounds of gender and gender reassignment, among other protected characteristics. A number of legislative measures have been introduced since May 2010 which promote equal opportunities for transgender people....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody: Gender Recognition (13 Jul 2021)

Alex Chalk: Published Youth Custody Service (YCS) placement guidance (Youth Custody Service Report Template (publishing.service.gov.uk) states that “Young people who identify as transgender will typically be placed into a mixed gender Secure Children’s Home (SCH) or Secure Training Centre (STC) if considered suitable, alongside the risk they present to others and their age”. As part of placement...


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