Gender Recognition

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to review the requirement for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria in the application criteria for the gender recognition certificate.

Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will reduce the (a) bureaucratic burden and (b) cost of the fee structure for the gender recognition certificate.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister for Equalities (Department for Education), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Government takes gender equality issues very seriously and has actively contributed towards the Women and Equalities Select Committee's inquiry into transgender equality. The Government will consider the recommendations of the inquiry once they become available.

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