Prisoners: Gender Recognition

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Junior Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its review of the care and management of trans prisoners consults trans stakeholders; and which trans stakeholders his Department plans to consult during that review.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Junior Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons his Department has not included a trans woman as an advisor to its review on trans prisoners.

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

The terms of reference for the review of the care and management of transgender offenders were published on 8 December. The review is in its early stages. We are in the process of identifying a wide range of stakeholders with whom to engage and are keen to hear from all those with an interest. A copy of the terms of reference are available at:

(https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/review-into-the-care-and-management-of-transgender-offenders).

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