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North Carolina: Gender Recognition

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has raised the issue of House Bill 2 in North Carolina with that state's authorities since the announcement that a Government office is to be located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

​We made representations on House Bill 2 to the previous State Government in North Carolina. The UK fully supports efforts to prevent discrimination and promote tolerance, diversity and respect. Raleigh was chosen for a new UK trade office because of North Carolina's economic productivity and well-established research and development institutions, which offer opportunities to boost US-UK trade and investment.

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