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Homosexuality: Psychiatry

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Black of Brentwood Lord Black of Brentwood Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake any consultation before bringing forward proposals to ban gay conversion therapy; if so, which stakeholders they plan to consult; and what is the timetable.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

Conversion therapy is wrong and we are not willing to let it continue.

As part of the LGBT Action Plan, we have committed to bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK. We have committed to consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting these practices whether they are occurring in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.

This is a complex issue that we will be approaching sensitively. We intend to engage widely before bringing forward proposals, and we will consult on the final package to ensure that the actions we take are effective and have broad support.

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