Air Force: Gender Recognition

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their report, Wigston Review into inappropriate behaviours, published on 15 July, what plans they have to increase the number of transgender officers in the Royal Air Force from the rank Air Commodore and above.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

In taking forward the recommendations made in the Report on Inappropriate Behaviours, the RAF is determined to address the challenge of inappropriate behaviour. In doing so, we will be underpinning our existing efforts to attract, recruit and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds to create a truly inclusive workforce.

The RAF prides itself on the support it provides to personnel who choose to transition.

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