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Sentencing: Gender Recognition

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Conservative, North East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of custodial sentences imposed of the requirement for Gender Recognition Certificates when imposing a custodial prison sentence.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

There is no requirement for Gender Recognition Certificates (GRCs) when imposing a custodial prison sentence. The Government’s policy in relation to the care and management of individuals who are transgender in custody, including those holding a GRC, was published in July 2019 and is available on Govt.UK. The number of transgender offenders in custody is published annually as part of the HMPPS Equality Statistics.

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