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Transgendered People

Volume 450: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will take steps to extend the goods and services regulations to include transgendered people. (89856)

The Government have made a commitment to prohibit discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment in the provision of goods and services by December 2007, in order to meet the transposition deadline for European Directive 2004/113/EC. We will implement the Directive through regulations under the European Communities Act 1972. The necessary work is under way and we will consult on our proposals around the turn of the year.