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Gender Recognition

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how the Social Security Agency's gender recognition policy was formulated; what assessment he has made of its effectiveness; and if he will make a statement. (99589)

The Social Security Agency in Northern Ireland is responsible for administering the social security system in accordance with the law—including the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The cases of persons who have been issued with gender recognition certificates are dealt with by the Agency in accordance with national guidelines.