Anneliese Dodds Portrait

Anneliese Dodds

Labour (Co-op) - Oxford East

First elected: 8th June 2017

Chair of Labour Policy Review

(since May 2021)

Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

(since September 2021)

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
5th Apr 2020 - 9th May 2021
Shadow Minister (Treasury)
3rd Jul 2017 - 5th Apr 2020


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Anneliese Dodds has voted in 754 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Rishi Sunak (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(37 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(18 debate interactions)
Steve Barclay (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(106 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(39 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(30 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(12 debate contributions)
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Oxford East Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

The Government must exercise its power under s.23 of the Gender Recognition Act to modify the operation of the Equality Act 2010 by specifying the terms sex, male, female, man & woman, in the operation of that law, mean biological sex and not "sex as modified by a Gender Recognition Certificate"

It has been reported that the Government may amend the Equality Act to "make it clear that sex means biological sex rather than gender." The Government has previously committed to not remove legal protections for trans people, an already marginalised group, but this change would do so.

Ensure any ban fully includes trans people and all forms of conversion therapy.

Have non binary be included as an option under the GRP (Gender Recognition Panel)/ GRC (Gender Recognition Certificate), in order to allow those identifying as non binary to be legally seen as their true gender identity. As well as having ‘Non-binary’ be seen as a valid transgender identity.

Reform the GRA to allow transgender people to self-identify without the need for a medical diagnosis, to streamline the administrative process, and to allow non-binary identities to be legally recognised.


Latest EDMs signed by Anneliese Dodds

23rd September 2021
Anneliese Dodds signed this EDM on Monday 25th October 2021

Campaign to secure the future of the Covid Memorial Wall

Tabled by: Afzal Khan (Labour - Manchester, Gorton)
That this House welcomes the creation of the Covid Memorial Wall on Albert Embankment by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice; notes that this memorial now includes over 150,000 hand-painted hearts to symbolise all those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic; praises the work of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 97
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
22nd June 2021
Anneliese Dodds signed this EDM on Thursday 2nd September 2021

GKN Automotive alternative plan

Tabled by: Jack Dromey (Labour - Birmingham, Erdington)
That this House is alarmed by GKN Automotive’s decision to close its Birmingham factory next year, with the loss of over 500 highly skilled jobs and work transferred to continental Europe; notes that GKN’s origins trace back to the industrial revolution, with over 260 years of history that include making …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 60
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Anneliese Dodds, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


4 Urgent Questions tabled by Anneliese Dodds

Anneliese Dodds has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Anneliese Dodds has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Anneliese Dodds has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 50 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
50 Other Department Questions
19th Mar 2024
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the recommendation on ethnicity pay gap reporting in paragraph 35 of the guide entitled Considering Social Factors in Pension Scheme Investments, published by Taskforce on Social Factors in October 2023.

The Government published guidance in April 2023 which sets out how employers can measure, report on, and address any unfair ethnicity pay gaps within their workforce. This was an action from our ambitious Inclusive Britain strategy, published in March 2022.

We have no plans to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting. Instead, we want to encourage and support those employers who want to use ethnicity pay reporting to improve transparency and build trust among their employees.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
7th Mar 2024
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to paragraphs 7.16 and 7.17 of the Ministerial Code, on how many occasions Ministers in her Department have informed the Law Officers that they are the defendants in a libel action in (a) their personal capacity, (b) their official position and (c) both since 19 December 2019.

Paragraph 2.13 of the Ministerial Code states: “The fact that the Law Officers have advised or have not advised and the content of their advice must not be disclosed outside Government without their authority”, therefore we are unable to provide the details requested.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
22nd Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many unlawful act notices the Equality and Human Rights Commission sent regarding failure to report gender pay gaps in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d) 2020, (e) 2021, (f) 2022 and (g) 2023.

In 2017/18, warning notices regarding failure to report were sent by the Government Equalities Office (GEO), on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), to 1456 organisations. EHRC also sent warning notices to 100 organisations that they suspected had published inaccurate data.

In 2018/19, the EHRC sent 328 warning notices (300 from the private sector and 28 from the public sector) and sent warning notices to 100 organisations that they suspected had published inaccurate data.

On 24 March 2020, the Government and the Commission announced that enforcement of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations was suspended due to the impact of Covid-19. Therefore no warning notices were issued during the 2019/20 reporting year.

In 2020/21, the EHRC sent 1,369 warning notices (1139 from the private sector and 230 from the public sector).

In 2021/22, the EHRC sent 613 warning notices (547 from the private sector and 66 from the public sector).

In 2022/23, the EHRC sent 732 warning notices (652 from the private sector and 80 from the public sector).

The EHRC has issued no section 21 unlawful act notices to private or voluntary sector employers.


I also provide a link to the Commission’s general enforcement procedure for context: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/2021/legal-work-our-litigation-and-enforcement-policy-2019-2022.pdf

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
22nd Feb 2024
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many warning notes the Equality and Human Rights Commission sent regarding failure to report gender pay gaps in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d) 2020, (e) 2021, (f) 2022 and (g) 2023.

In 2017/18, warning notices regarding failure to report were sent by the Government Equalities Office (GEO), on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), to 1456 organisations. EHRC also sent warning notices to 100 organisations that they suspected had published inaccurate data.

In 2018/19, the EHRC sent 328 warning notices (300 from the private sector and 28 from the public sector) and sent warning notices to 100 organisations that they suspected had published inaccurate data.

On 24 March 2020, the Government and the Commission announced that enforcement of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations was suspended due to the impact of Covid-19. Therefore no warning notices were issued during the 2019/20 reporting year.

In 2020/21, the EHRC sent 1,369 warning notices (1139 from the private sector and 230 from the public sector).

In 2021/22, the EHRC sent 613 warning notices (547 from the private sector and 66 from the public sector).

In 2022/23, the EHRC sent 732 warning notices (652 from the private sector and 80 from the public sector).

The EHRC has issued no section 21 unlawful act notices to private or voluntary sector employers.


I also provide a link to the Commission’s general enforcement procedure for context: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/2021/legal-work-our-litigation-and-enforcement-policy-2019-2022.pdf

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
12th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Uruguay before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
12th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of West Virginia before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
12th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Washington before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Virginia before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Vermont before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Utah before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of South Dakota before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of South Carolina before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Rhode Island before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Oregon before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Oklahoma before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in New York City before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of New York before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of New Mexico before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of New Jersey before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Nevada before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Montana before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Mississippi before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Minnesota before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Michigan before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Maine before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Illinois before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
11th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Hawaii before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Florida before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the District of Colombia before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of Colorado before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in the state of California before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that US territory from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Switzerland before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Spain before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Slovenia before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Singapore before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Serbia before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Poland before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Norway before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in New Zealand before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in The Netherlands before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Moldova before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Iceland before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Greece before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Finland before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Denmark before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Bulgaria before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
8th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Belgium before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

I refer back to my previous answer to UIN 5635 on 14th December.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Mexico before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

We conducted thorough research in collaboration with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to verify our understanding of each overseas system in question, to then measure against the UK’s standard route to obtain gender recognition.

The Minister for Women and Equalities has been in conversations with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office throughout this entire process and is monitoring the international reaction to this legislation. Diplomatic posts have been consulted on and notified of the changes, and we have provided them with comprehensive question and answer documents that address any potential misconceptions of what this Order does. We have benefited greatly from this collaboration and I am confident that our international counterparts are well informed about this piece of legislation and its outcomes.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Dec 2023
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she had discussions with her counterpart in Malta before laying the Gender Recognition (Approved Countries and Territories and Saving Provision) Order 2023 on the removal of that country from the list of approved countries and territories to qualify applicants for the overseas route to apply for gender recognition certificates.

We conducted thorough research in collaboration with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to verify our understanding of each overseas system in question, to then measure against the UK’s standard route to obtain gender recognition.

The Minister for Women and Equalities has been in conversations with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office throughout this entire process and is monitoring the international reaction to this legislation. Diplomatic posts have been consulted on and notified of the changes, and we have provided them with comprehensive question and answer documents that address any potential misconceptions of what this Order does. We have benefited greatly from this collaboration and I am confident that our international counterparts are well informed about this piece of legislation and its outcomes.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)