HL Deb 25 June 1974 vol 352 c1466WA

asked Her Majesty's Government

Whether it is true that 79 trans-sexual operations for altering persons' sex have been performed since 1965 on the National Health Service; what is estimated to be the cost; what is the average period that a patient occupies a hospital bed; and whether they think this is a justifiable use of National Health Service resources.


Information about the number and cost of particular operations is not centrally available. When operations of the type referred to are judged to be necessary in the interests of a person's health and future wellbeing by the consultant concerned, the use of N.H.S. resources can be justified.

House adjourned at ten minutes past eleven o'clock.