HC Deb 23 March 1989 vol 149 c767W
Mr. Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list the district health authorities in England and Wales(a) which fund sex change operations and (b) which do not fund such operations;

(2) how many sex change operations were carried out in each district health authority in 1988.

Mr. Freeman

This information is not available centrally. The number of such operations carried out is so small that no reliable estimates can be made from normal statistical returns. It is, however, unlikely that the number of operations performed in England exceeds 100 a year.