HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 cc458-9W
Mr. Cotter

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 14 April 1999,Official Report, column 257, which Minister in his Department will oversee the work of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the status of transsexual people. [83045]

Mr. Straw

The right hon. Lord Williams of Mostyn.

Mr. Cotter

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the police forces which have implemented guidelines for officers dealing with transsexual and trans-gendered people; and what recommendation his Department makes to police forces regarding treatment of transsexual and trans-gendered people. [83021]

Mr. Boateng

The Home Office makes no specific recommendations to the police service about the treatment of transsexual and trans-gendered people. However, advice on dealing with transvestites and transsexual people was issued to all forces in the Spring of 1998 by the Association of Chief Police Officers Race and Community Relations sub-committee. I am placing a copy in the Library. Information is not held centrally on details of forces which have implemented these guidelines.

Bids received Bids successful
Subject £ million Number £million Number
Grants to voluntary organisations 5.075 103 1.828 34
Targeted Policing 31.5 73 15.2 111
Burglary Initiative not costed 125 1.8 30
Close Circuit Television bids 13.989 283 1.537 32
1This is a provisional figure as firm decisions will not be made until early June 1999

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