§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he received the report of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Transsexual People; and when he proposes to publish it. 698W
§ Mr. Straw
The Interdepartmental Working Group reported to me just before Easter. I am most grateful to members of the Working Group and those who contributed to it for the thoroughness of their work. Since Easter, I have consulted ministerial colleagues in other Government Departments and the devolved Administrations.
I have today placed copies of the report in the Library. Similar arrangements are being made in the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly. The report will be placed on the Home Office website. Hard copies may be obtained on application to my Department.
The report will be considered carefully within Government.