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Lord Blencathra's amendment, After Clause 124 (214)

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

Committee stage

Lead member

Lord Blencathra
Conservative, Life peer
Lords

Decision

Withdrawn
This amendment was withdrawn after debate and no decision was taken on it.

Amendment text

After Clause 124

Insert the following new Clause—

“Sex-specific incarceration for violent and sexual offenders

After section 20 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 insert—

“20A Sex-specific incarceration

(1) Where a person with a gender recognition certificate is serving a conviction for a violent or sexual offence, that person shall be treated with respect to housing on the prison estate by reference to the sex registered at their birth.

(2) Where a person with a gender recognition certificate is remanded in custody for a suspected violent or sexual offence, that person shall be treated with respect to housing on the prison estate by reference to the sex registered at their birth.””

Member’s explanatory statement

This amends the Gender Recognition Act 2004 to ensure that prisoners with a gender recognition certificate who are suspected or convicted of violent or sexual offences are treated as their sex registered at birth with respect to housing on the prison estate.

Sponsors

Lord Morrow
Democratic Unionist Party
Life peer
Lord Farmer
Conservative
Life peer
Baroness Meyer
Conservative
Life peer