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Question reference: S6W-18279

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 23 May 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 8 June 2023


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the status of the standard operating procedure being developed by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) in relation to transgender prisoners, as referred to by the chief executive of SPS in her evidence to the Criminal Justice Committee on 22 February 2023.


I have asked Teresa Medhurst, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), to respond. Her response is as follows:

The standard operating procedure relating to the admission of transgender people in custody has been developed and is nearing the final stages of the approval process.