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Question reference: S6W-18280

  • 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 Scottish Prison Service gender identity and gender reassignment policy review.


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

SPS anticipates publication of the policy review in Autumn this year. This will include the revised policy, guidance, Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment (EHRIA) and the evidence which underpins the policy position.