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1996 - PMQT Written Answers 8th July 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 8th July 1996.


PRIME MINISTER:

Transsexuals

Mr. Alex Carlile: To ask the Prime Minister which department and which Minister has been assigned overall responsibility for parliamentary issues concerning transsexuals; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to him on 24 June 1996, Official Report, column 14. No Minister or Department has been assigned overall responsibility for parliamentary issues concerning transsexuals. Where, as in this case, issues may touch on the responsibilities of a number of Departments, Ministers and officials in the different Departments work closely together to ensure effective co-ordination.