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STANDING COMMITTEE A

GENDER RECOGNITION BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr David Lammy.


Mr David Lammy That the Gender Recognition Bill [Lords] be considered in the following order, namely Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 2 to 4, Schedule 2, Clauses 5 to 10, Schedule 3, Clause 11, Schedule 4, Clauses 12 to 13, Schedule 5, Clause 14, Schedule 6, Clauses 15 to 29, new Clauses, new Schedules, and any remaining proceedings on the Bill.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     leave out from 'gender' to the end of line 7.

   

Mr Andrew Selous

46

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(c)   having previously changed gender and subsequently changed his or her mind, or decided a mistake has been made, and wishes to resume his or her original birth gender.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     leave out from 'living' to the end of line 14.


   

Mr Andrew Selous

40

Schedule     1,     page     14,     leave out lines 11 and 12 and insert—

    '(b)   are registered medical practitioners recognised as currently practising in the field of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom, and registered medical practitioners who have entries in the specialist register held by the General Medical Council which confers their eligibility to practise as consultant psychiatrists within the National Health Service ("medical members").'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

5

Schedule     1,     page     14,     line     12,     at end insert—

       '(c) are lay persons with experience as magistrates or as members of a tribunal.'.

   

Mr Andrew Selous

41

Schedule     1,     page     15,     leave out line 7 and insert—

    '(b)   at least two medical members including—

      (i) a registered medical practitoner recognised as currently practising in the field of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom, and

      (ii) a registered medical practitioner who has an entry in the specialist register held by the General Medical Council which confers their eligibility to practise as a consultant psychiatrist within the National Health Service.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

6

Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     7,     at end insert—

       '(c) not fewer than three persons in all.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

7

Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     11,     leave out from 'where' to 'either'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

8

Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     14,     leave out from 'Panel' to 'may'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

26

Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     29,     after 'of', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

9

Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     31,     leave out paragraph (2).

   

Mr Tim Boswell

10

Schedule     1,     page     15,     line     33,     at end insert—

       '8A The President of Gender Recognition Panels shall make an annual report to Parliament, but this must not contain material likely to identify individual applicants or to prejudice the operation of section 22 of this Act.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

3

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     21,     leave out 'or has had'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell
Mr Andrew Selous

4

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     8,     at end insert—

       '(c) that the applicant's blood relatives and other persons with a major interest in his welfare have been afforded the opportunity to make representations to the Panel if they so wish.'.


   

Mr Andrew Selous

34

Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out lines 16 to 21 and insert—

    '(a)   a report made by a registered medical practitioner recognised as currently practising in the field of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom, and

    (b)   a report by a registered medical practitioner who has an entry in the specialist register held by the General Medical Council which confers their eligibility to practise as a consultant psychiatrist within the National Health Service.'.

   

Mr Andrew Selous

35

Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out lines 24 to 27 and insert—

    '(a)   a registered medical practitioner recognised as currently practising in the field of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom, and

    (b)   a registered medical practitioner who has an entry in the specialist register held by the General Medical Council which confers their eligibility to practise as a consultant psychiatrist within the National Health Service, includes details and justification of the diagnosis of the applicant's gender dysphoria.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

56

*Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out line 41.

   

Mr Andrew Selous

38

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     1,     after 'applicant', insert 'or members of the applicant's family'.


   

Mr Andrew Selous

47

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     11,     leave out subsections (2), (3) and (4).

   

Dr Evan Harris

57

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     11,     leave out 'unless the applicant is married'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

58

*Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out lines 13 to 16.

   

Mr Hugh Bayley
Mr Frank Field

29

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '( )   Once an interim gender recognition certificate has been issued an application under section [Retained pension rights] may be made.'.

   

Mr Hugh Bayley
Mr Frank Field

30

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '( )   If subsection 3 and Schedule 2 apply, and the couple intend to live together as partners following an annulment or dissolution of marriage Schedule [Retained benefits following issue of interim gender recognition certificate: living together as partners] shall apply.'.

   

Mr Hugh Bayley
Mr Frank Field

31

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '( )   If subsection 3 and Schedule 2 apply, and the couple do not intend to live together as partners following an annulment or dissolution of marriage Schedule [Retained benefits following issue of interim gender recognition certificate: not living together as partners] shall apply'.


   

Mr Hugh Bayley
Mr Frank Field

28

Schedule     2,     page     16,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '"( )   An annulment or dissolution of marriage under section 12(g) shall be subject to the provisions of section [Application following issue of an interim gender recognition certificate] of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.".'.

   

Mr Andrew Selous
Dr Evan Harris

48

Page     16,     line     5,     leave out Schedule 2.


   

Dr Evan Harris

60

*Clause     5,     page     3,     line     31,     leave out from 'during' to end of line 33.

   

Lynne Jones

54

*Clause     5,     page     3,     line     32,     leave out 'six months' and insert 'two years'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

62

*Clause     5,     page     3,     leave out lines 33 to 39.

   

Lynne Jones
Dr Evan Harris

52

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     36,     leave out from 'time' to end of line 39.

   

Dr Evan Harris

61

*Clause     5,     page     3,     line     36,     leave out 'within the period specified in subsection 3'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

11

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     38,     leave out 'six months' and insert 'two years'.

   

Lynne Jones

55

*Clause     5,     page     3,     line     38,     leave out 'six months' and insert 'one year'.

   

Dr Evan Harris

59

*Page     3,     line     20,     leave out Clause 5.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

12

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     21,     at end add 'and may not charge for the issue of a corrected certificate if the need arose because of official error'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

13

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     27,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a reasonable'.


   

Mr Andrew Selous

39

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '( )   Subsection (2) will not affect the right of the applicant's family to offer evidence in accordance with section 3(6).'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

18

Clause     9,     page     5,     line     16,     after 'purposes', insert 'including legislation relating to discrimination'.

 
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