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Sports: Gender Recognition

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 105503, tabled on 19 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussion his Department has had with Sport England on the participation of transgender and non-binary players in contact sports.

Answered on

22 October 2020

My department has not had discussions on this topic with either World Rugby or the England Rugby Football Union. Officials in my department meet regularly with Sport England to discuss a range of issues related to diversity and inclusion in sport, including transgender and non-binary participation.

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