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Gender Recognition: Sports

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 109573, tabled on 30 October 2020

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

Answered on

4 November 2020

No one in either my department or the Government Equalities Unit has had discussions on this topic with either World Rugby or the Rugby Football Union.

Officials in my department meet regularly with Sport England to discuss a range of issues related to diversity and inclusion across all sports, including transgender and non-binary participation, and the overarching guidance that Sport England is involved in providing to the grassroots sport sector. These discussions are general and do not focus on specific types of sport, such as contact sport.

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