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Gender Recognition: Football

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 109575, tabled on 30 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the England Rugby Football Union on its policy on the participation of transgender and non-binary players.

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.