Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (301)

Joan Burton


301. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his Department has prepared written guidelines for staff and the public on dealing with transgender matters; if they are published; if staff have received training in respect of this; if his Department is participating in or making a submission regarding the review being undertaken in respect of the operation of the Gender Recognition Act 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7572/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

While my Department has not provided specific training or guidelines for staff in relation to transgender matters, all staff are aware of and adhere to the 2015 Dignity at Work policy and we ensure that dignity is afforded to all transgender customers and staff of the Department.  My Department has not made a submission to the review group but we await the outcome of their review and will engage in relation to any recommendations which may arise from it.