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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the proposed timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 191936 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong. We are determined to bring an end to this abhorrent practice and, as we said in the LGBT Action Plan, we are considering all legislative and non-legislative options to do this.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise this is a complex issue that we need to get right. We want to engage widely, and listen carefully, so that we can develop a range of measures that end these practices for good. We are conducting more detailed research into the experiences of those that have undergone conversion therapy, and will task the LGBT Advisory Panel with looking into this issue as their first priority when they meet for the first time, in the new year.</p><p> </p><p>Ending these practices will take time. It is crucial we get our response right so that we protect people from harm.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T13:51:55.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T13:51:55.143Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4267
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
757831
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's policy is on conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
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Christian Matheson more like this
star this property uin 8808 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not recognise ‘gay conversion therapy’ as a legitimate treatment. We have already worked with the main registration and accreditation bodies for psychotherapy and counselling practitioners, including the UK Council for Psychotherapy, to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to end this practice.</p><p>The Government are not aware of widespread instances of gay conversion therapy happening in the UK but we want to develop a better understanding of the extent to which it is being practised. That is why we included questions on this topic in our national LGBT survey, which was launched this summer.</p><p>We will publish the survey results and our response in the new year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T16:47:04.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T16:47:04.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4408
unstar this property label Biography information for Christian Matheson more like this
932196
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June to Question 148680 on LGBT people: surveys, whether she has carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Memorandum of Understanding in stopping gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 158758 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Our National LGBT survey shows that the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy is still alive in our country. The Government is clear that these activities are wrong, and we are not willing to let them continue.</p><p> </p><p>We worked with the main registration and accreditation bodies for psychotherapy and counselling practitioners to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to tackle conversion therapy. This is a voluntary code that is managed and led by the sector.</p><p> </p><p>In our LGBT Action Plan, we committed to further steps to stamp out this bogus treatment. Led by the Government Equalities Office, we will fully consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy. Our intent is to protect people who are vulnerable to harm or violence, whether that occurs in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-07-03T14:19:39.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T14:19:39.12Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4267
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
934305
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government plans to take to make gay conversion therapy illegal; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
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Kate Hollern more like this
star this property uin 160239 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that so-called conversion or reparative therapies are wrong. Being LGBT is not an illness, and LGBT people do not need to be “cured”.</p><p>On 3 July 2018, the Government published the results from last year’s national LGBT survey. We were shocked to find that 2% of respondents to the survey had undertaken conversion therapy, and a further 5% had been offered it.</p><p>These practices have no place in our society, and we are committed to ending these activities. We have now published an LGBT Action Plan responding to the findings from the national survey.</p><p>As part of the action plan, we have committed to exploring all legislative and non-legislative options to end this abhorrent practice. We will bring forward proposals to prevent promoting, offering or practicing these heinous acts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T15:55:08.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T15:55:08.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hollern more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the timetable is for the introduction of legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent Central more like this
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Dawn Butler more like this
star this property uin 167926 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-07more like thismore than 2018-09-07
star this property answer text <p>As part of our LGBT Action Plan, we have committed to exploring all legislative and non-legislative options to end this abhorrent practice.</p><p>We will set out our timetable for delivering the commitments in the action plan soon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-09-07T15:03:21.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-07T15:03:21.117Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dawn Butler more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text When she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to end the practice of gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 906878 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong and we are not willing to let it continue. That is why we are committed to bringing forward proposals to end this abhorrent practice in the UK. We recognise this is a complex issue that we need to get right. Officials in the Government Equalities Office are working with stakeholders to consider all legislative and non-legislative options and will announce further detail on the matter in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T13:12:17.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:12:17.133Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
984249
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake any consultation before bringing forward proposals to ban gay conversion therapy; if so, which stakeholders they plan to consult; and what is the timetable. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL10457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong and we are not willing to let it continue.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the LGBT Action Plan, we have committed to bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK. We have committed to consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting these practices whether they are occurring in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.</p><p> </p><p>This is a complex issue that we will be approaching sensitively. We intend to engage widely before bringing forward proposals, and we will consult on the final package to ensure that the actions we take are effective and have broad support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-17T15:19:38.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:19:38.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to criminalise the practice of gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 126558 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that a person’s sexual orientation is not an illness to be cured and we are not prepared to see such activity continue either in the regulated professional sector or outside of it.</p><p>The Government has already taken steps to prevent the practice of gay conversion therapy in the UK. We have worked with the main registration and accreditation bodies for psychotherapy and counselling practitioners to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to put a stop to this bogus treatment.</p><p>We do not currently have plans to introduce new criminal offences for practising gay conversion therapy, but we are keeping the issue under close review.</p><p>In 2017, the Government Equalities Office carried out a survey of the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK, which included several questions about gay conversion therapy. The survey received more than 100,000 responses, making it one of the largest surveys of LGBT people’s experiences ever conducted.</p><p>The results of the survey are currently being analysed and the Government’s response will be published later this year. Due to the significant response rate to the survey, we believe this data will give us a much better view of the scale and significance of conversion therapy in the UK, and it will allow us to investigate further the steps that Government as a whole could take to address this issue.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-12T15:25:59.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:25:59.593Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
837440
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number people who have undertaken gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 126559 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold an estimate of the number of people that have undertaken gay conversion therapy. In 2017, the Government Equalities Office carried out a survey of the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United Kingdom, which included several questions about gay conversion therapy. Whilst not a statistically representative sample, the survey received over 100,000 responses and will help us improve our understanding of the numbers of people who have undergone, or have been offered, gay conversion therapy. This is an issue the Government is keeping under review and we are constantly working towards improving the evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>The Government rejects utterly the notion that sexuality is something to be cured, and condemns gay conversion therapy. The evidence base is clear that conversion therapy is not only ineffective, but is potentially harmful to participants. That is why officials have worked with the main registration and accreditation bodies for psychotherapy and counselling practitioners, including the UK Council for Psychotherapy, to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to help put a stop to this bogus treatment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 126560 more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T12:05:18.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T12:05:18.247Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
837441
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) psychological (b) emotional effect on people undergoing gay conversion therapy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 126560 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold an estimate of the number of people that have undertaken gay conversion therapy. In 2017, the Government Equalities Office carried out a survey of the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United Kingdom, which included several questions about gay conversion therapy. Whilst not a statistically representative sample, the survey received over 100,000 responses and will help us improve our understanding of the numbers of people who have undergone, or have been offered, gay conversion therapy. This is an issue the Government is keeping under review and we are constantly working towards improving the evidence base.</p><p> </p><p>The Government rejects utterly the notion that sexuality is something to be cured, and condemns gay conversion therapy. The evidence base is clear that conversion therapy is not only ineffective, but is potentially harmful to participants. That is why officials have worked with the main registration and accreditation bodies for psychotherapy and counselling practitioners, including the UK Council for Psychotherapy, to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to help put a stop to this bogus treatment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 126559 more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T12:05:18.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T12:05:18.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this