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Gender Recognition Certificate statistics - October to December 2012

Quarterly National Statistics on Gender Recognition Certificates applied for and granted.

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Quarterly Statistics for the Tribunals Oct - Dec 2012

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Quarterly National Statistics on Gender Recognition Certificates applied for and granted by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service’s Gender Recognition Panel.

The quarterly releases are released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics – October to December 2012

Introduction

This quarterly bulletin presents the latest statistics on Gender Recognition Certificates applied for and granted by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service’s Gender Recognition Panel during the quarter October to December 2012, along with quarterly data since July 2009.

The Gender Recognition Panel was established by the Gender Recognition Act 2004, which enables transsexual people to change their legal gender and gain the rights and responsibilities of their acquired gender. All applications are determined by the Panel and successful applicants receive a Gender Recognition Certificate.

There are two application processes for obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate:

  1. Standard track applications are those submitted under the standard application process, on the basis of living permanently in the acquired gender.
  2. Overseas track applications are those submitted under the overseas application process, on the basis of having changed gender under the law of an approved country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

Executive summary

In the quarter October to December of 2012:

  • A total of 90 applications for gender recognition were received by the Gender Recognition Panel (GRP). Of these 87 were ‘standard track’ applications, whilst further 3 were ‘overseas track’ applications.
  • Some 81 applications were dealt with by the GRP during the quarter October to December 2012.
  • A full Gender Recognition Certificate was issued in 69 cases, of which 52 were to individuals who were registered male at birth, and 8 to individuals who were registered female at birth.
  • Three cases received an interim Gender Recognition Certificate, three cases were refused and six withdrawn.
  • The certificates granted included 40 to applicants born in years prior to 1970; 14 to applicants born in 1970-1979; 13 to applicants born in 1980-1989 and 2 to applicant born 1990 or later.
  • At the end of the December 2012, there were 97 applications pending

The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff.

In addition to Ministry of Justice professional and production staff, pre-release access to the provisional court statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following postholders:

Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Permanent Secretary, Head of Legal Services Commission, Director General of Finance and Public Services, Head of Analytical Services, Chief Statistician, Press Officers and Relevant Special Advisers.

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