Gender Recognition Reform Bill – links

Handy page of links for the Gender Recognition (Scotland) Bill as it passes through Parliament.

Pre-Committee stage:


STAGE 1: Examination of the Bill by the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Committee website I Committee correspondence

Call for Views (21 March – 15 May 2022): Remit I Summary of short survey responses I Detailed responses

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15 March 2022 Private meeting with Scottish Government Bill team

26 April and 03 May 2022 Private meeting with trans identifying people

17 May 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

24 May 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

31 May 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

07 June 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

  • Paul Lowe, Registrar General for Scotland and Keeper of the Records of Scotland, National Records of Scotland
  • James Kerr, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service
  • Robert Strachan, Head of Strategy and Improvement, Scottish Prison Service
  • Dr Kevin Guyan, University of Glasgow
  • Anthony Horan, Director, Catholic Parliamentary Office of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland
  • Reverend Karen Hendry, Vice-Convener of the Faith Impact Forum, Minister of Yoker Parish Church, Church of Scotland
  • Chris Ringland, Public Policy Officer, Scotland, Evangelical Alliance
  • Fraser Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer, Humanist Society of Scotland

07 June 2022 Private meeting with an anonymous person

14 June 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

  • Professor Sharon Cowan, Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies, University of Edinburgh School of Law
  • Naomi Cunningham, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers and Chair, Sex Matters
  • Karon Monaghan QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
  • David Parker, Lead Clinician, National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland

21 June 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

  • Professor Alice Sullivan, Head of Research, UCL Social Research Institute
  • Robin White, Barrister, Old Square Chambers
  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz, United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Ian Duddy, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Barbara Bolton, Head of Legal and Policy, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Cathy Asante, Legal Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission
  • Dr Sandra Duffy, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol School of Law
  • Dr Peter Dunne, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol School of Law
  • Dr Chris Dietz, Lecturer in Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds

22 June 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

  • Senator Regina Doherty, Leader, Seanad Éireann

27 June 2022 Private meeting with trans identifying people

28 June 2022 Oral evidence: Official report I Video

  • Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Scottish Government
  • Peter Hope-Jones, Head of Gender Recognition Unit, Scottish Government
  • Colin Gilchrist, Solicitor, Scottish Government