Thurrock MP asks question on gender identity service

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question regarding the gender identity service.

Ms Doyle-Price asked:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of referrals for the Gender Identity Development Service; and if he will make a statement.

Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health and Social Care, Hoo Church replied:

“Since 2013 there has been a 500% increase in the number of young people referred to the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS).

“Dr Hilary Cass has been commissioned to carry out a review of the service, exploring how and when young people are referred to the GIDS. This review is expected to report in autumn 2021.\”

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