Clarification on Gender Statistics

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Dear Insolvency Service,

Please answer the following queries in relation to your published statistics on individual insolvency:

1. Please clarify how "gender" is defined for the purpose of the published statistics. Does male and female relate to biological sex rather than gender?

2. How is a transgender person recorded for the purpose of these statistics?

3. If the way in which transgender individuals are recorded has changed since these statistics were first published, please provide the date on which the change took effect.

3. Please clarify if the recorded gender is the self-identified gender of the person concerned, whether a person must hold a GRC in order to be recorded as their acquired gender or whether gender information is strictly limited to the biological sex of the individual.

4. Please provide details of how many (if any) individuals have been recorded for the purpose of these statistics as their acquired gender rather than their biological sex at birth for the last 3 complete years.

Yours faithfully,

Ms A Cope

FOI, Insolvency Service

Dear Ms Cope,

 

We acknowledge your Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requests received by
the Insolvency Service on the 14/01/2019, your reference number for this
request is 2019-652.

 

The FOI Act gives certain rights to members of the public to access
information held by public authorities. The FOI Act also encourages public
authorities to proactively make information available to members of the
public (except where exemptions apply) and respond to requests within 20
working days.

 

We will review your request and provide a response by 11/02/2019, in line
with the 20 working days statutory target. If we require any clarification
in any aspects of your request, we will contact you.

 

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Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
(Tel: 01625 545 700) [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Data Protection & Freedom of Information Team | The Insolvency Service -
Delivering economic confidence | [2][Insolvency Service request email] | 3rd Floor,
Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | 0121 625 4670
| @InsolvencyGovUK |
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Dear Ms. Cope

 

Please see attached our official response.

 

Kind regards,

 

Chris.

 

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Dr. Christopher Quickfall | Higher Statistical Officer | Strategy and
Change Directorate | The Insolvency Service |
[1][email address] | Companies House, Crown Way,
CF14 3ZA  | 029 2036 8745 | Ext: 8745 | [2]@InsolvencyGovUK |
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/collection...

 

Alternative London Contact Details:

4 Abbey Orchard Street, London, SW1P 2HT  | 020 7637 6356 | Ext: 6356

 

 

 

From: Peter.Hale On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: 14 January 2019 10:13
To: statistics
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Clarification on Gender
Statistics

 

Good morning,

 

Please find below a request for information surrounding published
statistics.  The statutory target date for this request is 11/02/2019, and
the FOI ref is 2019-652.

 

Would you please copy the FOI mailbox into your reply.

 

Thanks

 

Pete

 

Peter Hale | Data Protection & Freedom of Information Team | The
Insolvency Service - Delivering economic confidence |
[4][Insolvency Service request email] | 3rd Floor, Cannon House, 18 Priory
Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | 0121 625 4670 | @InsolvencyGovUK |
[5]www.gov.uk/government/organisations/insolvency-service

 

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