Dear HM Prison Service,

a) Please could you provide information on the status of PSO 3300, "Guidelines on the Management, Treatment and Care of Prisoners who have or have had Gender Dysphoria" or any other draft or current PSOs or PSIs or similar guidelines on this topic. The last public information available indicates that this PSO was still in draft status, if this is still the case please can you state when you expect it to come into force.

b) Please provide a copy of draft PSO 3300 or any other related draft or current PSOs, PSIs or similar guidelines.

c) Could you also provide any and all information, including minutes of meetings and emails, related to the effects of the gender reassignment provisions of the Equality Act 2010 on draft or current PSOs/PSIs or on current Prison Service practice in general.

If item (c) would take this request beyond the maximum time/resources for an FoI request, please provide just (a) and (b).

Yours faithfully,

Zoe O'Connell

Over, Darren \(ARU\), HM Prison Service

Freedom of Information Request FOI/67805/10

Data Access & Compliance Unit
Information Directorate
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03-NOV-10 Our Ref:FOI/67805/10

Dear Zoe O'Connell,

SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your correspondence of November 2, 2010, in which you
asked for information about Gender Dysphoria and prisoners, and
PSO3300 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) from the
Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

You will receive a response from us by November 29, 2010. Your request
has been passed to the appropriate business unit within the MoJ, and
they will write to you with their decision by this date.

The FOIA does provide a number of exemptions. A qualified exemption
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Yours sincerely,

Darren Over
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Dear Ms O'Connell

I refer to your letter of 2 November. Please find attached an extension
letter in response to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

Data Access and Compliance Unit

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Bearwish, David [NOMS],

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Please see attached response to the above request. Apologies for the
delay.

<<20101209_FOI Zoe O'Connell ref 67805.doc>> <<Draft Guidance on Gender
Dysphoria and Prisoners.pdf>>
Many thanks

David Bearwish
Business & Budget Manager to
Claire Cooper
Acting Head of Equalities Group

Equalities Group:
3.16 Clive House
70 Petty France
LONDON
SW1H 9EX
Tel: 0300 047 5269

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Zoe O'Connell left an annotation ()

My blog post about this is available at http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2010/12...

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