Prisoners: LGBT People
02 Dec 2014Ms Diane Abbott MP:
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prisoners declaring themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered.
Mr Andrew Selous MP:
The number of prisoners in England and Wales broken down by sexual orientation as at 26 September 2014 is shown in the table below:
Table: Headcount of prisoners by Sexual Orientation as at 26 September 2014
Sexual Orientation Headcount
Heterosexual / Straight 63738
Not Asked/Refused to State 20117
Grand Total 85634
Transgender Prisoners with a Gender Recognition Certificate are recorded on administrative systems as their legal gender. In accordance with the Gender Recognition Act of 2004 and the Equality Act 2010, transgender individuals are not identified as being transgender on administrative systems.