Report of the Town Clerk.
Members received a report of the Town Clerk which presented a City of London Corporation Policy on gender identity.
Members challenged the timing of the survey, which had co-incided with a national consultation on gender recognition, and it was also suggested that it should not have been on-line. Officers advised that these issues had been raised at the Policy and Resources Committee and that there were ‘lessons learned’ to guide future practice. The survey had provided invaluable insight into attitudes to trans inclusion, key issues of concern to residents and others and shown a strong majority in support of our approach. It was stressed that this had been a survey, not a consultation, and that the Policy itself provided a clear statement of the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in respect of gender identity.
Members noted that the survey had been requested and the work steered by the Establishment Committee, which has overall responsibility for equality issues. The Director encouraged Members to challenge any reports which did not include appropriate Equality Impact Assessments.
RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.