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Liz Truss accused Labour MPs of working down the clock to stop her proposed trans legislation change from being debated within the Commons at the moment.

The former prime minister’s draft laws, which might ban transgender ladies from female-only areas, forestall them from competing in ladies’s sports activities and cease youngsters making an attempt to vary their intercourse, was third on the listing to be mentioned by MPs.

But prolonged speeches in earlier debates meant there was no time left for Ms Truss’s non-public members’ invoice.

She mentioned: “I’m furious that Labour MPs have filibustered in Parliament today to prevent debate of my private members’ bill.

“Concerned parents will want to know why Labour don’t even want to discuss how to protect children and single-sex spaces, let alone put those protections into law.

“Labour care more about ideology than the protection of children.

“It is vital that we legislate to safeguard single-sex spaces and prevent children from making irreversible decisions about their bodies.

“These policies have popular support – and legislation is required in this area because non-statutory guidance gives too much latitude to extremist ideologues determined to use any loopholes available to promote their dangerous agenda.

“I encourage the public to write to their MPs to back the bill so that we can build up pressure to get these much-needed proposals put onto the statute book.”

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch echoed Ms Truss’s accusations in opposition to Labour MPs.

She mentioned: “Just now Labour MPs prevented debate on a new law to protect children and single-sex spaces.

“Instead they used parliamentary time to debate ferret title decisions. Keir Starmer is frightened of debate on safeguarding and his MPs actively work to disregard the considerations of constituents.”

There were reports that some Conservative MPs had been asked to prolong the earlier debates on animal welfare and procurement in an effort to talk out Ms Truss’s bill, but this was denied by Tory backbencher Richard Fuller.

Her bill will now rescheduled to another day and fall to the bottom of the priority list, meaning it is almost certain not to become law.

On Friday, Downing Street would not be drawn on whether the Government would back Ms Truss’s bill, saying only that it would “be thought of within the normal means by the House”.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “But extra broadly, we welcome the sentiment set out within the Bill, not least as a result of it’s per our personal strategy on the elemental significance of organic intercourse and the fitting that ladies must entry devoted single-sex areas.”

It comes as the Daily Express is campaigning to protect hard-won women’s rights.

A Labour spokesperson said: “Tory assist for this invoice is additional proof that weak Rishi Sunak continues to be dancing to Liz Truss’s tune, whereas working individuals nonetheless pay the worth for her financial recklessness.”