DEFENCE bosses have spent £15,000 in taxpayers’ cash on gender-neutral toilets, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Ministry of Defence has transformed 13 single-sex toilets into mixed bathrooms to cater for both men and women at the British Army’s headquarters in Monxton Road, Andover.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that since 2018, defence chiefs spent £14,886 on the loos, whose signs have just the word “toilet”.

The move has been described as ‘flushing money down the drain’ by the Tax Payers’ Alliance think tank.

More than 2,000 military and civilian personnel are housed at the Army’s £44million headquarters.

The move is part of a plan to change the armed forces into a “gender-neutral organisation”, where a person’s sex is irrelevant.

Colonel Richard Kemp, former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, told The Daily Star: “It’s quite shocking the Army is being dragged into this world of political correctness.

“Given how stretched and how busy our forces are, it is surprising someone has time to worry about this sort of thing.”

All three of the UK’s armed forces are attempting to become gender-neutral organisations.

Last year, the Army has introduced ‘gender and age-neutral’ fitness tests to replace its old assessments which saw soldiers completing tasks including push-ups and sit-ups.

An MoD spokesman told the newspaper: “As a modern and inclusive employer, we provide a range of facilities for our staff and personnel.”

It comes as more schools are adapting their toilets to become gender-neutral.

Though parents and teachers have warned that the mixed-sex bathrooms have lead to some students feeling unsafe.

Girls who are menstruating are so anxious about sharing facilities with boys that some are staying at home for fear of being made to feel ‘period shame’, the Mail on Sunday reported in October.

With a growing number of both primary and secondary schools installing unisex toilets, some girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day.

Others are so fearful they have stopped drinking liquids at school, the newspaper reported.

The Home Office has also installed a number of gender-neutral loos in recent years.

Responding to a freedom of information request last year, it said they had ten toilets in total: two in their Wales office, three in London and five in Cardiff.