Annex B: How to Respond
Responding to this consultation
We would like to hear your views on the above proposals on establishing interim arrangements for managing Crown Estate assets in Scotland.
We also welcome your views on the potential impacts of these proposals. We will carry out a full Equality Impact Assessment, Business Regulatory Impact Assessment and Privacy Impact Assessment, if appropriate, on the proposed interim arrangements for managing Crown Estate assets in Scotland and on the proposals to be contained in a draft Order in Council. We will also consider the potential environmental impacts of any proposals, and if a Strategic Environmental Assessment will be required.
The Scottish Government is committed to promoting equality and removing or minimising disadvantage which may be experienced by different groups of people. We have a legal duty to consider the impact of policies on people who may be differently affected in relation to the "protected characteristics" under the Equality Act 2010 of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
We also want to consider issues relating to poverty and social justice, to ensure that
all individuals and communities are able to access the benefits that the Order in Council will deliver.
Please tell us about any potential impacts, either positive or negative, you feel the draft proposals to establish the interim body may have on particular groups of people, with reference to the "protected characteristics" listed above. Please be as specific as possible.
What differences might there be in the impact of the Bill on individuals and communities with different levels of advantage or deprivation? How canwe make sure that all individuals and communities can access the benefits of the proposals?
Business and Regulation
A full Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment will be carried out to analyse whether any of the proposed policies are likely to increase or reduce the costs and burdens placed on businesses, the public sector and voluntary and community organisations.
Please tell us about any potential costs or savings that may occur as a result of the proposals for the Bill, and any increase or reduction in the burden of regulation for any sector. Please be as specific as possible.
A Privacy Impact Assessment will be conducted to ascertain whether any of the proposed policies will have an impact on the privacy of individuals
Please tell us about any potential impacts upon the privacy of individuals that may arise as a result of any of the proposals contained in this consultation. Please be as specific as possible.
We welcome your thoughts on the potential impacts, both positive and potentially negative, of any of the proposals in this paper.
The consultation runs until Friday 26 August 2016. An 8-week consultation will allow us to ensure your views are taken into account and will enable us to introduce the Order within Parliamentary timescales.
The Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 ensures those public plans that are likely to have a significant impact on the environment are assessed and measures to prevent or reduce adverse effects are sought, where possible, prior to the main consultation and implementation of the proposal.
At this early stage in the devolution it has not yet been determined whether significant environmental effects are likely to arise and the aim is to use this consultation process as a means to fully explore the likely environmental effects. Once completed it is our intention to determine, using the consultation process, what our statutory obligations under the 2005 Act are and how these can best be met.
Please tell us about any potential impacts, either positive or negative, you feel any of the proposals contained in this consultation may have on the environment. Please be as specific as possible.
There are a number of ways that you can respond:-
You can respond online on the Scottish Government website.
You can respond by email by sending your response to: email@example.com
You can also respond in writing, by sending your responses to the address below. Please do not forget to include your Respondent Information Form, your response cannot be accepted without it. The Respondent Information Form is set out in Annex C.Scottish Government
Crown Estate Strategy Unit
Area 1-A South
If you have any enquiries please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nikki Milne on 0131 244 3671.
We would be grateful if you would use the consultation questionnaire provided or would clearly indicate in your response which questions or parts of the consultation paper you are responding to, as this will aid our analysis of the responses received.
Other formats of this consultation can be made available on request, please contact the Crown Estate Strategy Unit.