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Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill: consultation analysis report

Published: 16 Jun 2017
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Equality and rights
ISBN:
9781788510516

Analysis of the responses received to the consultation on the draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill.

33 page PDF

335.6kB

33 page PDF

335.6kB

Contents
Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill: consultation analysis report
Footnotes

33 page PDF

335.6kB

Footnotes

1. Two responses with no content were removed prior to analysis.

2. The Bill does not, in fact suggest that appointments are not made on merit rather that, where two candidates are otherwise considered equally qualified, there should be a presumption in favour of the under-represented gender on the existing Board. This is the subject of section 4 of the draft Bill and is considered at Question 4.

3. The protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010 are age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race and religion or belief.

4. Available at https://www.ons.gov.uk/news/statementsandletters/classificationreviewofuniversitiesintheuk


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