Scotland’s 2021 Census: consultation and question development

27 June 2019 Consultation with stakeholders and question testing In its Stage One Report, the CTEEA Committee noted that the ‘lack of early engagement with a range of groups and individuals, including a broad range of women’s groups, to be…

MBM statement on GRA reform

20 June 2019 We believe that a more measured, evidence-based and inclusive approach to reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) will result in better policy and legislative outcomes, for all affected groups. The Scottish Government needs to address the…

Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: MBM Stage 3 Briefing

  IntroductionThe main purpose of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill is to introduce two new, voluntary questions on sexual orientation and transgender identity/status. These changes are not controversial and were agreed at Stage 2. The Scottish Government also wishes to…

MBM statement on recording in the Scottish Criminal Justice System

Recorded crime statistics allows stakeholders, policy-makers and researchers to analyse and monitor offending trends, develop our understanding of offending behaviours, and to target resources and services. To ensure these statistics are valid, reliable and consistent, the data criteria of what…

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