Scotland’s Census 2021 Impact Assessments Stakeholder Survey: MBM response

We have completed the National Records of Scotland (NRS) online survey on the draft Equality Impact Assessment for Scotland's 2021 census. Our main substantive responses are shown below. Q. What do you think are the most significant impacts on you/your…

Losing count: consultation on the sex question in the 2021 census

BackgroundIn June 2019 the Scottish Parliament passed the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, with the effect of introducing new voluntary questions on gender self-identity and sexual orientation in the 2021 census. The detailed census questions will be agreed by the Scottish…

MBM statement on the 2021 census

Earlier this year, MSPs from all parties voted to include a new question on trans status in the 2021 Census. Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, so it is right that the census collects data…

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