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Stage 1 report on Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: MBM response

MurrayBlackburnMackenzie response to publication of the Stage 1 report on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: "We welcome the Stage 1 report of the CTEEA Committee on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Act. We are pleased to note the Committee’s support for…

Assessing GRA reform: MBM letter to the National Advisory Council on Women & Girls

We welcome the establishment of the Advisory Council as a forum to champion the interests of women and girls in issues which are, or should be, receiving current political attention. Given that the Advisory Council’s focus in 2019 will be…

Where next for the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill?

This note reflects on the arguments put forward during Stage 1 of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill and the choices facing the Committee at this stage. [Numbers in brackets refer to notes at the end.] Background The Bill has been…

Sex and the Census: A review of the sex question since 2001

Introduction This review looks at how the ‘sex’ question has been interpreted in the Censuses for Scotland and for England and Wales since 2001, and plans for England and Wales in 2021. The analysis shows differing interpretations of the sex…

Scottish local authorities, ‘sex’ and the Equality Act 2010n

Review of 32 Scottish local authorities: Representation of the protected characteristic of ‘sex’ under the Equality Act 2010 1.  The purpose of this research was to investigate how the 32 Scottish local authorities are representing the provisions of the Equality…

Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: MBM evidence to the CTEEA Committee

Introduction We are grateful for the opportunity to submit evidence as part of the Committee’s Stage 1 considerations of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. The Bill will enable voluntary questions on sexual orientation and gender identity to be added to…

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