MBM correspondence with the Scottish Government re. guidance for the sex question in the 2022 census (Oct/Nov 2021)

Our correspondence with the Scottish Government regarding the proposed guidance for the sex question in the 2022 census. MBM letter to the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture Angus Robertson MSP (20 October 2021) https://murrayblackburnmackenzie.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/MBM-letter-on-census-guidance-20-October-2021.pdf Response from…

Letter to the Office for Statistics Regulation on criminal justice statistics: update (18 August 2020)

Many thanks for taking the time to speak to us last week, and updating us on the criminal justice statistics review. Thanks too for talking us through OSR’s proposed statement regarding the collection of data on sex and gender identity. We have had time to reflect on our discussion and write now with some further comments on both topics...

Letter to the Office for Statistics Regulation on criminal justice statistics (22 June 2020)

22 June 2020 DearWe would like to raise our formal concerns about the reliability of some of the statistics published in 'Criminal Proceedings in Scotland'. [1] This is a National Statistics for Scotland publication, which we understand means that it…

Letter to Scotland’s Chief Statistician on the Working group on sex and gender identity in data (20 January 2020)

20 January 2020 Dear Roger,Thank you for meeting us last week to discuss our views on sex and gender data, and your plans for making recommendations for Ministers. We appreciated your willingness to hear our concerns, which we are now…

Letter to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee: EU legislation on the census (7 October 2019)

Our letter to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee: EU legislation on EU legistlation and the census. https://www.parliament.scot/S5_European/General%20Documents/CTEEA_2019.10.08MBM(1).pdf 7 October 2019 Dear Committee Members, We would like to draw to your attention to EU legislation on the 2021…

GRA Reform: Meeting with Scottish Government officials 9 March 2020

On what now seems like a lifetime ago, 9 March, we met officials from the Scottish Government to discuss the consultation on the draft Gender Recognition Reform Bill. Our meeting was with a senior official responsible for this area and…

Recording sex in the criminal justice system: letter to the National Advisory Council on Women & Girls

"As part of the current NACWG spotlight on justice, we would like to draw your attention to a recent case which we think raises questions about how sex and gender are recorded within the criminal justice system, and reported by…