Date lodged: 11 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it will meet its legal duty to involve equality groups in setting its equality outcomes for 2017-21.
Answered by: Angela Constance 28 July 2016
The Scottish Government works with a number of organisations which provide a coordinating or intermediary role across the different equality communities. They play an important role in informing the policy making process, in supporting and engaging communities, and in developing capacity and leadership. The Scottish Government will work with these organisations and will meet them shortly in order to establish the plan and details for involving people with protected characteristics in setting its equality outcomes for 2017-21.