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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02563: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government who will be eligible for support from the workplace equality fund that is referred to in the 2016-17 Programme for Government; what the fund's budget will be, and when it will be established.

Answered by: Keith Brown 21 September 2016

In Scotland’s Economic Strategy we said we would address long-standing barriers in the labour market so that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Fairer working practices can help utilise more effectively the skills and talents of groups who do not always get the best deal in the labour market and contribute to inclusive economic growth. This is the context in which we are scoping arrangements for the fund, which will be announced in due course.