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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15587: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish an update on year one of its Race Equality Action Plan.

Answered by: Angela Constance 18 April 2018

In the Race Equality Action Plan we committed to provide a progress report to Parliament in early 2021, setting out achievements and early thinking about the focus for the next Action Plan, which will cover the period 2021-2026. In line with the Independent Race Equality Advisor’s recommendations for enhancing policy co-ordination around race equality, we will also establish a Programme Board including senior officials from across the Scottish Government to drive implementation of the Action Plan. The minutes of the Programme Board will be published online to provide transparency and regular public reporting on progress, building up to the 2021 report.

In addition we will hold an annual Race Equality Summit to be attended by key organisations and individuals, which will provide a further important opportunity to discuss progress on the actions.