Date lodged: 27 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18712 by Ivan McKee on 27 September 2018, whether its new guidance on human rights and the requirement to conduct an assessment are compulsory and, if not, how it will ensure that the guidance is followed.
Answered by: Ivan McKee 11 October 2018
All Scottish public bodies within the scope of the Scottish Public Finance Manual are required to follow the manual. The manual states: Human rights due diligence checks should be carried out before entering into an investment relationship or agreement or with a third party.