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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19677: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 31 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to answer to question S5W-18712 by Ivan McKee on 27 September 2018, whether any human rights checks were required to be carried out by Scottish public bodies before entering into an investment relationship or agreement with a third party prior to 14 June 2018 and, if so, whether it will provide a copy of the guidance that governed this.

Answered by: Ivan McKee 14 November 2018

Before the publication of the Scottish Government guidance, Scottish public bodies were required to comply with the Appraisal and Evaluation guidance in the Scottish Public Finance Manual. Although there is no legislative requirement for such checks to take place, the introduction of the human rights due diligence guidance makes explicit that these checks should be carried out.