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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20664: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15902 by Angela Constance on 26 April 2018, for what reason the ethnicity evidence workshop with stakeholders did not take place in 2018 as stated; what plans it has to hold one in 2019, and how it will ensure that all relevant groups are included.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 9 January 2019

The Scottish Government held an evidence and analysis workshop entitled ‘How do we measure/report success indicators for the framework and action plan’ during Scotland’s Race Equality Conference on 11 December 2018. The conference updated partner organisations and key stakeholders on progress on the actions set out in Scotland’s Race Equality Action Plan. At the workshop, Scottish Government analysts presented the new Equality Evidence Finder web resource, which was launched earlier that day, and discussed the evidence base with stakeholders. Organisations in attendance at the workshop included CEMVO Scotland, CRER, ELREC, the African Council, Glasgow Caledonian University and Health Boards.

Further to this event, the Scottish Government intends to engage internally with its analysts and externally with its partner organisations in 2019 to take forward the Equality Evidence Strategy.