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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21785: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of its employees by (a) nationality, (b) age and (c) gender.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 7 March 2019

A breakdown of employee age and gender is regularly provided in our workforce information publication which is available here https://www.gov.scot/publications/workforce-information/ .

We are unable to provide a breakdown of employee nationality as this information is not held. While nationality is collected to satisfy Civil Service nationality rules regarding eligibility for employment https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

it is subsequently destroyed in line with Data Protection Legislation as it is no longer required.