Date lodged: 13 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on using external bodies to assist with its monitoring of race and ethnic disparity.
Answered by: Christina McKelvie 22 March 2019
The Scottish Government are open to engaging with external bodies to shape the data used for monitoring race and ethnic disparity. A range of race equality partner organisations were invited to contribute to Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy and to shape Scotland’s new Equality Evidence Finder. A workshop on data and how the Equality Evidence Finder is used was held within Scotland’s recent Race Equality Action Plan Conference, and the Scottish Government intends to engage further with race equality partner organisations on data in the spring.