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Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

The Bill removes the definition of “woman” from the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.

The Bill is at Stage 2


Contents


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill ended Stage 1 on 26 March 2024

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Find out more about this committee

Timetable

The timetable that the committee followed while examining the Bill at Stage 1

Stage 1 deadline

On 17 January 2024, parliament agreed motion S6M-11889, that consideration of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 be completed by 29 March 2024.

20 February 2024 evidence session

  • Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice

5 March 2024

  • Consideration of draft report

Stage 1 report to be published no later than 18 March 2024.

 

 

Who spoke to the lead committee in the Parliament

MSPs met with people in committee meetings to discuss what the Bill will do.

Minutes of 12 December 2023 (in private)
Minutes of 6 February 2024 (in private)
Minutes of 20 February 2024
Minutes of 5 March 2024 (in private)

Meeting on 20 February 2024

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Correspondence

Committee correspondence sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice to the Convener of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee, 19 March 2024

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill

Work by other committees

Work by other committees will be added in due course.

Committee report

The lead committee published its stage 1 report on 15 March 2024.

Stage 1 report on the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

The committee received the following response to its report on 19 March 2024.

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice

Debate

MSPs debate the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

Meeting on 26 March 2024

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Vote

MSPs vote on the general principles of the Bill.

Meeting on 26 March 2024

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Motion ref. S6M-12639

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

  • Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12639
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 26 March 2024

MSPs agreed that this Bill could continue