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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 3


Stage 2 - Changes to detail

MSPs can propose changes (“amendments”) to the Bill. The amendments are considered and decided on by a committee.

The Bill ended Stage 2 on 30 April 2024

Stage 2 deadline

On 17 April 2024, Parliament agreed motion S6M-12869, that consideration of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 2 be completed by 3 May 2024.


Committee correspondence sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament

Meeting on amendments

No amendments were submitted ahead of Stage 2 proceedings.

Meeting on 30 April 2024

Read the minutes of proceedings

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Bill as amended at Stage 2

No amendments were made to the Bill at Stage 2.

The Bill as Introduced remained the current version of the Bill.