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Question reference: S5W-26950

  • Asked by: Joan McAlpine, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 16 January 2020
  • Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 January 2020


To ask the Scottish Government for what reason no evidence is cited in support of the statements at paragraphs 10 and 11 on page 174 of its consultation paper on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill from the nations listed in Annexe E of the paper that have introduced systems of self-declaration.


The review of current evidence we carried out when preparing the draft Equality Impact Assessment did not find any relevant research from these jurisdictions in relation to these statements. We welcome comments any information consultees have on any relevant research.