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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S5W-35587

Asked by: Gail Ross, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 26 February 2021


To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 March 2021


We announced our intention in November 2020 to take forward the independent analysis of all the consultation responses and to publish the consultation responses from organisations and groups where we had permission to do so. This was with the intention of publishing both the analysis and the organisational responses together prior to recess on 25 March.

However, the impact of work to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic means it will now not be possible in the time available to ready both the analysis and the organisational responses for publication.

Work will continue and if this administration is returned after the election, my intention is we will proceed with publication of both as soon as practicable in the next session of Parliament.