A Scottish Government Consultation on the Draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill

Closed 17 Mar 2017

Opened 5 Jan 2017

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The consultation seeks views on the practical application of the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill provisions. It also offers consultees an opportunity to offer views on how the Bill might be strengthened.

The purpose of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill is to redress gender imbalances on the boards of public bodies.

The Bill seeks to achieve this by setting a gender representation objective for the non-executive member component of public boards and requiring certain action to be taken in the appointing of non-executive members, towards the achievement of the objective.

Why your views matter

After the consultation has closed the Scottish Government will analyse all the responses received and use your feedback to help inform the development of the draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill. Where permission has been given, we will make all responses available to the public on this page. The responses to the consultation and analysis will be published in Spring 2017.


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