Date lodged: 11 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what contribution it made to the most recent UK state party report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination regarding the representation of black and minority ethnic communities in (a) the police service, (b) employment, (c) health and (d) mental health.
Answered by: Angela Constance 2 August 2016
The UK Government is responsible for providing the State Party report to the UN CERD. The Scottish Government provided an update to the UK Government in relation to the race equality work being carried out. This input was informed by its on-going work around race equality, including dialogue with communities, and drew on the relevant available data and information.
Our ‘Race Equality Framework for Scotland’ published on 21 March 2016, sets out clear goals to support minority ethnic communities in representation across a range of areas, including the police service, employment, health and mental health.