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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13041: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prioritise the evidence gap identified in relation to the ethnicity pay gap in Scotland's Equality Evidence Strategy 2017-2021.

Answered by: Angela Constance 12 December 2017

Scotland’s Equality Evidence Strategy set out the Scottish Government’s plans to work collaboratively with its stakeholders to fill evidence gaps across all the protected equality characteristics.

Following the publication of the strategy, on July 18 2017, the Scottish Government held a gender workshop with its stakeholders, which was aimed at prioritising the evidence gaps identified on gender. It now plans to hold similar events across the other protected characteristics, including on ethnicity. At this event the ethnicity pay gap will be considered and prioritised in the context of the full list of gaps on ethnicity identified by stakeholders.