Date lodged: 14 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason its report, Developing Information on Hate Crime Recorded by the Police in Scotland, was published after the closing date for its consultation on hate crime legislation.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 28 March 2019
Decisions on the timing of statistical and social research publications are a matter for the independent analysts producing these reports. The timetable for the Scottish Government’s consultation on hate crime legislation was not a factor in the date chosen for publication of the report ‘Developing Information on Hate Crime Recorded by the Police in Scotland’, which was published shortly after being finalised by analysts.