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UK Equality Bill: Socio-Economic Duty - Analysis of Consultation Responses

DescriptionThis report presents findings of a Scottish Government consultation on the views on an aspect of the UK Equality Bill as it relates to Scotland: whether the provision in the Bill should be extended to Scottish public bodies.
ISBN978 07559 77871
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2009
Website Publication DateDecember 23, 2009

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ISBN 978 0 7559 7787 1 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Background
The consultation process
Submissions and respondents
Analysis and presentation of the data
The way forward
Summary of issues: The consultation

SECTION 2: THE AIMS AND SCOPE OF THE DUTY
The aims of the duty
The scope of the duty
Summary of findings: The aims and scope of the duty

SECTION 3: THE IMPACT OF THE DUTY
Impact on Scottish Government work
Impact on local and / or national policy and practice
Impact on Community Planning Partnerships
Impact on implementation of other statutory duties
Summary of findings: The impact of the duty

SECTION 4: MONITORING, REPORTING, ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER ISSUES RAISED
Monitoring, reporting, accountability and enforcement
Sufficiency of data
Other comments
Summary of findings: Monitoring, reporting, accountability and enforcement; and other issues raised

ANNEX 1 THE CONSULTATION QUESTIONS

ANNEX 2 THE RESPONDENTS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.