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

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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

ISBN: 9781786527325

The consultation seeks views on the practical application of the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill provisions.

Executive Summary

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.