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Consultation on the design of the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) for 2017 and beyond

The Scottish Government requires to make savings on the Scottish Household Survey (SHS)2017. Savings of the level sought cannot be achieved without significant changes to the design of the SHS. The Scottish Government is consulting on a number of options to achieve the required level of savings for SHS 2017. Respondents' views will also be used to inform the design of SHS 2018-2021.


Annex C Responding to This Consultation

We are inviting responses to this consultation by Tuesday 19th April 2016. Please respond to this consultation online at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/scottish-household-survey/consultation-on-2017-survey

You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date.

If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your Response" below) and send to:

Pat Cairns
Communities Analysis
1F North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Or alternatively email:
shs@scot.gov.uk
If you have any queries, again please contact Jackie Horne or Pat Cairns.

This consultation, and all other Scottish Government consultation exercises, can be viewed online on the consultation web pages of the Scottish Government website at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/.

The Scottish Government now has an email update system for consultations at http://register.scotland.gov.uk/Subscribe/Step1. This system allows stakeholder individuals and organisations to register and receive emails containing details of all new consultations (including web links). This is designed to allow stakeholders to keep up to date with all SG consultation activity, and, therefore, be alerted at the earliest opportunity to those of most interest. We would encourage you to register.

Handling your response

If you respond using Citizen Space, you will be automatically directed to the Respondent Information Form at the start of the questionnaire. This will let us know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public.

If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form attached to the end of this document (Annex D) as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http:consult.scotland.gov.uk. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us finalise the chosen option.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to:

Pat Cairns
Communities Analysis
1F North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

shs@scot.gov.uk

Contact

Email: Pat Cairns

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