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Scottish Government's definition of fairness: FOI release

Published: 26 Jan 2018
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
26 Jan 2018
Scottish Government's definition of fairness: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00163
Date received: 21 January 2018
Date responded: 23 January 2018

Information requested

The Scottish Government's definition of "fairness" as applied to its policies and intentions.

Response

The Scottish Government has not formally outlined a definition of 'fairness', as this is subject to the lens, or context, to which it is attributed. The specific considerations are explored further within the attributable policy.

Within the Fairer Scotland Action Plan a fairer Scotland was described as "one with low levels of poverty and inequality, genuine equality of opportunity, stronger life chances, and support for all those who need it."

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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Edinburgh
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