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Number of female; Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and Special Advisers: FOI release

Published: 22 Jul 2019
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
22 Jul 2019
Number of female; Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and Special Advisers: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01693
Date received: 7 Jul 2019
Date responded: 22 Jul 2019
Information requested

You made the following request for information:

For verification of the number of women Cabinet Secretaries, Ministers and Special Advisers as provided in your table.

Response

Some of the information you have requested is available from The Scottish Parliament website.

A list of which MSPs are female can be found at https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/15445.aspx
A list of Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers can be found at https://www.parliament.scot/msps/ministers-and-law-officers.aspx

These 2 sources can be cross-referred to obtain the information you require.

Information for Special Advisers can be found in the following table:

Special advisers at 30 June 2019
Female - 5
Male - 9

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