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

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

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.


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
A list of Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers can be found at

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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