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Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2018-2019: FOI release

Published: 24 Nov 2020

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

Published:
24 Nov 2020
Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2018-2019: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000100083
Date received: 19 Oct 2020
Date responded: 2 Nov 2020
Information requested

1. Of the cases in the Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2018-2019 how many:

a) were made under section 114 of the Equality Act 2010;
b) included a crave under the Equality Act 2010;
c) were made/craved per protected characteristic;
d) were made/craved per Sheriffdom;
e) were made/craved per procedure (Simple, Ordinary etc)?

2. For each of the above please can you set out the number that were disposed of in any particular way (dismissed etc)?

Response

1a) While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reason why we don't have the information is that the data we receive is not detailed enough to unpick cases registered under section 114 of the Equality Act 2010.

1b) 231 cases in 2018-19 included a crave under the Equality Act 2010. These are all craves, combining where Equality Act 2010 was a principal or an ancillary crave.

1c) While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reason why we don't have the information is that the data we receive does not contain details about the protected characteristics involved.

1d) These are cases where Equality Act 2010 was a principal crave. We do not have sheriffdom data for cases where it was an ancillary crave.

Sheriffdom Name

Number of Equality Act 2010 Cases

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

134

Grampian, Highland and Islands

*

Lothian and Borders

*

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

*

Tayside, Central and Fife

18

Total

157

* Cases below five have been starred out for disclosure purposes.

1e) (i) These are all cases with an Equality Act 2010 crave, both principal and ancillary craves.

Procedure

Number of Equality Act 2010 cases

Ordinary Action

227

Simple Procedure

4

Total

231


1e) (ii) These are cases where Equality Act 2010 is the principal crave

Procedure

Number of Equality Act 2010 cases

Ordinary Action

154

Simple Procedure

3

Total

157


2) A single Ordinary Action Equality Act 2010 case was disposed in 2018-19 with a decree of Absolvitor.

 

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