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Draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill correspondence: FOI release

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

Published:
10 Mar 2021
Draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill correspondence: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100132489
Date received: 5 Jan 2021
Date responded: 1 Feb 2021
Information requested

All correspondence between Scottish Government officials and the following organisations regarding the definition or terminology of 'variations of sex characteristics' or 'intersex' under the draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, prior to the Bill's introduction in the Scottish Parliament: Equality Network/Scottish Trans Alliance, LGBT Youth Scotland, Stonewall and dsdfamilies.

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. Emails between Scottish Government officials and the Equality Network are attached at Annex A.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested because it does not exist.

There is no correspondence between Scottish Government officials and LGBT Youth Scotland, Stonewall Scotland or dsdFamilies about the definition of 'variations of sex characteristics' or 'intersex' included within the draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.

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FOI - 202100132489 - Annex A

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