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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
"Following the Inner House decision on For Women Scotland v LA and Scottish Ministers I note that the unlawful definition of "woman" has not yet been removed from Section 2 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2018/4/section/2
Could you please tell me what steps the Scottish Government has taken to date to amend the Act in line with the court ruling?"
I can confirm that the Scottish Government intends to remove the section 2 definition of "woman" from the face of the 2018 Act once a suitable legislative vehicle has been found.
The answer to your question is that the Scottish Government has taken steps to determine what legislative options are available to remove the section 2 definition of "woman" from the 2018 Act.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House