About this Consultation
Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to get your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work. You can find all Scottish Government forthcoming, open and closed consultations online at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/.
Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post. After a consultation is closed we publish all responses where we have been given permission to do so.
Responses are analysed and used as part of the policy making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. Responses to this consultation will help to inform the development of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, which will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament in Summer 2017.
The consultation was published on 5 January 2017 and closes at midnight on 17 March 2017.
How to Respond
You can respond to this consultation online, by email, or by post.
To respond online please use the Scottish Government's Consultation Hub Citizen Space. You can save and return to your response at any time while the consultation is open. But please ensure that your response is submitted before the consultation closes at midnight on 17 March 2017. You will automatically be emailed a copy of your response after you submit it.
If you choose this method you will be directed to complete the Respondent Information Form. The Respondent Information Form lets us know how you wish your response to be handled, and in particular whether you are happy for your response to be made public.
Other Ways to Respond
If you prefer you can also submit a written response in hard copy to:
The Equality Unit
Or, by email to Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to submit your response by email or by post, please ensure that you complete the Respondent Information Form provided at Annex B and attach it alongside your response. The Respondent Information Form lets us know how you wish your response to be handled, and in particular whether you are happy for your response to be made public.
After the consultation has closed we will analyse all the responses received and use your feedback to help inform the development of the draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill. Where permission has been given, we will make all responses available to the public at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/. The responses to the consultation and analysis will be published in Spring 2017.
Enquiries and complaints
If you have a query about the consultation process, or a complaint about how this consultation has been conducted you can send your query by email to Lesley.email@example.com, or by hard copy to:
The Equality Unit