Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill


About the Bill

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The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill is a Scottish Government Bill introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP, on 15 June 2017. The Scottish Parliament referred the Bill to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee for Stage 1 consideration on 21 June 2017.

The Bill is for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about gender representation on boards of Scottish public authorities.

Stage 1

The Committee published its report on 20 November 2017.

The Parliament debated and passed the Bill at Stage 1 on 30 November 2017.

Stage 2

The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 on 21 December 2017.



The Committee took evidence on the Bill on

  • 21 September
  • 28 September
  • 5 October
  • 26 October

The deadline for the completion of Stage 1 of the Bill's scrutiny is 1 December.


Stage 1 public call for written evidence

On Friday 23 June 2017, the EHRiC Committee launched its call for evidence as part of its Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill. All interested parties are invited to make a written submission to the Committee on the Bill. Read the Committee's call for evidence:

Written Evidence

Read the written evidence received



The Committee published its Stage 1 report on 20 November 2017.

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