To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many frontline staff the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (a) employs and (b) will employ after the new organisational design has been implemented in Scotland.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an arm's length body; the following is based on information it has provided.
The EHRC currently employs eight staff in Scotland that work directly on its helpline. The EHRC employs a further 27 staff in Scotland; many of these individuals have direct contact with external organisations and individuals as part of their day-to-day responsibilities.
The number of staff who will be employed in Scotland after the new organisational design has been implemented will be determined by the EHRC in due course, as a result of ongoing work and consultations.