– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 18th February 2003.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-33843

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33055 by Hugh Henry on 5 February 2003, whether it has ever established a working group on discrimination and whether it intends to set one up.

Photo of Hugh Henry Hugh Henry Labour

The Executive does not have a single working group on discrimination. However, we have established a number of working groups which have considered aspects of discrimination for particular groups. For example, the Race Equality Advisory Forum considered issues of discrimination for minority ethnic communities in Scotland; we have established a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health discussion forum which is considering access to primary health care for LGBT people, and we recently announced the creation of a new independent group to examine what more the Executive should do to improve opportunities for women.

In addition, the Executive is in regular contact with a range of minority groups and equality organisations.

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