– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 2nd December 2009.

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Photo of Jim Tolson Jim Tolson Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-29194

To ask the Scottish Executive what ethnic groups were consulted in the drafting of the draft 2008 census form.

Photo of Jim Mather Jim Mather Scottish National Party

During the extended period of consultation which led up to the publication in July 2008 of the proposed question about ethnicity for use in the next census and in other Scottish surveys, the following groups were contacted:

African’s Women’s Group Scotland (Aberdeen branch)

Asylum Seeker/Refugee Network

Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Black Community Development Project

Black Information Link

Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure In Scotland

Black HIV-AIDS Network

British Sikh Federation

Central Scotland Racial Equality Council

Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland

Centre for Research into Socially Inclusive Services

Council of British Pakistanis (Scotland)

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations in Scotland

Edinburgh and Lothian Racial Equality Council

Edinburgh Inter Faith Association

Equal in Scotland

Equal Opportunities Commission

Equality Network

Ethnic Enable

Ethnic Minority Advocacy Service

Ethnic Minority Enterprise Centre

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre

Fife Arabic Society

Fife African and Caribbean Association

Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance

Grampian Racial Equality Council

Gypsy Traveller Network

Gypsy Traveller Women in Scotland

Gypsy Traveller Community Development Project

Hindu Youth UK

Indian Muslin Federation

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Kurdish Cultural Association

Muslim Welfare House

Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

National Development Agency for the Black Voluntary Sector

National Resource Centre for Ethnic Minorities

Pakistan Association

Pakistan Society


Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

Scottish Inter Faith Council

Scottish Refugee Council

South Asian Development Partnership

STUC Black Workers’ Committee

The Association of Nigerians in the Grampian Region

The East African Network

The Ligali Organisation

The Scottish Gypsy Traveller Association

The Scottish Inter Faith Council

Traveller Education and Information Project

UNISON Black Members Committee

West of Scotland Racial Equality Council

World Sikh Foundation (Sikh Cultural Society of Great Britain).

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