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Equal Opportunities Written Answer, 14/07/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to John Park's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what information, advice and guidance is made available to (a) young people, (b) parents, (c) adults seeking retraining or employment, (d) careers and advisory services in schools and colleges and (e) employers to challenge gender stereotyping and tackle occupational segregation.

Equality Bill, 11/06/09 [E/S/W]
Third Committee Day in the House of Commons for the Equality Bill on 11 June 2009.

Equal Opportunities Committee considers UK Equality Bill, 09/06/09 [S]
During its meeting of 9 June 2009 the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee took evidence on the the legislative consent memorandum on the United Kingdom Government's Equality Bill.

Equality Bill, 27/04/09 [E/S/W]
The Equality Bill has received its first reading in the House of Commons. This is a consolidation Bill meant to harmonise existing discrimination law.

Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill Debate, 12/02/09 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 12 February 2009 MSPs debated the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. The debate was opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill.

Justice Committee takes evidence on Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill, 11/11/08 [S]
During its meeting of 11 November 2008 the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee took evidence on the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill on the issue of consensual sexual behaviour between older children.

Curriculum Written Answer, 07/11/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jamie McGrigor's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a more diverse vocational curriculum for male and female students, with a view to higher rates of male and female school leavers entering higher education, further education, employment, voluntary work or training.

School Leavers Written Answer, 06/11/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jamie McGrigor's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive, in light of evidence of (a) a higher proportion of female than male school leavers entering higher and further education and (b) a higher proportion of male than female school leavers being unemployed, what plans it has to improve the quality of careers advice in schools to address this gender disparity.

Equal Opportunities Committee considers Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill, 04/11/08 [S]
During its meeting of 4 November 2008 the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee took evidence on whether gender should be included as an aggravation in the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill.

Focus on gender, 26/09/08 [E/NI/S/W]
This National Statisitcs Publication provides an insight into the differences between the sexes in contemporary UK society.