Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

As part of the Programme for Government 2018-19, the First Minister recently announced that the Scottish Government will introduce a Bill to allow National Records of Scotland to ask voluntary questions on sexual orientation and transgender status/history in the 2021 census and future censuses.

The Bill has now been introduced to the Scottish Parliament  (link to Scottish Parliament website). Further information on the Bill can be found on our Legislation page.

Further details on proposals for how the census will be conducted and the questions it may ask were published last week in the ‘Plans for Scotland’s Census 2021’ report.