Consultation Submissions

Here we publish our submissions to Scottish and UK Government consultations, as well as any other consultations we feel it’s important for our voices to be heard.


UK Government
Toilet provision for men and women

Date: 25 February 2021


Scottish Government
Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

Date: 22 February 2021


Scottish Government
Sex and Gender in Data Working Group: Feedback on Draft Guidance
Date: 12 February 2021
Additional information: Also a blog post


UK Government
Law Commission: Hate Crime
Date: 24 December 2021


Scottish Government
Challenging Men’s Demand for Prostitution
Date: 10 December 2020


Parliament of Canada
Federal Bill C-6 Conversion Therapy
Date: 06 December 2020


Scottish Government
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill
Date: 16 October 2020


Scottish Government
Post-legislative Scrutiny: The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

Date: 14 August 2020


Scottish Government
Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

Date: 19 July 2020
Additional information:
– 20 November 2020 Supplementary Evidence
– 24 November 2020 Susan Smith, FWS giving evidence to the Justice Committee (Official Report and Video)
– 30 November 2020 Supplementary Evidence
– 16 February 2021 Supplementary Evidence


Scottish Government
Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

Date: 26 June 2020 Letter to Health and Sport Committee
Additional information:
– Several blog posts
– 10 December 2020 Stage 3 Debate and Vote (Official Report and Video)


Scottish Government
Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: A Consultation

Date: 17 March 2020
Additional information: Also a blog post


Scottish Human Rights Commission
Scotland’s second National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP2)

Date: 16 December 2019


National Advisory Council on Women and Girls
September 2019 Spotlight on Sport

Date: 24 September 2019


Scottish Rugby
Transgender Policy: Non-Binary Players

Date: 31 August 2019


Scottish Government: Equalities and Human Rights Committee
Draft Budget Scrutiny 2020-21: Call for Views

Date: 23 August 2019
Additional information: 26 September 2019 Susan Smith, FWS giving evidence to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee (Official Report and Video)


Scottish Government
Consultation on Implementation of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018

Date: 04 August 2019


Scottish Government
Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

Date: 24 February 2019


Scottish Government: Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee
Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Call for Views

Date: 23 November 2018
Additional information: 06 December 2018 Susan Smith, FWS giving evidence to the CTEEA Committee (Official Report and Video)