BBC Scotland don’t wonder if SNP government played any part in achieving more than 50% female boards 3 years early!

In a typically grudging BBC Scotland report, we read

‘For the first time, more than half of all board members appointed to oversee public bodies in Scotland are women. A 50% target for female representation among non-executive board members by 2022 has been met early. The goal was set by legislation in March 2018 through the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act. Of 680 regulated ministerial appointments made to public boards, 341 were women – up from 45% in 2016. The achievement applies to health boards, enterprise agencies, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, colleges and universities. This encompasses 89 boards and women now make up half or more of the membership on 57 of them.’

Set by legislation eh? I wonder who was responsible for that? Surely it wasn’t that SNP Government was it? Well read on and in the 13th of 13 paragraphs you’ll find the Scottish Government gets a passing mention. SNP? Who? Noooo!

 

7 thoughts on “BBC Scotland don’t wonder if SNP government played any part in achieving more than 50% female boards 3 years early!

  1. gavin June 16, 2019 / 9:35 am

    “50% female boards”————–The BBC that operates in Scotland is 99.9% white.
    Perhaps it thinks ethnic diversity is having large numbers of non-Scots working for it……because ……..it has a very limited number of actual Scots working for it. Nor are its programs especially “Scottish” in terms of culture, politics, history, sport or anything else.
    When Radio Scotland was launched on a tiny budget, its journalists strived for quality, to the point it won Radio station of the year. Now listen to it. It has degraded its output to the equivalent of aural wallpaper. No ambition. No journalistic achievements. No quality. Shabby bias. It has morphed into a kind of Radio North Britain where “Scotland” has been side-lined, and Scots play a decreasing part of its output.
    5 million people yet few of them are asked to lent any knowledge or expertise to news/current affairs programs.

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    • ArtyHetty June 17, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Your point? Won’t give clickbait to the pretendy lefty anti Scotland The Grauniad.

      by the way, money wasted, via Labours’ PFI in Scotland runs into literally £BILLIONS. They plunged Scotalnd’s councils into massive massive debt for the next 20-30 years, and even then the NHS will not ‘own’ the hospitals far as I know!

      Scotland has been stolen from, kept poor, treated with nothing but comtempt by the English colonialists at WM and by their minions IN Scotland, ( some who lanaded lordships and take £300+ a day FROM the public purse, for er life!) since the Scottish parliament reconvened, Scotland has more to worry about than a few painted lines on the roads for cyclists!

      Scotland is an occupied territory.

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  2. Ludo Thierry June 18, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Hi John and Co. – further good news from the news.gov.scot site which is unlikely to be much reported on the NOTIONAL broadcaster. Note the sustained trends since 2009-10 to the present in reducing the gap between the most and the least deprived communities. (This reduction in the deprivation gap mirrors the period of SNP Scottish Govt – I wonder if beeb will manage to notice that bit?) Link and snippets below:

    https://news.gov.scot/news/record-high-for-young-people-in-positive-destinations

    Deprivation gap in school leavers at lowest ever.

    The proportion of young people who enter work, training or further study within nine months of leaving school is now the highest on record.

    Official statistics published today show that 93.2% of school pupils had a positive destination nine months after leaving school.

    (Compared to the previous school leaver cohort (2016/17) there was an increase in the proportion of leavers in Higher Education, from 38.3% to 39.0%. The proportion in employment was 28.3% for 2017/18 school leavers which has remained the same since 2016/17).

    At the same time, the gap between young people from the most and least deprived communities entering into work, training or study is at its lowest ever, and has more than halved since 2009-10.

    The proportion of looked-after children entering further and higher education is now also at a record high. The proportion of looked-after young people in positive destinations nine months after leaving school has increased to 76% over the past five years.

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “I am also particularly pleased to see the proportion of looked-after children entering further and higher education at a record high – this is real progress and shows the action we are taking to close the poverty related attainment gap in Scotland is working.”

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