6.1 The consultation will last until Friday 15 January 2010. Following the consultation, Scottish Government officials will analyse the responses. We then intend to publish a response to the consultation, setting out what people thought of our plans. The consultation will inform our drafting of regulations.
6.2 We will then consult on the draft regulations. We expect the Scottish specific duties to commence in 2011.
6.3 The Equality and Human Rights Commission will also consult on its draft statutory code of practice, which it aims to be in place before the duties commence.