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Committee demands Ministerial leadership on Gypsy/Travellers, 26/03/13 [S]

Ministerial leadership and a national public awareness campaign to deter discrimination against Gypsy/Travellers have been demanded by the Equal Opportunities Committee.

The Where Gypsy/Travellers Live inquiry highlights the sheer frustration felt by both the community and the Committee that the same issues and recommendations raised by the Committee’s predecessor in 2001 remain unresolved.

The Equal Opportunities Committee believes that addressing discrimination at a national and community level is the only way to break down the persistent barriers to site development and help Gypsy/Travellers get the full access to healthcare, education and employment that they desperately require.
The Committee will review responses from the Scottish Government and COSLA to both this report and the Gypsy/Travellers and Care report before July 2013.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Where Gypsy/Travellers Live - Equal Opportunities Committee Inquiry, March 2013
News release