Activities

Picture of Kate Green speaking at the Roundtable for Brexit and Roma roundtable

The APPG promote the rights of and address inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities by hosting and attending events with community members and politicians; by corresponding with politicians and asking them to address issues experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in their activities; and by contributing to debates related to issues impacting Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the UK.

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Letter to the Archbishop of York regarding the General Synod commitments to address the challenges faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

8 October 2020 | Martin Docherty-Hughes and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister of State for Communities regarding protections for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities during Covid-19

30 September 2020 |  Martin Docherty-Hughes and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding their inquiry into the Government response to Covid-19 in relation to Gypsies, Roma Travellers

30 September 2020 |  Martin Docherty-Hughes and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Correspondents between the APPG and the Social Mobility Commission on the absence of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in their June 2020 research report 

7 July 2020 | Baroness Whitaker| Interim co-chairs of the Social Mobility Commission

Letter to the Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee regarding Government progress on its commitment to reduce the inequalities face by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers 

7 July 2020 | Lord Bourne and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister for Equalities regarding the Equality Hub work on COVID-19 disparities

24 June 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister for Equalities regarding the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities inquiry into race inequality

23 June 2020 | Lord Bourne, Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding the invisibility of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the Public Health England review; '‘Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19’ publication'

8 June 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister of State Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the needs of Roma during Covid-19

16 May 2020 | Lord Bourne, Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister of State for the Home Office and Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the Channel 4 Dispatches “The Truth about Traveller Crime” documentary 

12 May 2020 | Lord Bourne, Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Correspondence with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport regarding the Channel 4 Dispatches “The Truth about Traveller Crime” documentary

12 May 2020 | Letter from Lord Bourne, Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker | Letter from Minister of State for Media and DataLetter from Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker

Letter to Ofcom regarding the Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’ documentary episode ‘The Truth About Traveller Crime’

4 May 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Director of Programmes at Channel 4 regarding the ‘Dispatches’ documentary episode aired on Thursday 16th April 2020, ‘The Truth About Traveller Crime’.

23 April 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Chair of the Local Government Association asking what action they plan to take in response to Governments communication highlighting the needs of Gypsies and Travellers during Covid-19

17 April 2020 | Lord Bourne, Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the harmful portrayal of Gypsies and Travellers in the Channel 4 programme ‘The Truth About Traveller Crime’

17 April 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister for Local Government and Homelessness regarding support for Gypsies, Travellers and Boaters during the Covid-19 outbreak

30 March 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the safety of Gypsies, Travellers and Boaters during the Covid-19 outbreak

25 March 2020 | APPG members | View letter

Letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the proposed definition for Gypsies and Travellers in the London Plan Policy 

6 February 2020 |  Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Minister for Local Government and Homelessness, inviting him to meet with the APPG

5 February 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker

Letter to Shadow Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government, inviting him to meet with the APPG

5 February 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker

Letter to the Home Secretary regarding the consultation 'strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments' 

4 February 2020 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Leader of the Council for North East Lincolnshire Council regarding comments made by Councillor Jane Bramley, as reported in the Lincolnshire Reporter article of 23 October

29 October 2019 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter to the Secretary of State for the Home Department about the proposals to criminalise trespass, raising concerns about the impact on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers within the context of site shortages

29 October 2019 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter welcoming the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to his new post and inviting him to meet the APPG

19 August 2019 | Kate Green MP

Letter sent to the Prime Minister regarding the inclusion of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the Office for Tackling Injustices

17 July 2019 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letter

Letter sent to the Minister for Homelessness to challenge the discriminatory language she used when discussing the homeless and to raise wider issues of Gypsy and Traveller homelessness 

4 July 2019 | Kate Green MP | View the letter

Letter sent to the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health giving evidence on the inequalities experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in accessing healthcare

17 June 2019  | Sent by Kate Green MP

Correspondents between APPG and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding his statement about reviewing areas with ‘too high a concentration of authorised sites in one area.’

22 May 2019 | View the letters –  Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker James Brokenshire MP

Correspondents with the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government regarding  ‘Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments’ consultation

29 January 2019 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letters – Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker James Brokenshire MP |Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker

Correspondents with Jackie Doyle-Price regarding suicide prevention in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

4 December 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letters – Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker | Jackie Doyle-Price MP

Letter sent to the Local Government Association raising concerns about the Gypsy and Traveller Communities (Housing, Planning and Education) Bill presented to parliament by Andrew Selous MP 

28 November 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker

Letters sent to the Home Secretary and the Justice Secretary regarding the ‘Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments’ consultation

28 November 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letters – Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker | Rt Hon David Gauke MP Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP

Letter sent to Baroness Williams and Lord Bourne regarding the inclusion of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in the Hate Crime Action Plan

14 November 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letters – Kate Green and Baroness Whitaker Lord Bourne

Correspondence with Ministers regarding ethnic monitoring of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

8 November 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letters – Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker | Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP

Letter to the Foreign Office asking them to publicly condemn the actions of two political parties in Most, Czech Republic who used anti-Roma sentiment in their municipal election campaigns

11 October 2018 | Sent by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

Letter to Nadhim Zahawi, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families regarding Settled Status fees for Roma children

5 October 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker| View the letters – Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker | Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP

Letter of complaint submitted to Conor Burns MP raising concerns about his use of language when referring to Travellers and sites

30 August 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker

Correspondence with Rt Hon Caroline Stokes MP, Minster of State for Immigration regarding concerns around applying for Settled Status as laid out in the Statement of Intent

29 August 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker | View the letters – Kate Green MP and Baronness Janet Whitaker |  Rt Hon Caroline Stokes MP

Letter of request to the Minister of State for Housing to meet with the APPG on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma regarding site provision for Gypsies and Travellers

25 July 2018 | Sent by Kate Green MP and Baroness Whitaker

Letter of complaint submitted to Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom, Leader of the House of Commons, regarding her dehumanising description of Travellers as a ‘problem’ in the Business Statement on 21 June

27 June 2018 | Sent by Baroness Whitaker and Kate Green MP | View Business Statement

Letter of complaint submitted to Ian Liddell-Grainger MP regarding his offensive and discriminatory description of Travellers as ‘invading’ Taunton in the Business Statement on 21 June

27 June 2018 | Sent by Baroness Whittaker and Kate Green MP | View Business Statement

Letter to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government about the unauthorised development and encampments consultation

15 June 2018 | Sent by Baroness Whitaker and Kate Green MP

Letter to the Planning Policy Consultation Team about the National Planning Policy Framework concerning Gypsy and Traveller sites

10 May 2018 | Sent by Baroness Whitaker and Kate Green MP | View the letter

Letter to Ranil Jaywardena MP about unauthorised encampments in his constituency

09 May 2018 | Sent by Baroness Whitaker and Kate Green MP | View the letter

Parliamentary question to the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government on assistance for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities while national Covid-19 restrictions are in place

9 November 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Members raised concerns in the House of Lords regarding the disparate impact of Covid-19 on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

27 October 2020 | Baroness Whitaker 

Members participated in a Parliamentary debate on the national curriculum, emphasising the importance of using diverse teaching resources relevant to Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

21 October 2020 | Lord Woolley

Members participated in a Parliamentary debate on the Immigration Bill and raised concerns about a digital only system for Roma, voting for amendments

5 October 2020 | Lord Alton | Lord Judd | Baroness Whitaker

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asking for a response to the findings of the Gypsy and Traveller suicide prevention report by Friends Families and Travellers

2 October 2020 | Asked by John McDonnell MP | View question | View report

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care on the findings of the Gypsy and Traveller suicide prevention report by Friends Families and Travellers

28 September 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question  | View report

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on the impact of school closures on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils

24 September 2020 | Asked by Nadia Whittome | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education asking how they will ensure Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils benefit from the National Tutoring Program

24 September 2020 | Asked by Nadia Whittome | View question

Members raised concerns in Parliament about the impact of the Immigration Bill on Roma 

14-15 September 2020 | Lord Alton | View contributions | Baroness Whitaker |  View contributions | Baroness Lister | View contributions

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Justice on how the situation of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities will be taken into account in the Royal Commission on criminal justice

20 July 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on what plans they have to mark Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on 2 August

20 July 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Justice on rectifying the absence of GypsiesRoma and Travellers from official monitoring systems across the criminal justice system

6 July 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department for Education on the inclusion of Roma and Travellers’ history in school curricula and teaching materials

6 July 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question 

Janet Whitaker raised concerns about the mental health of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers during a parliamentary debate on Covid-19 and mental health

1 July 2020 | Baroness Whitaker | View debate

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on what progress they have made on the development of a cross-Government strategy to tackle inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

30 June 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Home Office on Roma and applications for naturalisation

29 June 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on the recommendations of the report by the Social Mobility Commission Apprenticeships and social mobility: fulfilling potential

29 June 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Home Office regarding Sir Mark Rowley’s review of the adequacy of hate crime legislation

10 June 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care regarding health risks faced by Gypsies and Travellers living on sites without amenities during the Covid-19 pandemic

2 June 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking steps they are taking to ensure local authorities reach roadside Gypsies and Travellers

2 June 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding support for Roma rough sleepers

2 June 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking how Public Health England plans to capture evidence on the Covid-19 outcomes for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, whose ethnic categories are not part of the NHS Data Dictionary

1 June 2020 | Asked by Gill Furniss MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking if the Government have included Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in their assessments of the effects of the Covid-19 on BAME individuals

19 May 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker  | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care regarding the high number of Roma and Travellers who have tested positive for Covid-19 and plans to set up testing centres in the UK

14 May 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking when health guidance for members of Gypsy, Traveller and Boater communities will be published

13 May 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care , what recent assessment he has made of the rate of (a) infection and (b) death from covid-19 within the Roma community

12 May 2020 | Asked by Gill Furniss | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the establishment of a task force on challenges experienced by Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

12 May 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking what steps they are taking to protect public health in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 May 2020 | Asked by Lord Alton | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking what discussions they have had with members of the Gypsy and Traveller community concerning the COVID-19 pandemic

23 April 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking what steps they are taking to ensure that all Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have access to basic utilities, water and sanitation during the COVID-19 pandemic

21 April 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care on what health advice has been provided to those living on boats during the COVID-19 pandemic

21 April 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking what steps they are taking to ensure there is protection from eviction for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

25 March 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on support for people living on the waterways during the covid-19 outbreak

19 March 2020 | Asked by Caroline Lucas MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Friends Families and Travellers 2020 report entitled No place to stop: Research on the five year supply of deliverable Gypsy and Traveller sites in the South East of England

12 March 2020 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the roundtable report entitled Challenging and improving planning policy for Gypsies and Travellers from the all-party parliamentary group on Gypsies Travellers and Roma

12 March 2020 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on what assessment they have made of the rise in number of Irish Traveller, Gypsy and Roma children being looked after in care in the last 10 years

11 March 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on what assessment they have made of the report by the Traveller Movement 'Barriers in education, young Travellers in London'

11 March 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on the implications of the judgment in Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Bromley v Persons Unknown and Others [2020] EWCA Civ 12. on her Department's plans to criminalise trespass

10 March 2020 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Church Commissioners on the progress of making Church land available for Gypsy and Traveller sites and other plans to tackle racism and discrimination

10 March 2020 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Home Office asking why the Equality Impact Assessment was not included in the consultation Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments

4 March 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on accessibility for disabled residents of and visitors to Traveller sites

4 March 2020 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question 

Parliamentary question the Secretary of State for Education on improving teaching of the Roma Holocaust in schools

27 February 2020 | Asked by Alex Sobel MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on what funding they have committed to improving the life chances of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

27 February 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social care on what steps the department are taking to reduce discrepancies in life expectancy between Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

27 February 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on what the department are doing to tackle hate crimes against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

27 February  2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question 

Janet Whitaker secured a debate in the House of Lords on the inequalities experienced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities 

25 February 2020 | APPG members | View the transcript 

Parliamentary questions to the Home Office on the consultation to criminalise trespass

30 January 2020 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | HL1230 | HL1231 | HL1232

APPG members participated in a parliamentary debate on planning polices for Gypsies and Travellers

29 January 2020 | Andy Slaughter MP (a) | Andy Slaughter MP (b) |Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (a) | Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (b) | Kate Green MP (a) | Kate Green MP (b)

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on hate crime legislation to give specific protection to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

14 January 2020| Asked by Lord Bourne | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on improving Gypsy, Roma and Traveller participation in public bodies

7 January 2020 | Asked by Lord Bourne | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Equality and Human Rights Commission report 'Gypsy and Traveller sites: the revised planning definition's impact on assessing accommodation needs'

24 October 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question 

Parliamentary questions to the Home Office on the allocation of funding to voluntary organisations to support vulnerable EU nationals applying to the EU Settlement Scheme

22 October 2019| Asked by Kate Green MP |3629 | 3630 | 3632 | 3633

Kate Green requested a debate on problematic language used by politicians to discuss issues relating to Gypsies and Travellers 

25 July 2019 | Kate Green MP | Watch the video

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on what steps they are taking to safeguard against off-loading of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children within the school system

12 June 2019 | Asked by Lord Judd | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on strategies to ensure Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture is embedded within the school system

12 June 2019 | Asked by Lord Judd | View question

Parliamentary question to Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in Krakow

12 June 2019 | Asked by Lord Judd | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on ensuring GP practices register patients with no ID or proof of address

7 May 2019 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question the Department of Education on the Children’s Rights Alliance for England report on the State of Children’s Rights in England in 2018, in relation to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children

30 April 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Home Department asking what steps his Department is taking during that review to assess the effect of criminalising the act of trespassing when setting up an unauthorised encampment on compliance with legislation on the rights of the child

18 April 2019 | Asked by Laura Pidcock | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Home Department on what steps the Department is taking to give due consideration to the Public Sector Equality Duty in terms of the effect on Gypsy and Traveller communities during the review into how to criminalise the act of trespassing when setting up an unauthorised encampment

11 April 2019 | Asked by Alex Sobel MP | View question

Parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, asking what (a) the number of (i) police forces and (ii) police representative bodies that responded to that consultation and (b) how many of those responses favoured the criminalisation of unauthorised encampments

8 April 2019 | Asked by Kate Green MP | 242130|237682

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on, what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Women and Equalities Committee report Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities 

5 April 2019 | Asked by Gill Furniss MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on their response to the findings of the Friends Families and Travellers’ report entitled ‘No room at the Inn’

2 April 2019 | Asked by Neil Coyle MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asking what steps have been taken to address concerns raised by a number of United Nations Human Rights Committees that Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities are frequently refused registration at GP practices

21 March 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care asking what steps he is taking to improve access to primary care for (a) Gypsies and Travellers, (b) homeless people, (c) vulnerable migrants and (d) people in contact with the criminal justice system

21 March 2019 | Asked by Kate Green MP| View question

Parliamentary question to the Home Department on the review of the criminalisation of trespass when setting up an encampment and engagement with members of Gypsy and Traveller communities

12 March 2019 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care on their assessment of recommendations made in the report on improving mainstream health service provision for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, published on 14 September 2018

26 February 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education on what action they will take to improve access for Gypsy, Traveller and  Roma young people to further and higher education.

14 February 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office asking what representations they have made to the government of Bulgaria about the inequalities suffered by Roma in Bulgaria

16 January 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Minister for the Cabinet Office asking whether Roma will be identified as a specific community in need of supported participation in the 2021 census

10 January 2019 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Minister for the Cabinet Office asking whether Gypsy and Irish Traveller communities have been identified as specific communities in need of supported participation with the 2021 census

10 January 2019 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking what steps they intend to take to tackle the health inequalities experienced by members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

10 January 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking about the take up of grants to build traveller sites under Affordable Homes Programme since April 2016

10 January 2019 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education asking why the review of school exclusion report was not released by their deadline of the end of 2018; and when they intend to publish that report

9 January 2019 | Asked by the Lord Bishop of Ely | View question

Parliamentary question Department of Education asking what steps they are taking to ensure that educational institutions improve the standard of reading among GypsiesRoma and Travellers aged 6–7

9 January 2019 | Asked by the Lord Bishop of Ely | View question

Parliamentary question to Department of Education asking what steps they are taking to ensure that educational institutions improve attainment at GCSE level for GypsiesRoma and Travellers

9 January 2019 | Asked by the Lord Bishop of Ely | View question

Parliamentary question the Home Department on what steps he is taking to fully to assess the effect on children of the eviction of Gypsy and Traveller communities in his consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development

17 December 2018 | Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP | View question 

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on compliance with key international human rights treaties during the departments consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development.

17 December 2018 | Asked by Alex Sobel MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Justice on what steps he is taking to protect the rights of GypsiesTravellers and Roma in his Department’s response to the consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development

11 December 2018 | Asked by Caroline Lucas MP| View question

Parliamentary question the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on what steps he has taken to implement the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s recommendation that local authorities in England should have a duty to provide sufficient safe and adequate sites for Gypsies and Traveller

3 December 2018 | Asked by Sandy Martin MP | View question

Oral Question to the Immigration Minister regarding support for Roma UK residents who need to apply for Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme

3 December 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | Watch video link

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, asking what steps he is taking to give due consideration to the Public Sector Equality Duty in his response to the consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments

29 November 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on EU Settlement Schemegrant funding support for smaller community groups

13 November 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what steps he plans to take to ensure that EU Settlement Scheme grant funding reaches Roma communities 

13 November 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on testing of settled status applications which includes testing with Roma applicants

13 November 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View question

Parliamentary questions to the Department of Health and Social Care on ethnic monitoring for Gypsies and Travellers within the NHS

24 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View questions – HL11014 | HL11015

Parliamentary question to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on how they plan to provide sufficient Gypsy and Traveller sites to meet the recommendations of multiple international human rights treaties

24 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Cabinet Office asking when they will adopt the same ethnicity categories used in the Census across Government departments; and whether this will include specific categories for Gypsies and Irish Travellers

24 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Lister | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Justice on what conclusions the Race and Ethnicity Board has reached on how best to engage the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

23 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care on training for Clinical Commissioning Groups about Gypsy, Roma and Traveller issues in general, and with regard to dementia in particular

23 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on what steps they are taking to combat online hate crime and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

23 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care on what information about Gypsies, Travellers and Roma community is available from the NHS’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme

23 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Cabinet Office asking whether the next census in England and Wales will separate Gypsies and Travellers into two categories

23 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on regarding the report by Friends, Family and Travellers, Digital Exclusion in Gypsy and Traveller communities in the United Kingdom

23 October 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whitaker | View question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on what steps the NHS plans to take to tackle barriers to access to primary care for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the long term plan for the NHS

16 October 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to (a) replace the current definition of Gypsies and Travellers in the Government’s policy paper and (b) reintroduce the duty on local authorities to provide sites for Gypsies and Travellers

11 September 2018 | Asked by Andy Slaughter MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to (a) address the national shortage of refuge space for women who are fleeing domestic violence and (b) ensure that women are not refused refuge because there is not sufficient room for their children.

11 September 2018 | Asked by Andy Slaughter MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on enabling their customers to access the NHS Digital website without incurring a mobile data usage charge.

24 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department for Work and Pensions asking if they conduct ethnic monitoring of social security benefits, including Universal Credit; and if so, whether this system collects data on the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

20 July 2018 | Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett | View the question 

Parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for Education about the high rates of permanent and fixed-period exclusions among Gypsies and Travellers compared with the general population

19 July 2018 | Asked by Tulip Siddiq MP | View the questions – 166230 | 166231

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking what monitoring they undertake or evidence they collect in relation to the impact of racism on the mental health and well-being of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma people

17 July 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking what evidence they collect in the UK in relation to suicide rates among Gypsy, Traveller and Roma residents

17 July 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care on what data they collect in relation to the diagnosed mental health status, and self-harm and suicide rates among self-identifying Gypsies and Travellers within the secure estate; and how such recorded data compares with that of other ethnic groups

17 July 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question 

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Race Disparity Audit in relation to accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers and the Government review, Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

12 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Oral question submitted during House of Commons debate regarding the treatment of Roma with no fixed abode and those without residents cards

12 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the debate

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on what steps his Department has taken to ensure that Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travellers are not discriminated against in licensed premises

5 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding the June 2018 Traveller Movement report, Policing by consent: understanding and improving relations between Gypsies, Roma, Irish Travellers and the police

5 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on promoting a positive relationship between the police and the Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller communities

5 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring a safe working environment for Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller police officers and staff

5 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ethnic monitoring of Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travellers in the police force

5 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the questions – 161153 | 161150

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what guidance his Department issues to police forces on their engagement with Romani Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travellers

5 July 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department for Work and Pensions asking for data on the number of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers that have been allowed to set up and manage their Universal Credit claim via telephone or face-to-face

4 July 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding racist hate speech and other abusive incidents targeted at the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities.

4 July 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the House of Commons asking how the House can condemn Italy’s systematic victimisation of Roma communities in their country

20 June 2018 | Asked by Martin Docherty MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Work and Pensions asking what assessment they have made of the impact of the rollout of Universal Credit on the Gypsy and Traveller communities, particularly in relation to the reliance on digital access

19 June 2018 | Asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the lack of teachers from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities and the over-representation of GRT children in secure training centres

13 June 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Foreign Commonwealth Office on the UK’s request for action to ensure that individuals from Ukraine’s Roma community are afforded full and equal treatment and protection

13 June 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Minister for Immigration asking whether the new process to apply for settled status in the UK is accessible to non-UK EU citizens

04 June 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Oral question to the Cabinet Office asking what steps they are taking to ensure that people with no fixed address are able to vote

16 May 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education asking what steps are being taken to protect Gypsy Roma and Traveller children from bullying in education

16 May 2018 | Asked by Baroness Whittaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Justice asking whether rehabilitation strategies are in place for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers leaving prison

11 May 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government asking whether Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities will be involved in the consultation for ‘tougher powers’ on unauthorised encampments

2 May 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Education asking whether funding could be reintroduced for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

1 May 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Justice about the availability and participation in vocational training for Gypsies and Travellers in prison

30 April 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Justice about the availability and participation in vocational training for Gypsies and Travellers in prison

30 April 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Attorney General about the use of 2011 Census data on Gypsies and Travellers in their ethnic monitoring activities

13 April 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View questions – 135764 | 135787 | 135786 | 135765

Parliamentary question to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking how they plan to follow up with UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recommendations to develop a comprehensive Roma Integration Strategy

28 March 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking what mechanisms will be in place after Brexit to take the place of the EU Roma Integration Strategy to improve the life outcomes of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

27 March 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Department of Health and Social Care asking about ethnic monitoring of Gypsies and Travellers in the National Health Service

27 March 2018 | Asked by Baroness Janet Whitaker | View the question

Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government asking if local authorities in England will be required to include specific data on the number of Gypsy sites in their Housing Delivery Tests

13 March 2018 | Asked by Kate Green MP | View the question

All Party Parliamentary Group and Roma Support Group online event to discuss the impact of the EU Settlement Scheme on Roma communities in the UK

17 November 2020 | Held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma | View Agenda | View EUSS and Roma communities briefing | Watch event

Members spoke at the Westminster briefing ‘Planning for Traveller Sites and Managing Unauthorised Encampments in Your Local Area’ making recommendations to improve site provision

11 November 2020 | Baroness Bakewell

Meeting with Bambos Charalambous Shadow Minister Hate Crime, to discuss anti-Gypsyism

15 July 2020 | Baroness Whitaker

Meeting with representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and National Catholic Chaplain for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Communities

14 May 2020 | Kate Green MP

Briefing on the Home Office proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments and the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma All Party Parliamentary Group Inaugural Meeting

22 January 2020 | Meeting in Parliament | View Agenda

Roundtable event on challenging and improving planning policy and Gypsy Traveller and Roma All Party Parliamentary Group Annual General Meeting

17 October 2019 | Meeting in Parliament | View Planning Policy Report

Meeting with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the cross-departmental strategy to tackle inequalities. 

26 June 2019 | Meeting in Parliament

Westminster Briefing about Planning for Traveller Sites and Managing Unauthorised Development & Encampments

6 June 2019 | Kate Green MP co-presented at the conference with Romany activist Joe Jones | View agenda

Meeting with Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department of Health and Social Care to discuss the health inequalities face by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

9 May 2019 | Meeting in Parliament

Meeting with Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Diversity Lead and National Police Chief Council representative to discuss police perspectives on the review of unauthorised encampments and unauthorised developments

24 April 2019 | Meeting in Parliament

Meeting with the Shadow Minister for Policing to discuss the Government’s response regarding possible changes to police powers

24 April 2019 | Meeting in Parliament

All Party Parliamentary Group met with the Housing Minister to discuss consultation on ‘Powers for dealing with unauthorised
development and encampments’

12 November 2018 | Attended by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

All Party Parliamentary Group hosted the launch of Traveller Movement ‘Policing by consent’ report

24 October 2018 | Report launch by Traveller Movement, chaired by Kate Green MP

Meeting with Irish Minister Stanton, the Minister for Equality and Justice in Ireland to discuss the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy

10 September 2018 | Attended by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

10 September 2018 | Attended by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

Roundtable event discussing the implications of Brexit on Roma communities living in the UK, chaired by Kate Green MP

11 July 2018| Held by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma & Migration | View the resources

APPG meeting in the House of Commons on how to address bullying faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils 

13 June 2018 | Attended by APPG on Gypsies, Travellers and Roma and APPG on Bullying

APPG members supported the Catholic Church’s Early Day Motion on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities for Racial Justice Sunday

28 January 2020 | View Early Day Motion

The APPG comments on Clare Foges Times article “Travellers can’t always play the racism card”

24 June 2019 | Kate Green MP and Baroness Janet Whitaker

The Guardian published article “UK politicians accused of racist rhetoric against Travellers”. The article also covers the use of borough-wide injunction orders to criminalise Gypsy and Traveller families with no place to go

14 May 2019 | View the article

The APPG published an article in the Parliament Magazine challenging the use of racist rhetoric against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers among parliamentarians  

13 May 2019 |Written by Kate Green MP | ‘The House’ Parliament’s Magazine 

The APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma address the statement made to parliament from James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the government response to the consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised encampments

11 February 2019 | View press release.

APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma views on the Home Secretary’s written statement on ‘Improving the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised encampments’

8 February 2019 | View press release.

Early Day Motion tabled in response to statements of the Foreign Minister of Italy regarding deporting en-masse the Roma community of Italy 

20 June 2018 | Tabled by Martin Docherty MP | View the Early Day Motion

Kate Green speaks on BBC radio 5 Live about the continued prejudice of Traveller communities

05 June 2018 | Kate Green MP speaking to Nihal Arthanayake | Listen to the interview

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