Parliamentary Questions

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, and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that census liaison staff reach those communities.

10 January | 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; and what steps he plans to put in place to ensure census liaison staff reach those communities.

10 January | 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 Scheme grant 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 Her Majesty’s Government on ethnic monitoring for Gypsies and Travellers within the NHS

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

Parliamentary question to Her Majesty’s 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 Her Majesty’s Government, 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Planning policy for Traveller sites with the definition in the Housing Act 2004 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 – 161153161150

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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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 Her Majesty’s Government on the assessment of 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 Her Majesty’s Government 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

Parliamentary Question to Her Majesty’s Government on 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 Under Secretary of State asking whether 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 Minister of State for Courts and 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 written 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

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

Parliamentary Question written to the Secretary of Education asking whether funding could be reintroduced for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month

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

Parliamentary Question written 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 written 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 written 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 written to Her Majesty’s 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 written to Her Majesty’s 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 written to Her Majesty’s Government 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 asking the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government 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

Last updated Jan 11, 2019

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