APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma

The APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma provides a forum for parliamentarians concerned about issues facing Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities and seeks to address these issues and challenge inequalities.

The APPG has two co-chairs, Mary Kelly Foy MP for Durham and Baroness Janet Whitaker, as well as around 50 other interested and active members. The APPG has identified a number of issues they are looking to address, including:

  • Ensuring the impact on Gypsies and Travellers is highlighted in ongoing debates relating to encampments;
  • Working to ensure Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are included in the Government’s planning to address race disparity, including the development of a specific Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Strategy;
  • Highlighting the implications of Brexit on Roma communities in the UK;
  • Continuing to challenge inflammatory language used by parliamentarians.

As Secretariat, Friends, Families and Travellers will support and ensure members of the APPG are briefed on these issues.

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