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Women and Equalities Committee
Report and Government Response published.
The Committee continued the inquiry from the previous Parliament, taking forward the evidence it received before the General Election in 2017.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people have the worst outcomes of any ethnic group across a huge range of areas, including education, health, employment, criminal justice and hate crime.
The report of this two year inquiry makes 49 recommendations for change.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people are the most disadvantaged ethnic groups in the UK. On average, they have a shorter life expectancy than the rest of the population, poor educational outcomes and often face hostility and discrimination from others in society.
In 2012 a ministerial working group published 28 commitments for tackling inequalities faced by Gypsies and Travellers (PDF 208 KB). This inquiry will look at the impact of those commitments and what progress has been made in achieving them, the effectiveness of policy-making and implementation for these groups more generally, and how the Government can tackle such continuing inequalities.
Evidence given by Win Lawlor, Deputy Director, Irish Community Care, Kim White OBE, former police constable, Kent Police, and Janie Codona MBE, Manager, One Voice 4 Travellers