COMMONS

Ministers questioned on inequalities faced by Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities

09 January 2019

The Women and Equalities Committee questions ministers from three Government Departments about the inequalities experienced by Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities. This is the final evidence session of the inquiry.

Purpose of the session

Areas likely to be covered include:

  • Who holds responsibility for various aspects of Gypsy Roma and Traveller welfare
  • Whether the ministerial working group commitments in 2012 are still relevant in ministerial thinking
  • Whether there is any joined-up strategising across departments to try to tackle inequalities, especially in light of the Race Disparity Audit
  • Whether changes in policy in various areas have been have been having any significant impact on the lives of Gypsy Roma and Traveller people
  • How data collection can be improved and what ministers plan to do to implement necessary changes.

Witnesses

Wednesday 9 January, Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.50am

  • Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department of Health)
  • Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Education)

Further information

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