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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (5 Nov 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Equality and Human Rights Commission report Gypsy and Traveller sites: the revised planning definition's impact on assessing accommodation needs, published on 13 September.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism (10 Jul 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant legal recognition to humanist marriages; and if not, what are the reasons for not doing so.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ilois: Human Rights (20 Jun 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador for Human Rights will take to promote the human rights of people who were evicted from the Chagos Islands between 1968 and 1973.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty (15 May 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the communiqué from the government of Mauritius on 30 April that the UK’s actions over the Chagos Archipelago are “in flagrant disregard of the … conclusions of the International Court of Justice”; are “an affront to the rule of law”; and have perpetuated “a historically wrongful act vis-à-vis the forcibly...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children's Rights: Travellers (15 May 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to address the findings in the Children’s Rights Alliance for England report on the State of Children’s Rights in England in 2018, in particular in respect of the proportion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children deprived in three or more dimensions of deprivation compared to the proportion of all other children.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality (15 May 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government when the legislation implementing civil partnerships for opposite sex couples will come into effect.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Travellers (2 Apr 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to address concerns raised by the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, that Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities are frequently refused registration at GP practices.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Voluntary Schools: Teachers (2 Apr 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the negative impact new fully religiously selective voluntary-aided schools could have on employment opportunities for teachers without a religious faith.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Voluntary Schools (1 Apr 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will be taking to ensure that local authorities adhere to the duty to conduct a comprehensive equality impact assessment when deciding whether or not to approve applications to open new voluntary-aided faith schools which are legally permitted to select all of their pupils on religious grounds.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Voluntary Schools: Capital Investment (29 Mar 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether new religious schools established as a result of their new capital funding scheme and which are legally permitted to select all of their pupils on faith grounds will be encouraged to convert to academy status; and whether there will be a time restriction on when such schools are able to do so.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Travellers (11 Mar 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the eight key recommendations they plan to implement from the final report by Leeds GATE, the University of Dundee and the University of York Enhancing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples’ trust: using maternity and early years’ health services and dental health services as exemplars of mainstream service provision, published on 14 September 2018.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: Curriculum (1 Mar 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Ofsted's new criteria make their assessment of the role of the creative arts in the curriculum essential to educational establishments receiving a "good" report.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Travellers (26 Feb 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 4 February (HLWS1264), what action they will take to improve access for Gypsy, Traveller and  Roma young people to further and higher education.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bulgaria: Travellers (23 Jan 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bulgaria about (1) the demolition of Roma homes in Voivodinovo and other places with no offer of new housing, and (2) the adequacy of roads, water, sewage systems, and rubbish collection in Roma settlements in Bulgaria.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Travellers (23 Jan 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the commitment to address health inequalities in the NHS Long Term Plan, published on 10 January, what steps they intend to take to tackle the health inequalities experienced by members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (23 Jan 2019)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to raise awareness among local authorities and housing associations that the Affordable Homes Programme covers funding for Traveller sites; how many applications proposing Traveller sites have been made; and how many of those have been approved since April 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (13 Nov 2018)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Commission on Religious Education, Religion and Worldviews: the way forward. A national plan for RE, published in September; and whether they intend to provide a response to that report.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gulalai Ismail (6 Nov 2018)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Pakistan to restore the right to travel of Gulalai Ismail who was arrested on her return to Pakistan.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Census: Travellers (6 Nov 2018)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the next census in England and Wales will separate Gypsies and Travellers into two categories.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Technology: Travellers (6 Nov 2018)

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to respond to the report by Friends, Family and Travellers, Digital Exclusion in Gypsy and Traveller communities in the United Kingdom, published in September.


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