Treasury: Travellers

Treasury written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General of 2 November 2016, Official Report, column 879, what progress his Department has made in using the 2011 census classifications that differentiate Gypsies and Travellers.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Race Disparity Audit website displays data where possible using the Census 2011 ethnic categories, which includes Gypsy or Irish Traveller. The Treasury is not one of the departments that has supplied any of this data to the audit but other departments have done so in respect to the public services for which they have responsibilities.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Race Disparity Unit work closely together to further progress the harmonisation of ethnicity data across the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and to improve the coverage of ethnic groups including Gypsy, Roma and Travellers.

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