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Ethnic Groups

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th September 2018.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on the establishment of an official Mixed Race Day in the UK to celebrate the heritage and contribution of British citizens of mixed race.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Britain is one of the world’s most successful multi-ethnic and multi-faith societies. We are proud of this diversity which has contributed so much to our culture and our economy and has made us the strong, vibrant nation we are today.

Our nation already celebrates many events, religious festivals and anniversaries where people from diverse backgrounds can come together to celebrate their culture and 'Britishness', including the Notting Hill Carnival, the 'Great Get Together', National Windrush Day and St George's Day. We believe these provide a sufficient platform to celebrate the heritage and contribution of British citizens of mixed race.

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