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Petition by Lynne Tammi  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1321  
Petition by Lynne Tammi on behalf of members of the Young Gypsy/Travellers Lives Project calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to remove the Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865 from all future guidance on the management of Gypsy/Traveller temporary and halt sites.  
Petitioner: Lynne Tammi  
On behalf of: Young Gypsy/Travellers' Lives Project 
Number of signatures: 205  
Date lodged: 26 March 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1321 

Written Submissions for PE1321  

Written Questions for PE1321  

20 April 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Gypsy Traveller Association, Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Law Reform Coalition and a selection of local authorities (Highland, Angus, City of Edinburgh) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 20 April 2010 

7 September 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Assocication of Chief Police Offficers in Scotland seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 7 September 2010 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has reiterated, as requested by the Committee, that the powers available to local authorities and the police, including the Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865 to manage unauthorised camping by Gypsies/Travellers should only be used as a last resort and that it will not refer to the Act in the Site Management Guidance currently under review. It has also stated that it would welcome the involvement of the Young Gypsy/Travellers' Lives Project members and Gypsy/Traveller community as part of its review of the site management guidance and that it has made the case why it will not remove the Act from its Unauthorised Camping Guidelines or any future Gypsy/Traveller guidance. Further, it is also of the view that the provision made by the Act does not in itself breach the rights that Article 30 of the UNCRC gives to children Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

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