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Petition by Shamus McPhee  
 
Open Petitions - Petition PE1333  
Petition by Shamus McPhee, on behalf of the Scottish Gypsy Traveller Law Reform Coalition, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to investigate the inequalities and discrimination faced by Scottish Gypsy Travellers and other members of the settled community residing in mobile homes in terms of assessing council tax liability and water and water and sewerage charges  
Petitioner: Shamus McPhee  
Number of signatures: 95  
Date lodged: 11 June 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1333 
Summary:

Written Questions for PE1333  

Written Submissions for PE1333  

29 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland, Central Scotland Racial Equality Group, a selection of local authorities (Perth and Kinross and Highland) and Shelter Scotland seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 26 June 2010  

5 October 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Scottish Water seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 26 January 2010" 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. The Committee further agreed to bring the latest submission from the Equality & Human Rights Commission to the attention of the Scottish Government with the recommendation that it extends an invitation to the Commission to be actively involved in the forthcoming review of the guidance on Gypsy/Traveller sites management. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" 

 
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