Date lodged: 13 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to tackle discrimination faced by Gypsy/Travellers.
Answered by: Angela Constance 26 June 2017
The Scottish Government recognises that Gypsy/Traveller communities are among the most disenfranchised and discriminated against in Scotland. We are continuing with work in a range of areas such as education and housing to achieve better outcomes for Gypsy/Travellers and are providing funding to organisations working with the community. We plan to publish a strategic programme of work document in Autumn 2017, bringing together all the relevant policies across Scottish Government which help to secure improved outcomes for Gypsy/Travellers.