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PE01364: Clarifying guidelines on Gypsy Traveller encampments

People Communities

Petitioner: Phyllis M. McBain

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 06 October 2010

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review all guidelines relating to trespass and encampments for Gypsies and Travellers to ensure their intent is clear and that they are being applied.

Petition History:

Summary:

26 October 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, a selection of local authorities (Aberdeenshire, Perth & Kinross), a selection of police forces (Grampian, Tayside), Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Article 12 in Scotland and the Scottish Gypsy Traveller Law Reform Coalition seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 26 October 2010

1 November 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the organisations who had previously submitted responses to the Committee seeking a further response to specific points.

1 March 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 1 March 2011

20 September 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011

21 February 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. The Committee also agreed to send the petitioner's latest submission to the Scottish Government and seek specific responses to the points raised. Link to Official Report 21 February 2012 (429KB pdf)

1 May 2012: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government has commenced a review. Link to Official Report 1 May 2012 (399KB pdf)   

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