Creating a fairer Britain
The Commission welcomed the opportunity to input to the Public Petitions Committee’s consideration of petition 1333 regarding a call on the Scottish Parliament “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 sewerage charges”.
Our response highlights the discrimination and marginalisation faced by Scottish Gypsy Travellers.
The Commission supports the aims of this petition, though not all of its detail, and called on the Scottish Government to address the inequality of outcome for those living in Council tenancies and those living on sites under Local Authority control.
The Commission response is now available for download
Please contact the Policy Team on 0141 228 5910 if you require any further information.