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Travelling People

Volume 488: debated on Friday 6 March 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality in which planning cases relating to Travellers the Equality and Human Rights Commission has made an intervention since it was established. (259426)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has only intervened in the case of McCarthy and Others v Basildon district council.

The EHRC intervened in this particular appeal in order to advise on how the law in relation to race and disability discrimination should be applied in cases involving Gypsy and Travellers evictions. The EHRC offered guidance on how councils should come to these decisions to ensure they meet their legal obligations to go about such decisions in a fair and transparent way.