Ethnic groups

All Commons Briefing Papers
10 Documents
04.01.2016Gypsies and travellers: planning provisions
Gypsies and travellers have thier own specific section of Government planning policy. The Government has made a number of changes to this designed to strengthen enforcement powers, to change the definition of a traveller for planning purposes, and to give greater protection to green belt areas. This note sets out these issues in more detail.
19.11.2015The Equality Act 2010: caste discrimination
This note provides an overview of the concept of caste, explains the existing law and sets out the background to the order-making power in the Equality Act 2010.
16.11.2015Social Indicators 2015
This Research Paper summarises a wide range of social statistics. Subjects covered include agriculture, crime, defence, education, elections, environment and energy, health, housing, local government, population and migration, social security and transport.
13.11.2015Ethnicity and religion: Social Indicators page
Ethnicity and religion: Social Indicators page providing summary statistics on the ethnic and religious composition of the population.
02.09.2015Unemployment by ethnic background
The unemployment rate varies considerably among different ethnicities. This note looks at unemployment by ethnic background, including analysis by age group and gender.
24.01.2014Ethnic Minorities in Politics and Government
Following the 2010 General Election there were 27 black and minority ethnic MPs, 12 more than before the election, but they make up only 4.2% of all MPs. Therefore the Commons remains disproportionate compared to 12.9% of the UK population from a non-white background.
20.12.2013The Prawer-Begin Plan
There has been a lot of controversy about the Prawer-Begin plan to relocate some of Israel's semi-nomadic Bedouin population to approved towns, with the UN Human Rights Council saying that it violates Bedouin rights and is discriminatory. In December it was announced that the bill would be substantially amended after opposition from both left- and right-wing politicians in the Knesset.
21.06.2010Human Rights Act and planning
This note discusses how the European Convention on Human Rights affects UK planning law
16.11.2001Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Bill, Parts IV and V:Immigration asylum race and religion (Bill 49 of 2001-02)
Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Bill, Parts IV and V:Immigration, asylum race and religion (Bill 49 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/96.
08.03.2000Race Relations Amendment Bill (HL) Bill (Bill 60 of 1999/2000)
Race Relations Amendment Bill (HL) (Bill 60 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/27.