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Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [Lords]: Questions on gender identity (7 Oct 2019)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:37
Preet Kaur Gill: Sikhs are being discriminated against. This new clause tabled in my name and those of other right hon. and hon. Members would mean that if the census included a question on gender identity, it would have to be written in such a way as to provide information about gender identity in different ethnic groups. Discrimination exists in different ways within different communities and the only way...

Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [Lords]: Questions on gender identity (7 Oct 2019)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:37
Preet Kaur Gill: I am glad that the hon. Gentleman has taken on board the issue of ending discrimination, because that is exactly what this new clause does, and that he fully backs it. As legislators, we should uphold the law and given that Sikhs are already classed as an ethnicity in legislation, we should end this kind of discrimination—that is what we are here to do.

Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [Lords]: Questions on gender identity (7 Oct 2019)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 20:37
Preet Kaur Gill: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention, and he is absolutely right. There has been cross-party support. This campaign commenced in 2001 and has had immense support in favour of addressing the discrimination Sikhs have faced in this country because of the fact that they are not counted and that, as a result, public bodies do not recognise that they need to provide services. The relevance...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sikhs (7 Oct 2019)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the (a) research and (b) reports that her Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii) Sikh groups and organisations in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (7 Oct 2019)

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to support pupils with SEND.

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