Lord Avebury has written to the new Minister of State for Children and Families at the Department of Education passing on his congratulations on her appointment in the new coalition government. He goes on to outline the purposeful relationship between ACERT and the department and the need for an urgent meeting.
The following is a letter written by Lord Avebury to Caroline Spelman MP, in response to the Conservative Green Paper on Gypsies and Travellers.
March 25, 2010
Ms Caroline Spelman MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
I attach a response to the Conservative Green Paper on Gypsies and Travellers.
The Conservatives evidently failed to seek advice from established experts or members of the Gypsy and Traveller community, contrary to good practice in policy formation generally, and on ethnic minorities in particular.