Closed petition Set up a national enquiry into racial inequality in all areas of UK life

The enquiry should produce specific recommendations for overcoming racial prejudice/ racism in each area, accompanied by an implementation plan and timeline. It should be conducted by experts from diverse specialties, backgrounds and ethnicities, giving a voice to those who are normally not heard.

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Protests in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere show that the time is right to investigate issues of race and equality here in the UK. We need a vehicle to search for that change: a thorough national enquiry with adequate funding outlining concrete suggestions for overcoming systematic racism in all areas of life in the UK would be an excellent start. "BAME" people are disadvantaged in the justice system, healthcare, education, employment, housing, public policy and more.

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Ministerial statement on the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

On Tuesday 20 April, the Minister for Equalities Kemi Badenoch MP gave a statement to the House of Commons on the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

The statement follows the Government's publication of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities:

Watch the statement here:

Read the transcript here:

Ministerial statements are a way for Ministers to bring an important matter to the attention of the House. Find out more about them here:

What is the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities?

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) has been set up by the Government to review inequality in the UK, focusing on areas including poverty, education, employment, health and the criminal justice system. The Commission, which is independent of the Government, will look at outcomes for the whole population.

Find out more about the Commission here: