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The Equal Opportunities Committee led a debate on Where Gypsy/Travellers Live on 5 September 2013.

Its inquiry found many Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland still live in squalid conditions and continue to suffer discrimination.

The committee said Gypsy/Travellers also had problems finding jobs and accessing services like healthcare.

MSPs published their findings after visiting traveller sites in in Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Perth, Pitlochry, Oban and Lochgilphead and said little had changed since the first Scottish Parliament inquiry into how they lived, carried out 12 years ago.

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