Recognising Latin Americans

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2262
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the recognition given to Latin Americans as an ethnic minority by boroughs including Southwark and Lambeth, do you support the campaign for Latin Americans to be recognised as an ethnic minority elsewhere in London? If so, what actions will you take to support their campaign?

Answer

Answer for Recognising Latin Americans

Answer for Recognising Latin Americans

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do recognise and engage with Latin Americans as one of many ethnic minority groups in London, and have taken action on key issues affecting them in order to improve their life chances, including funding ESOL provision in schools for mothers and my support for the London Living Wage.

In terms of statistical recognition as a category of ethnic origin in the census this is a matter for ONS, as it requires extensive and costly research and engagement.