London's Iberian-American Community (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3088
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Representatives of the London Iberian American community wish to know why the ethnic category 'Iberian American' is not used on ethnic monitoring forms despite repeated promises that you have made to this community?

Answer

Answer for London's Iberian-American Community (1)

Answer for London's Iberian-American Community (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not currently use a Latin American category.

However, further to the recent, unanimous Assembly motion regarding this matter, I am happy to support the request to relevant GLA officers to ensure that any ethnicity monitoring forms used by the GLA be amended to include 'Latin American' as a separate category; and be requested to encourage the other parts of the GLA Group to make a similar change.