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Racialist Abuse At Sports Grounds

EDM number 1373 in 1989-90, proposed by Tom Pendry on 15/10/1990.

That this House welcomes the efforts being made by football clubs to combat racism on the football terraces; believes that such bigoted behaviour is unacceptable both to our black sportsmen and women and to the overwhelming majority of sports fans; maintains that racism has no place in a civilised society and should be acted against at every opportunity; considers that the efforts being made to do so are hampered by the absence of specific legislation with regard to racist chants at sports events; notes Lord Justice Taylor's recommendation that it be made a specific offence to chant racialist abuse at a designated sportsground and the comments of the Home Secretary made in the House on 29th January, Official Report, column 21, that the Government would look 'carefully and quickly' at this recommendation; regrets that to date the Government has not brought forward specific proposals to implement this measure; and calls upon the Home Secretary to honour his commitment to act on this area as a matter of the utmost priority.

This motion has been ammended, see 461A1.

This motion has been signed by a total of 72 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tom Pendry15/10/1990Stalybridge & HydeProposed
Max Madden15/10/1990Bradford WestSigned
Robert Wareing15/10/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Harry Barnes15/10/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Joe Ashton15/10/1990BassetlawSigned
Diane Abbott15/10/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Harry Greenway15/10/1990Ealing NorthSigned
Norman Godman15/10/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bruce George15/10/1990Walsall SouthSigned
Andrew Faulds15/10/1990Warley EastSigned
Kenneth Eastham15/10/1990Manchester, BlackleySigned
Bob Cryer15/10/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Stan Orme15/10/1990Salford EastSigned
Menzies Campbell15/10/1990Fife North EastSigned
Allan Rogers15/10/1990RhonddaSigned
Brian Sedgemore15/10/1990Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Kate Hoey15/10/1990VauxhallSigned
Kim Howells15/10/1990PontypriddSigned
David Knox15/10/1990Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
James Lester15/10/1990BroxtoweSigned
David Madel15/10/1990South West BedfordshireSigned
Alan Meale15/10/1990MansfieldSigned
Dafydd Wigley16/10/1990CaernarfonSigned
Mike Watson16/10/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
John Battle16/10/1990Leeds WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/10/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jimmy Hood16/10/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/10/1990LeighSigned
John Cummings16/10/1990EasingtonSigned
William McKelvey16/10/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion16/10/1990Dundee EastSigned
David Hinchliffe16/10/1990WakefieldSigned
Robert Hicks16/10/1990South East CornwallSigned
Robin Squire16/10/1990HornchurchSigned
Ernie Ross16/10/1990Dundee WestSigned
Paul Boateng17/10/1990Brent SouthSigned
Peter Hardy17/10/1990WentworthSigned
Bruce Grocott17/10/1990Wrekin, TheSigned
Win Griffiths17/10/1990BridgendSigned
Maria Fyfe17/10/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Russell Johnston17/10/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Robert Hughes17/10/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Joyce Quin17/10/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Mo Mowlam17/10/1990RedcarSigned
Alice Mahon18/10/1990HalifaxSigned
Derek Fatchett19/10/1990Leeds CentralSigned
Terry Davis22/10/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jeremy Hanley22/10/1990Richmond and BarnesSigned
James Wray22/10/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Geraint Howells23/10/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Roland Boyes23/10/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John Evans24/10/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg24/10/1990Durham, City ofSigned
John Fraser24/10/1990NorwoodSigned
Ronnie Fearn24/10/1990SouthportSigned
Richard Livsey24/10/1990Brecon and RadnorSigned
Archy Kirkwood24/10/1990Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Greville Janner24/10/1990Leicester WestSigned
Robert Parry24/10/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
James Callaghan24/10/1990Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Austin Mitchell25/10/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Audrey Wise25/10/1990PrestonSigned
Jack Thompson25/10/1990WansbeckSigned
Ian McCartney25/10/1990MakerfieldSigned
Eric Illsley25/10/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Simon Hughes25/10/1990Southwark and BermondseySigned
John Hunt26/10/1990RavensbourneSigned
Peter Pike29/10/1990BurnleySigned
Tom Cox29/10/1990TootingSigned
Jim Wallace29/10/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Malcolm Bruce31/10/1990GordonSigned
Robert G HughesUnknownWithdrawn

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