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Racial Harassment Of Mal Hussain

EDM number 672 in 1996-97, proposed by Ken Livingstone on 17/03/1997.

That this House is appalled by the report in the Independent on Sunday on 16th March of the six year long campaign of racial harassment and abuse to which Mal Hussain and Linda Livingstone, the proprietors of the Ryelands Mini Market on the Ryelands Estate, Lancaster, have been subjected since they moved into the area in June 1991; notes that harassment has included racial abuse, racist graffiti, the smashing of windows, the stoning of the shop, arson, physical assaults, gunshots on two occasions and threats against the life of Mr Hussain; further notes that, although there have been 29 convictions for crimes against Mal Hussain and his property, the local police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Lancaster local authority have not so far taken the necessary action to protect Mr Hussain, Ms Livingstone and their property; therefore calls upon Lancaster City Council to evict the perpetrators of racial harassment under its racial harassment guidelines, and to give Mr Hussein and Ms Livingstone the option of buying their business at its full commercial value; calls upon the Lancaster police to take all action necessary to protect Mr Hussain, Ms Livingstone and their property; and calls upon the Crown Prosecution Service to vigorously pursue legal action against all appropriate individuals to bring the campaign of racial harassment on the Ryelands estate to an end.

This motion has been signed by a total of 6 MPs.

Ken Livingstone17/03/1997Brent EastProposed
Eddie Loyden18/03/1997Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Andrew Faulds18/03/1997Warley EastSigned
Harry Barnes18/03/1997North East DerbyshireSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/03/1997Islington NorthSigned
Bill Etherington20/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned

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