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Racism In Wales

EDM number 1336 in 2001-02, proposed by Simon Thomas on 20/05/2002.

That this House notes with alarm that the BNP are considering standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales; further notes that in 1996-97 the incidence of racially motivated crimes was higher in Gwent than in London; is concerned that the rate of reported racist incidents is increasing dramatically in all parts of Wales, for example from 517 in 1994 in South Wales to 1,602 in 2000; further notes that all ethnic minorities in Wales also have a higher rate of unemployment than white people; therefore believes that Wales cannot afford to ignore the problem of racism; and calls for a mature debate on racism in Wales and for all political parties to join together to fight racism and extreme right wing politics in Wales.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Simon Thomas20/05/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruProposed
Lady Hermon21/05/2002North DownUUPSigned
Lynne Jones21/05/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra21/05/2002Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/05/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton21/05/2002GowerLabourSigned
Huw Edwards21/05/2002MonmouthLabourSigned
Andrew George21/05/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis21/05/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Roger Williams21/05/2002Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Khalid Mahmood23/05/2002Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Matthew Green23/05/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Russell Brown11/06/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Adam Price26/06/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson04/07/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alan Williams12/07/2002Swansea WestLabourSigned

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