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Institutional Racism

EDM number 1366 in 2007-08, proposed by John McDonnell on 21/04/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Central government, Equality and Racial discrimination.

That this House notes that as one of its final actions the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) produced a report identifying 15 Government departments that failed properly to implement the provisions of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 - legislation designed to tackle institutional racism - and recommended enforcement action against them; further notes that job cuts in a number of the Government departments referred to in the report have had a negative and disproportionate impact on race grounds, and that despite this at least one department has proceeded to make staff compulsorily redundant before conducting a race equality impact assessment; is concerned that 10 years after the publication of Sir William McPherson's report on the death of Stephen Lawrence which identified the need to tackle institutional racism, sufficient progress has not been made in central Government departments; is further concerned that failure to take robust action will render the review of race equality schemes for the 2008 to 2011 period meaningless, resulting in the continued entrenchment of inequality; and calls on the new Equality and Human Rights Commission to pursue legal enforcement against those departments that have not taken urgent action to become compliant as a result of the CRE's report.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

John McDonnell21/04/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Marsha Singh21/04/2008Bradford WestLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn21/04/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale22/04/2008MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan22/04/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Martin Caton22/04/2008GowerLabourSeconded
David Simpson22/04/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins22/04/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones22/04/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne22/04/2008Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Mike Hancock22/04/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Sheridan23/04/2008Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan23/04/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
John Leech23/04/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis23/04/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Keith Vaz23/04/2008Leicester EastLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley23/04/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ian Gibson23/04/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen23/04/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/04/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean24/04/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell24/04/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew24/04/2008StroudLabourSigned
Jim Devine25/04/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Andrew MacKinlay28/04/2008ThurrockLabourSigned
Vincent Cable28/04/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer28/04/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Katy Clark28/04/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Andrew George29/04/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing30/04/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Bill Etherington01/05/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma06/05/2008Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady09/05/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dari Taylor04/06/2008Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Emily Thornberry13/06/2008Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
John Austin30/06/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Norman Baker15/07/2008LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Keen06/10/2008Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty06/10/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
John Cummings06/10/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard07/10/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned

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