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Italy And The Rroma Population

EDM number 270 in 2007-08, proposed by Diane Abbott on 14/11/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Ethnic groups, Racial discrimination and Western Europe.

That this House is troubled by the recent events in Italy concerning the Romanian Rroma population living there; notes that an emergency law was rushed into force stating that immigrants deemed to be a threat to public security may be summarily expelled from the country; further notes that since then 38 Romanians have been expelled and some politicians are calling for as many as 20,000 Rroma in Rome alone to be expelled; is concerned that these events have increased animosity towards the Romanian Rroma population in Italy and have already led to attacks on people from these communities; and calls on the UK Government to put pressure on the Italian government to honour their obligations under EU law only to expel immigrants who individually pose a threat to public security, to provide a right to appeal and to give a month in which to leave the country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Diane Abbott14/11/2007Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourProposed
Andrew George14/11/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Michael Weir15/11/2007AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Jeremy Corbyn15/11/2007Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson15/11/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Evan Harris15/11/2007Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/11/2007Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Dismore15/11/2007HendonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty15/11/2007Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones19/11/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/11/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd20/11/2007Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Stewart Hosie20/11/2007Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Dan Rogerson20/11/2007North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock21/11/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Devine21/11/2007LivingstonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing21/11/2007Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis21/11/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Durkan21/11/2007FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Angus Robertson22/11/2007MorayScottish National PartySigned
Michael Clapham22/11/2007Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Drew22/11/2007StroudLabourSigned
George Galloway26/11/2007Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Nick Harvey03/12/2007North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus MacNeil06/12/2007Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Jo Swinson06/12/2007East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen11/12/2007Ynys MLabourSigned
Eric Illsley13/12/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Vincent Cable07/01/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell25/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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