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EDM number 620 in 2008-09, proposed by Alun Michael on 28/01/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Ethnic groups and Voluntary organisations.

That this House notes the important work done by black and minority ethnic (BME) third sector organisations in delivering services to marginalised communities; recognises that the BME third sector has grown out of a recognition that many of the needs of diverse communities have not been adequately met by mainstream services; welcomes the establishment of the Voice4Change England Partnership by 18 national and regional BME-led organisations with the support of the Office of the Third Sector to co-ordinate the policy advocacy of BME third sector organisations; further notes that independent legal analysis of the BME Code for Commission for the Compact has identified that opportunities to create and deliver BME-specific services, and that a requirement sometimes arises in equality law to create and deliver BME-specific services; considers it wrong that funders are being encouraged to have a presumption against single group funding; believes that such thinking fails to appreciate the work done by BME third sector organisations in building civil society; and calls on the Government to recognise the important contribution made by BME third sector organisations in bonding communities and promoting equality by action at national and regional levels to ensure that BME third sector organisations are adequately and equitably resourced to deliver better outcomes for BME and other communities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alun Michael28/01/2009Cardiff South and PenarthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley28/01/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew George28/01/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew29/01/2009StroudLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn29/01/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Williams29/01/2009Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Glenda Jackson29/01/2009Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Keith Vaz02/02/2009Leicester EastLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma02/02/2009Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mike Hancock02/02/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin02/02/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore02/02/2009HendonLabourSigned
Alan Meale02/02/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes04/02/2009North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian McCartney04/02/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/02/2009GowerLabourSigned
John Leech04/02/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Rooney05/02/2009Bradford NorthLabourSigned
Mark Williams05/02/2009CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies05/02/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Austin09/02/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard09/02/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Marsha Singh09/02/2009Bradford WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/02/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones12/02/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Charlotte Atkins12/02/2009Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Eric Illsley23/02/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Frank Cook23/02/2009Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Pound24/02/2009Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Tom Levitt24/02/2009High PeakLabourSigned
Michael Clapham24/02/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Frank Dobson24/02/2009Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/02/2009AberavonLabourSigned
Emily Thornberry26/02/2009Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Todd02/03/2009South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter02/03/2009Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
David Blunkett03/03/2009Sheffield, BrightsideLabourSigned
Lynne Featherstone16/03/2009Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth06/07/2009Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara06/07/2009Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Ian Stewart08/07/2009EcclesLabourSigned
Derek Twigg08/07/2009HaltonLabourSigned
Paul Rowen09/07/2009RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow20/07/2009South RibbleLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/10/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ian GibsonUnknownWithdrawn
John BercowUnknownWithdrawn

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