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Funding Of Ealing Racial Equality Council

EDM number 637 in 2008-09, proposed by Virendra Kumar Sharma on 29/01/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Equality and Ethnic groups.

That this House notes that Ealing Racial Equality Council has been a beacon in the field of race equality and community cohesion since 1964 and that its work over the past 40 years has been widely acknowledged by Select Committees and other Government reports as having made a significant contribution to social justice; recognises that Ealing is the second most diverse borough in London, has some of the most deprived communities in the country and is concerned that Ealing Council's emerging priorities and strategies for dealing with matters of community cohesion and equality have confused the fact that racial equality is a precondition to the attainment of cohesion and harmony, as evidenced by the recent High Court judgment against Ealing Council involving Southall Black Sisters where Lord Justice Moses said, `there is no dichotomy between the promotion of equality and cohesion and the provision of specialist services to an ethnic minority'; further notes that Ealing Council's recent change in its funding criteria has adversely affected black and minority ethnic groups, particularly Ealing Racial Equality Council and has brought it to the point of closure and the loss of its valuable role and services to the local communities; commends the continued leading role of Ealing Racial Equality Council in promoting equality, cohesion and human rights; and calls on Ealing Council urgently to re-examine it priorities and make suitable provision to support the work of the Ealing Racial Equality Council.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Virendra Sharma29/01/2009Ealing, SouthallLabourProposed
Ann Cryer02/02/2009KeighleyLabourSeconded
Alan Meale02/02/2009MansfieldLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson03/02/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis04/02/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn04/02/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Parmjit Dhanda04/02/2009GloucesterLabourSigned
Anne Moffat04/02/2009East LothianLabourSigned
Martin Salter04/02/2009Reading WestLabourSigned
Dai Davies05/02/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
John Austin09/02/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/02/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz10/02/2009Leicester EastLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/02/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/02/2009AberavonLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Keen02/03/2009Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Harry Cohen02/03/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter02/03/2009Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Russell Brown05/03/2009Dumfries and GallowayLabourSigned
Desmond Turner09/03/2009Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Janet Dean10/03/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Mike Wood11/03/2009Batley and SpenLabourSigned

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