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EDM (Early Day Motion) 672: tabled on 17 March 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is appalled by the report in the Independent on Sunday on 16th March of the six year long campaign of racial harassment and abuse to which Mal Hussain and Linda Livingstone, the proprietors of the Ryelands Mini Market on the Ryelands Estate, Lancaster, have been subjected since they moved into the area in June 1991; notes that harassment has included racial abuse, racist graffiti, the smashing of windows, the stoning of the shop, arson, physical assaults, gunshots on two occasions and threats against the life of Mr Hussain; further notes that, although there have been 29 convictions for crimes against Mal Hussain and his property, the local police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Lancaster local authority have not so far taken the necessary action to protect Mr Hussain, Ms Livingstone and their property; therefore calls upon Lancaster City Council to evict the perpetrators of racial harassment under its racial harassment guidelines, and to give Mr Hussein and Ms Livingstone the option of buying their business at its full commercial value; calls upon the Lancaster police to take all action necessary to protect Mr Hussain, Ms Livingstone and their property; and calls upon the Crown Prosecution Service to vigorously pursue legal action against all appropriate individuals to bring the campaign of racial harassment on the Ryelands estate to an end.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.