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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1425: tabled on 12 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 pleased that justice has at last been done and that on 31st May the Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal in 1998 that Mr Bernard Crofton, then Director of Housing at Hackney Council, had discriminated racially against Mr Sam Yeboah, the black Director of Personnel, on a number of issues, including some which related to fraud; notes that in making this decision the Court of Appeal overturned the wrong decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal; unreservedly condemns Mr Crofton who was found guilty by the Employment Tribunal of persistently lying, fabricating evidence and re-inventing history; condemns those including Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, and a number of Liberal Democrat and Tory councillors who supported Mr Crofton's despicable conduct; is alarmed that the case, besides doing untold harm to Mr Yeboah, has cost the residents of Hackney over ú1 million; calls on Mr Crofton and his allies to re-imburse the residents of Hackney for this expenditure; and condemns successive district auditors for the inaction in these and related matters over a period of six years.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.