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RACISM IN WALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1336A1: tabled on 21 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Simon Thomas on 20 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that increases recorded in racial crime in London and in England generally from 1996-1997 to 1999-2000 were larger than the comparative figure for Gwent: congratulates Heddlu Police Gwent on the recent reduction of racialist crime; notes with pleasure Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary's confirmation that the current Gwent total has dropped from 267 racial crimes in 2000 to 186 in 2001: believes that misleading scare mongering can be alarmist and self-fulfilling; and recalls that the BNP's only candidate in Wales in 2001 General election amassed only 0.8 per cent of the vote.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with alarm that the BNP are considering standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales; further notes that in 1996-97 the incidence of racially motivated crimes was higher in Gwent than in London; is concerned that the rate of reported racist incidents is increasing dramatically in all parts of Wales, for example from 517 in 1994 in South Wales to 1,602 in 2000; further notes that all ethnic minorities in Wales also have a higher rate of unemployment than white people; therefore believes that Wales cannot afford to ignore the problem of racism; and calls for a mature debate on racism in Wales and for all political parties to join together to fight racism and extreme right wing politics in Wales.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.