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MINORITY ETHNIC EMPLOYMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1706: tabled on 11 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 notes the data from the annual Labour Force Survey recently published by the Office for National Statistics which shows that for the period March 2002 to February 2003 just 57.3 per cent. of ethnic minorities were in employment compared with 75.5 per cent. of whites in the UK's working age population, and that in all regions employment rates were lower for ethnic minorities than whites, the difference being greater than 20 percentage points in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside and the West Midlands; considers this disparity unfair and unreasonable and believes that it gives the lie to racists pretending the opposite; and calls upon the Government to take steps to further improve ethnic minority employment opportunities.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2004
Worthing West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Bristol West
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Walthamstow
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2004
Portsmouth South
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Preston
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2004
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2004
Cheltenham
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Loughborough
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Glasgow, Govan
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2004
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2004
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2004
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.