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ACCOMMODATION FOR GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 892: tabled on 10 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 applauds the Deputy Prime Minister for attempting to address the urgent accommodation needs of the gypsy and traveller community and condemns the vile and deplorable Stamp on the Camps campaign launched by The Sun newspaper; welcomes the positive impact of the Human Rights Act in protecting the rights and well-being of all sections of the population, particularly minority groups vulnerable to discrimination; believes that the shortage of sites has had a negative impact on the social inclusion of gypsies and travellers, has caused inconvenience for the settled community and led to a deterioration in community relations; further believes that the cycle of forced eviction and unplanned relocation must be broken; denounces those exploiting community tensions to incite racial hatred against gypsies and travellers; further believes that local authorities failing to respond to the demonstrable accommodation needs of gypsies and travellers must be instructed to identify more and appropriate land for authorised sites within their area plans; and urges the Government to stand firm behind its commitment to action.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.