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PRESS COMPLAINTS COMMISSION AND GILES COREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 173: tabled on 08 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 with great sadness the decision of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) to refuse to take action in the case of Giles Coren's article of 26 July 2008 published in The Times; supports the Federation of Poles in Great Britain in maintaining that the use of offensive words such as `polack' and the statement that Poles ` ... used to amuse themselves at Easter by locking Jews in the synagogue and setting fire to it' should most certainly be condemned and fall within the remit of the PCC; and, while saluting the dignified response of Her Excellency the Polish Ambassador, acknowledges the great pain and distress caused by this article to the Polish community in the UK and beyond.

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.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Blyth Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Keighley
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Livingston
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Midlothian
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
High Peak
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Broxtowe
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Hyndburn
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Reading West
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2008
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.