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VOICE4CHANGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 620: tabled on 28 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 important work done by black and minority ethnic (BME) third sector organisations in delivering services to marginalised communities; recognises that the BME third sector has grown out of a recognition that many of the needs of diverse communities have not been adequately met by mainstream services; welcomes the establishment of the Voice4Change England Partnership by 18 national and regional BME-led organisations with the support of the Office of the Third Sector to co-ordinate the policy advocacy of BME third sector organisations; further notes that independent legal analysis of the BME Code for Commission for the Compact has identified that opportunities to create and deliver BME-specific services, and that a requirement sometimes arises in equality law to create and deliver BME-specific services; considers it wrong that funders are being encouraged to have a presumption against single group funding; believes that such thinking fails to appreciate the work done by BME third sector organisations in building civil society; and calls on the Government to recognise the important contribution made by BME third sector organisations in bonding communities and promoting equality by action at national and regional levels to ensure that BME third sector organisations are adequately and equitably resourced to deliver better outcomes for BME and other communities.

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.

Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Sheffield, Brightside
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
South Ribble
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stockton North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Aberavon
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
High Peak
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Knowsley South
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Ealing North
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Bradford North
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Rochdale
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Eccles
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
South Derbyshire
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Halton
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Leicester East
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ceredigion

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.