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HATE SPEECH AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 780: tabled on 02 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 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 report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, its section on Antisemitism in Higher Education and its five recommendations; welcomes the establishment of the Higher Education sub-group of the Inter-departmental working group on Antisemitism; further welcomes improved reporting of incidents through the Community Security Trust and Union of Jewish Students; recognises the continued increase in attacks linked to hostilities in the Middle East, the related incidents that have taken place in universities and that 2009 will see the highest number of reported antisemitic incidents since records began in 1984; notes with concern recent reports on the radicalisation and racial incitement caused by speakers on campus; is concerned that little progress has been made on the question of hate speech since the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism; believes that more can and should be done by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, higher education institutions and the sector as a whole on this matter, applauds the decisions that have been taken to cancel events likely to breach the peace, radicalise students or incite hatred; calls for more progress, with greater urgency in the creation of a wide ranging policy to help vice-chancellors and Student Union representatives to deal effectively with speaker invitations and hate speech; and calls for universities to establish good practice guides based on the speaker request processes that exist.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Salford
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
South East Cornwall
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
North East Bedfordshire
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Solihull
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Hertsmere
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2010
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Newport West
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Cambridge
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Pontypridd
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Tamworth
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2010
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2010
South Antrim
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Crawley
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 7 April 2010
Croydon Central
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Halifax
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Nottingham South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
Poole
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
Brent East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Leicester East
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.