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BEST PRACTICE IN TACKLING ANTI-SEMITISM AND HATE SPEECH IN HIGHER EDUCATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1376: tabled on 31 January 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 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 All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-semitism's 2006 report and the section on Anti-semitism in Higher Education and its five recommendations; further notes the recent third Government response to the inquiry report; welcomes the ongoing reviews of academic freedom by Universities UK, the National Union of Students and the work of the Equality Challenge Unit in addressing questions of under-reporting of campus anti-semitism; further welcomes improved reporting of incidents through the Community Security Trust and Union of Jewish Students; notes with concern continuing 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 Anti-semitism; 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 regulate 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 university vice chancellors and student union representatives deal effectively with speaker invitations and hate speech; and calls on university authorities to establish practical guides to dealing with speakers on campus based on the best practice demonstrated by Manchester University in its speaker guidelines.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Waveney
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
City of Durham
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2011
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2011
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Westminster North
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2011
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2011
Coventry South
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Scunthorpe
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2011
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2011
Lagan Valley
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Liverpool, Riverside
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2011
St Ives
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2011
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2011
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 10 February 2011
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2011
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2011
Cambridge
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2011
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 February 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 8 February 2011
Belfast East
MacShane, Mr Denis
Independent
Signed on 2 February 2011
Rotherham
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2011
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 March 2011
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Gateshead
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2011
Leeds North West
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Wigan
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 February 2011
South Down
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2011
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 February 2011
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2011
Upper Bann
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2011
Hove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2011
Angus
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Walsall North

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.