House of Commons
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FUNDING OF THE EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
EDM #163
Tabled 11 June 2012
2012-13 Session
That this House is deeply concerned that the Government is ignoring the result of its own consultation on the future of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the majority of respondents who urged against cutting the funding and remit of the body; notes that the 62 per cent budget cut and 72 per cent staff cut on levels in 2007 will result in the loss of vital services and functions including regional offices; further notes that the Bristol and Nottingham offices closed over a year ago, and that further offices planned for closure are Birmingham, Newcastle, Bangor, Guildford, Cambridge and Leeds, and that offices in Manchester, London, Glasgow and Cardiff will be reduced; regrets the closure of the directhelpline with conciliation and legal assistance powers which will be privatised in September 2012 and replaced with a referral line and no provision in Scotland or Wales as there is now; further regrets the end of the grants function to charities or projects that are often the first port of call for victims of discrimination and harassment; warns that the Commission's UN A status is in real jeopardy due to a loss of independence following the new Framework Agreement; regards as contrary and dangerous the decision to repeal crucial sections of the Equality Act 2006 that were secured with cross-party support in this House; and urges the Government urgently to rethink these cuts and commit to maintaining the funding and remit of the body, especially at a time of growing inequality.

Signatures (53)

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.
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
17 October 2012
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
11 June 2012
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
11 June 2012
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
28 June 2012
Burden, Richard
Labour
11 June 2012
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
13 June 2012
Caton, Martin
Labour
11 June 2012
Clark, Katy
Labour
11 June 2012
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
11 June 2012
Connarty, Michael
Labour
18 June 2012
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
12 June 2012
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
21 June 2012
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
11 June 2012
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
10 July 2012
Dobson, Frank
Labour
28 June 2012
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
25 June 2012
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
11 June 2012
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
12 June 2012
Flynn, Paul
Labour
20 June 2012
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
25 June 2012
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
14 June 2012
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
18 June 2012
Goodman, Helen
Labour
03 September 2012
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
11 June 2012
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
11 June 2012
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
13 June 2012
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
12 June 2012
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
19 June 2012
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
26 June 2012
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
13 June 2012
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
11 September 2012
McGovern, Jim
Labour
05 July 2012
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
12 June 2012
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
14 June 2012
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
11 June 2012
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 June 2012
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
13 June 2012
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
20 June 2012
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
14 June 2012
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
20 June 2012
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
11 June 2012
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
20 June 2012
Walley, Joan
Labour
11 June 2012
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
13 June 2012
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
27 June 2012
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.