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CASTE DISCRIMINATION IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 117A1: tabled on 04 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Bob Blackman on 16 May 2013. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'notes' to end and add 'the long delay on introducing legislation to protect victims of caste discrimination within the UK; and urges the Government to launch its proposed public consultation before the summer recess, and to bring forward the necessary legislative changes before the end of the current parliamentary session.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the serious concerns expressed by the Hindu community at the possible consequences of the provisions in the Enterprise and Regulatary Reform Act 2013 relating to caste within the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010; and recognises the need to ensure a full and proper consultation period of at least two years with the affected communities to address the issues they have raised about practical difficulties with the legislation.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.