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BUDGET FOR EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 382: tabled on 21 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 is alarmed at the planned 25 per cent cut to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) budget announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review; notes that the EHRC has brought together the knowledge and experience of the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Disability Rights Commission; further notes that the EHRC has suffered cuts to its funding of nearly 70 per cent since 2010; regrets that these cuts have already resulted in the loss of over 300 staff, including 60 specialist advisers providing expert advice to victims of discrimination; is opposed to the EHRC plans to make staff compulsorily redundant in response at a time when hate crime and discrimination is on a steep rise; believes that the EHRC should play a unique role in delivering the Government's new action plan to tackle hate crime; and calls on the Government urgently to invest in the future of this invaluable service.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Allin-Khan, Dr Rosena
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Tooting
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Livingston
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2016
Worthing West
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Coventry South
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Scunthorpe
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Caerphilly
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Elmore, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Ogmore
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Llanelli
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Luton North
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2016
Mansfield
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Wigan
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Pennycook, Matthew
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Greenwich and Woolwich
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2016
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
South Down
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Enfield North
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Strangford
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Hammersmith
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2016
Ilford North
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Midlothian
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
East Ham
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Kingston upon Hull East
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2016
Streatham
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Walsall South
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 September 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.