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WINDING UP OF FIFA'S ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 530: tabled on 12 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 expresses concern about the recent news that FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism taskforce; notes with consternation that FIFA states that the job of the taskforce is over despite abundant evidence of continuing racism in world football, including incidents at the UEFA European Championships in France in summer 2016; further notes that the taskforce has been disbanded during the lead-up to the World Cup in Russia, a country that has seen considerable problems with racism in football and where the number of racist incidents at football games has doubled in the last year, according to the most recent research from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Uefa-affiliated FARE Network; questions why campaigns such as FIFA's excellent Say No to Racism campaign should not be supported and encouraged; expresses general dismay at the apparent misguided priorities of FIFA's current governance; re-affirms support to UK campaigns such as Kick it Out and Show Racism the Red Card; and calls on the Football Association and relevant bodies in the UK to continue doing everything they can to combat racism in football.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Coventry South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2016
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Mansfield
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.