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Public inquiry into the effect of covid-19 on BAME communities

EDM (Early Day Motion) 498: tabled on 18 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that covid-19 infections and deaths have disproportionately affected Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) British people; notes that BAME people make up one third of covid-19 patients in intensive care, two thirds of NHS staff who have died, and out of twenty three NHS doctors who have died after contracting covid-19, twenty two are BAME; further notes that a British Medical Association survey revealed that 64 per cent of BAME doctors expressed concern about inadequate PPE, compared to 33 per cent of white doctors; believes that plans to lift the lockdown will potentially hit BAME communities harder because of their high level of representation in the NHS, transport and other public sector roles; supports the recommendation of the British Medical Association that the ethnic background of all covid-19 patients should be recorded; calls for a full independent public inquiry into the disproportionate effect of covid-19 on BAME communities; and urges the Government to ensure any such inquiry provides key findings and offers clear recommendations for systemic and transformational change in the role of the public sector and race equality.

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.

Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2020
Jarrow
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2020
Glasgow Central
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2020
Wansbeck
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 20 May 2020
North Down
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2020
Hartlepool
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2020
Swansea West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 28 May 2020
Bedford
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 28 May 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 May 2020
Edmonton
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2020
West Dunbartonshire
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2020
Glasgow North East
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2020
Bath
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2020
Twickenham
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2020
Glasgow South
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Glasgow North
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
Norwich South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Glasgow South West
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2020
Edinburgh West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Belfast South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
Sheffield South East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Hemsworth
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Strangford
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
South Shields
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Foyle
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
East Renfrewshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 June 2020
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Dundee West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.