House of Commons
Public inquiry into the effect of covid-19 on BAME communities
EDM #498
Tabled 18 May 2020
2019-21 Session
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.

Signatures (44)

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
19 May 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
20 May 2020
Lavery, Ian
Labour
20 May 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
20 May 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
21 May 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
22 May 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
22 May 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
25 May 2020
Davies, Geraint
Labour
27 May 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
28 May 2020
Ali, Tahir
Labour
28 May 2020
Osamor, Kate
Labour
29 May 2020
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
01 June 2020
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
01 June 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
01 June 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
01 June 2020
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
02 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
02 June 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
02 June 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Lewis, Clive
Labour
03 June 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
03 June 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
03 June 2020
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
03 June 2020
Trickett, Jon
Labour
04 June 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
04 June 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
04 June 2020
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
04 June 2020
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
05 June 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
05 June 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
05 June 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
05 June 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
09 June 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
20 July 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion