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RACEBUSTERS PROGRAMME ON CHANNEL 4 TV

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1006: tabled on 12 April 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 congratulates Channel Four Television and Folio Productions for their making and screening of the compelling expose 'Racebusters' which showed the problems of everyday racial harassment in Britain, on the Black Bag Special series; believes that by exposing such rarely-filmed racial behaviour in the United Kingdom, conducted regularly between such groups as neighbours and council tenants, officials and traders, the programme has given a great service to the fight against such behaviour; hopes that Her Majesty's Government will take notice of the calls made by the victims seen in the film for greater protection to be afforded by the law to those who have suffered in this way; asks Her Majesty's Government also to note that the racially-harassed seen in the programme were not confined to members of the black community in Bristol, but involved nationals of other members of the European Union, as well as individuals from the local Chinese community and a number of white women whose children were of mixed race; and calls upon the Government to act quickly and introduce legislation which fully deal with those conducting such disgusting behaviour.

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.

Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Brent South
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Blyth Valley
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 1994
Montgomery
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Midlothian
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Bristol East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Warley East
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1994
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Nottingham East
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Doncaster North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Barnsley Central
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1994
Leicester West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1994
Clwyd South West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Brent East
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Bradford West
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Paisley South
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Barnsley East
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
West Lancashire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Hyndburn
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1994
Lewisham East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1994
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1994
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Lewisham, Deptford
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Glasgow Central
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
Glasgow, Provan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.