Early day motion 648

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CASTE DISCRIMINATION AND DALIT PEOPLES

That this House welcomes the three-year study on caste discrimination agreed by the UN Human Rights Commission in April; notes the concerns expressed in recent International Development Committee and Department for International Development (DFID) Reports and the continuing threats and violence against Dalits resisting caste discrimination; urges the Foreign Office and DFID actively to support the UN study, including financially if necessary, and to work vigorously in the EU and beyond to end discrimination by work and descent; and further urges the Department of Trade and Industry to encourage all UK companies operating in India to adopt the Ambedkar Employment Principles aimed at overcoming such discrimination in India and elsewhere.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 24.11.2005
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 24.10.2005
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 21.07.2005
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 13.10.2005
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 12.10.2005
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.07.2005
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 10.10.2005
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 21.07.2005
Galloway, George Respect Bethnal Green and Bow 10.10.2005
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 21.07.2005
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 11.10.2005
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 18.10.2005
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 10.10.2005
Hermon, Lady Ulster Unionist Party North Down 18.10.2005
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 13.02.2006
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 21.07.2005
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 21.07.2005
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 10.10.2005
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 11.10.2005
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 21.07.2005
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 14.12.2005
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 11.10.2005
Randall, John Conservative Party Uxbridge 11.10.2005
Selous, Andrew Conservative Party South West Bedfordshire 23.11.2005
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 21.07.2005
Spink, Bob Conservative Party Castle Point 10.10.2005
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 21.07.2005