Early day motion 2529

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PRESS COMPLAINTS COMMISSION AND GILES COREN

That this House notes with great sadness the decision of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) to refuse to take action in the case of Giles Coren's article of 26th July 2008 published in The Times and supports the Association of the Foundation of Poles in Great Britain that the use of offensive words such as `polack' and the statement that Poles `...used to amuse themselves at Easter by locking Jews in the synagogue and setting fire to it' should most certainly be condemned and fall within the remit of the PCC; and, while saluting the dignified response of Her Excellency the Polish Ambassador, acknowledges the great pain and distress caused by this article to the Polish community in the UK and beyond.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.11.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 24.11.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 24.11.2008
Dhanda, Parmjit Labour Party Gloucester 19.11.2008
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 20.11.2008
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 20.11.2008
Hands, Greg Conservative Party Hammersmith and Fulham 19.11.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 25.11.2008
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 25.11.2008
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 25.11.2008
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 25.11.2008
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 19.11.2008
Levitt, Tom Labour Party High Peak 24.11.2008
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 24.11.2008
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 25.11.2008
Pound, Stephen Labour Party Ealing North 19.11.2008
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 19.11.2008
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 24.11.2008
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush 19.11.2008
Smith, Angela C Labour Party Sheffield Hillsborough 25.11.2008
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 24.11.2008
Whitehead, Alan Labour Party Southampton Test 19.11.2008
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 25.11.2008