Anti-Semitic Incidents

EDM #26, Tabled 07 January 2020 (2019-20 Session)

Supporter (signed January 7th)

This House condemns the widely reported instance of a 13 year old boy receiving vile anti-Semitic abuse on a London bus on 5 January; sends this House’s solidarity and sympathy to the Jewish community following this and other recently widely reported instances of anti-Semitic abuse; again calls on the Government to redouble its efforts to work with the Jewish community and Jewish organisations to ensure that their concerns are heard and steps are established to ensure that the Jewish community feels safe in the UK; and commits to working towards eliminating anti-Semitic and racist abuse as quickly as possible.

Tribute to Ron Hogg CBE

EDM #29, Tabled 07 January 2020 (2019-20 Session)

Supporter (signed 9th January)

That this House notes with sadness the passing of Ron Hogg CBE, the first and much loved and respected Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington who passed away following a brave battle with motor neurone disease; recognises his huge contribution to policing by serving as a police officer for 30 years including during the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he led English police units tackling football hooliganism in the host countries of Japan and South Korea and by leading Durham Constabulary to be rated outstanding four times; further recognises that he pioneered innovative schemes to tackle re-offending, restorative justice and progressive drugs policy reform and during his final months campaigned passionately for a change in the law on assisted dying; extends sincere sympathies to his wife Maureen, his family, many friends and colleagues; recognises that he was one of the most significant figures in the criminal justice sector; and calls for an award to be created in his honour, and to carry his name as a lasting memorial, to recognise outstanding contributions to public policy development in the criminal justice sector.

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