Un International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:58 pm on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Faisal Rashid Faisal Rashid Labour, Warrington South 8:58 pm, 8th April 2019

I am pleased that we have had this debate. It is heartening to see Members from both sides of the House joining in recommitting Parliament to the fight against racism. I thank to every Member who spoke or intervened in the debate. I also thank the Minister for her contribution and for reiterating the Government’s commitment to fighting racism, although I am a little confused about why the Government felt this issue was within the Foreign Office’s remit. Surely it is a matter for the Home Office.

We need to remember that our voices and contributions matter. If our institutions and policies are not doing enough to stem the tide of a resurgence in racism, we need to end complacency. If we in our hearts can imagine a better world, let us keep on fighting for it and eliminate racism from our society forever.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.