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CASHBACK FOR COMMUNITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1384: tabled on 19 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 commends the work of the Scottish Government in using £17 million, seized from criminal activity, to invest back into communities across Scotland, in order to provide free activities and programmes as part of the CashBack for Communities initiative; recognises that this valuable enterprise enables young people to profit from these schemes, provided from money seized from law-breaking and corruption; applauds this extremely worthy system, introduced by Holyrood, and further recognises that it sets a creditable example for the rest of the UK in its commitment to distribute funds made from criminality for the better good; recognises that these funds are invested into the community for society's good and gain, assisting those most adversely affected in order to introduce services and facilities that will benefit young people, and assist in preventing them becoming involved in crime; and furthermore praises the efforts made by Scottish Justice Secretary Michael Matheson in writing to the Home Office to outline possible ways to strengthen the Proceeds of Crime legislation, thereby making it much tougher for those propagating and benefitting from a life of crime to hide the funds made from fraudulent activity.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 April 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Glasgow North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2016
Dundee West
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Belfast South
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
East Renfrewshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.