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HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 534: tabled on 12 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 welcomes the attention that Hate Crime Awareness Week gives to the impact of crimes that are motivated by prejudice of some kind, where the victim is targeted because they are a member of a particular social group or have a particular characteristic, which the perpetrator has negative views or beliefs, for example prejudice based on race, including nationality, ethnicity and skin colour, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity; notes the recent report by Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion; regrets that hatred and prejudice continue to have very serious consequences for people and communities across society; recognises that hate crime is a threat to the basic values of an open democratic society; considers addressing prejudice and hate crime is therefore not only an issue for minorities or those who are targeted but must be a priority concern for the whole of society; applauds the work by Glasgow Community Safety and the Scottish Government in challenging prejudice and hate crime within the Scottish Strategy for Justice; further notes that hate crimes in Scotland fell in the aftermath of the referendum on membership of the EU despite a 14 per cent rise being recorded across the UK as a whole; and believes change will require political leadership, legal support and public policy and calls on all those in a position of influence including politicians and the media to exercise respect and sensitivity with regards to minority groups and to commit to actively discourage those who commit or ignore hate crimes.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 18 October 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.