House of Commons
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HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK
EDM #534
Tabled 12 October 2016
2016-17 Session
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.

Signatures (45)

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
17 October 2016
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
27 October 2016
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
13 October 2016
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
05 January 2016
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
21 October 2016
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
20 October 2016
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
13 October 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
25 October 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
13 October 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
13 October 2016
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
24 October 2016
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
27 October 2016
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
26 October 2016
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
13 October 2016
Hermon, Lady
Independent
18 October 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 October 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
21 October 2016
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
17 October 2016
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
21 October 2016
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
24 October 2016
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
05 January 2016
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
20 October 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
17 October 2016
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
21 October 2016
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
13 October 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
18 October 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
20 October 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
05 January 2016
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
05 January 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion