Early day motion 534

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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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Arkless, Richard Scottish National Party Dumfries and Galloway 17.10.2016
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 27.10.2016
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 17.10.2016
Blackman, Kirsty Scottish National Party Aberdeen North 13.10.2016
Boswell, Phil Scottish National Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 05.01.2016
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 12.10.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 21.10.2016
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 20.10.2016
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 13.10.2016
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 25.10.2016
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 13.10.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 13.10.2016
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 24.10.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.10.2016
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 27.10.2016
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 26.10.2016
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 17.10.2016
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 17.10.2016
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 17.10.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 13.10.2016
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 18.10.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 18.10.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 21.10.2016
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 17.10.2016
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 12.10.2016
McLaughlin, Anne Scottish National Party Glasgow North East 12.10.2016
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 17.10.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.10.2016
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 21.10.2016
Newlands, Gavin Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 17.10.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 24.10.2016
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 05.01.2016
Oswald, Kirsten Scottish National Party East Renfrewshire 20.10.2016
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 17.10.2016
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 21.10.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 13.10.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.10.2016
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 17.10.2016
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 18.10.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 17.10.2016
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 20.10.2016
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 05.01.2016
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 12.10.2016
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 17.10.2016
Wilson, Corri Scottish National Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 05.01.2016