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DEATH SENTENCES ON CHINESE CHRISTIANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 975: tabled on 11 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 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 expresses its strong concern over the sentencing to death in China of five Christian leaders from the South China Church; notes that two of the death sentences have been suspended for two years, but that other members of the Church have been sentenced to life or lengthy imprisonment; is concerned that a number of women from the Church were subjected to torture and assault, including sexual assault, in an attempt to force them to testify against one of the leaders; is further concerned that two Chinese Christians have been imprisoned for three years and fined heavily for transporting Bibles; notes that over 50 Catholic clerics are being detained or kept under surveillance; further notes that the Chinese authorities continue to clamp down on other religious movements, including the Falun Gong; and urges that Her Majesty's Government makes high level representations on behalf of all those imprisoned for their faith in China and ensures that religious freedom is given high priority in human rights dialogue with China.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2002
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Bootle
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2002
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2002
Dumfries
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 March 2002
South Antrim
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2002
North East Bedfordshire
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2002
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 April 2002
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2002
Lagan Valley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2002
Perth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2002
Lichfield
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Birkenhead
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2002
Taunton
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 April 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2002
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2002
Basingstoke
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Henley
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Cheltenham
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
South Thanet
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2002
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2002
Aylesbury
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2002
Hitchin and Harpenden
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Wrexham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Carlisle
Mawhinney, Sir Brian
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2002
North West Cambridgeshire
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 May 2002
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Blaydon
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2002
Newark
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Winchester
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 March 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2002
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2002
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Romford
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2002
Torbay
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2002
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2002
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2002
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2002
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2002
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 April 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Conwy
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2002
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.