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DEPORTATION OF TIBETANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1335: tabled on 04 June 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 condemns the unprecedented forcible deportation of 18 Tibetans aged between 14 and 30 years on Saturday 31st May in Nepal to Tibet as a result of Chinese pressure; is gravely concerned at the treatment these Tibetans may be undergoing, particularly as medical treatment had been denied in advance of the deportation and given the current high risk of detention and torture in Tibet by the Chinese authorities; and urges the Government to make clear its displeasure with the Chinese and Nepalese authorities at this deportation, to seek assurances from the Nepalese Government that the deporting of refugees without due process will not become a pattern in Nepal and to urge the Nepalese Government to return to its previous practice of handing over Tibetan refugees to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees for processing.

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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2003
Leyton and Wanstead
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2003
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2003
Coventry South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2003
Stroud
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2003
Newport West
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2003
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2003
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2003
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2003
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2003
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2003
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2003
Vauxhall
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2003
Cheltenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 June 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2003
Southport
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2003
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2003
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2003
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2003
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2003
Hazel Grove
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2003
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2003
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2003
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2003
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2003
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2003
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.