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VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE IN HONG KONG

EDM (Early Day Motion) 970A1: tabled on 09 July 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody on 17 June 1991. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'themselves' to 'co-operation' in line 9, and insert 'and supports the efforts which the Government of the United Kingdom is making to obtain the'

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the grave situation which has arisen in Hong Kong as a result of the influx of Vietnamese boat people since 1st May this year, when there have been 7194 new arrivals, which brought the number of boat people in Hong Kong's camps to over 59,000; notes the severe strains that providing for these people has placed on the resources of the Hong Kong community including land, hospitals and the staff of the Royal Hong Kong Police and Correctional Services Department; notes that the continuing failure to find a lasting solution to this problem has resulted in an intolerable situation for the boat people themselves; and calls upon the Government of the United Kingdom urgently to seek the cooperation of the governments of Vietnam and the United States of America, in promoting arrangements which will enable those boat people who are not classified as refugees to return to Vietnam, with dignity and with confidence that their human rights will be respected, under the Comprehensive Plan of Action, and those who are classified as refugees to be resettled expeditiously.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.