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BISHOP JULIUS JIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 432: tabled on 20 December 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes with distress the treatment of Catholic Bishop Julius Jia by the Chinese Government; recognises the important work he has done in the community establishing an orphanage in 1991 for unwanted children; expresses its dismay at his treatment by the Chinese Government who ban him from worshipping and subject him to house arrest; notes that he has spent more than 20 years in jail, being arrested on more than 30 occasions; further notes that as Christmas approaches this is a particularly dangerous time for Bishop Jia; and calls on the Chinese Government to promote religious tolerance and allow Bishop Jia and Catholics across China to practise their faith.

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.

Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Cheadle
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Coatbridge and Chryston
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Keighley
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2005
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Sunderland North
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2005
Wycombe
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2005
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2004
Cheltenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Mansfield
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2005
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Portsmouth North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BISHOP JULIUS JIA (Amendment 1)
Line 8, at end add 'along with other Christian communities.'
Ulster Unionist Party, Belfast South
5
signatures
EDM 432A1: tabled on 11 January 2005