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RELIGIOUS RESTRICTIONS, DISCRIMINATION AND PERSECUTION IN BURMA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 658: tabled on 17 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 152 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 notes the evidence of the widespread restrictions on religious freedom, discrimination against religious minorities and in some places violent persecution of Christians and Muslims in Burma; welcomes the publication of a comprehensive new report Carrying the Cross: the military regime's campaign of restriction, discrimination and persecution against Christians in Burma by Christian Solidarity Worldwide, which complements past reports of the persecution of Muslims and the imprisonment of Buddhist monks and nuns; further notes the military regime's persecution of Christians among the Chin, Kachin, Naga, Karen, Karenni and other ethnic nationalities and the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims; calls on the Government to raise concerns about religious freedom and specifically the persecution of Christians and Muslims in Burma with the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC); urges the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief to investigate violations of religious freedom in Burma; and calls on the UN Security Council to pass a binding resolution requiring the SPDC to cease its widespread violation of human rights, including violations of religious freedom, to release all political prisoners, to open all parts of the country to unhindered access for international humanitarian organisations, and to engage in meaningful tripartite dialogue with the National League for Democracy and the ethnic nationalities.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Southend West
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2007
Northampton South
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
City of Durham
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2007
Reigate
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2007
Wellingborough
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
West Ham
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Gower
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Tunbridge Wells
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2007
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2007
Lagan Valley
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 January 2007
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2007
Eltham
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
Cities of London and Westminster
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Newport West
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
South West Norfolk
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2007
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2007
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Midlothian
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2007
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Wealden
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2007
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Ruislip - Northwood
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Salisbury
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Yeovil
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Hitchin and Harpenden
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2007
Bracknell
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2007
Woking
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Stratford-on-Avon
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2007
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 February 2007
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2007
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Mansfield
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Ipswich
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2007
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2007
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2007
Montgomeryshire
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2007
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Ealing North
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Torbay
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Dartford
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2007
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Islwyn
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2007
Wantage
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2007
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Bristol West
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2007
Reading East
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2007
South Suffolk

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.