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CHEN GUANG CHENG

EDM (Early Day Motion) 161: tabled on 08 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 156 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 four years and three months' imprisonment of 34 year old Chen Guang Cheng, a blind Chinese human rights activist; further notes his crime consisted of acting on behalf of women undergoing forcible abortions and sterilisations; further notes that 130,000 women undergo forcible abortions per year as part of the coercive one-child policy; further notes that after Cheng's case failed in the Beijing courts he was subsequently imprisoned on trumped up charges of damaging public property and organising villagers to disrupt traffic; further notes that his attorneys were detained and prevented from appearing and that neither witnesses nor evidence were presented for the defence; further notes the detention in September by Chinese police of Yuan Weijing, the wife of Chen Guang Cheng, to prevent her from going to the Philippines to collect a human rights award on his behalf for his `irrepressible passion for justice in leading ordinary Chinese citizens to assert their legitimate rights under the law'; further notes with shame that the Chinese policy is supported with British taxpayers' money through government grants made to the United Nations Population Fund, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, all of which finance Chinese family planning yet have failed in 20 years to change the policy of coercive abortion and sterilisation; and calls on the Government to cancel all grants to groups providing money to countries with coercive family planning policies as well as demanding that Mr Cheng be released from prison without delay.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Buckingham
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Wellingborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Islington North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Surrey Heath
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2007
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Tamworth
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Northampton North
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
New Forest East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Blackpool South
John Mason,
Signed on 15 October 2008
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 November 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Winchester
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Ynys Môn
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2007
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2007
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2007
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Poole
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Reading East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2007
East Antrim
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey