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BEHAVIOUR OF CHINESE FORCES IN TIBET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1201A1: tabled on 19 March 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 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 Norman Baker on 17 March 2008. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from `and' to end and add `welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement that he will meet the Dalai Lama when he is in London in May.'.

Original motion text

That this House condemns the brutal policing by the Chinese authorities in quelling spontaneous demonstrations by local Tibetans, monks, nuns and lay people in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet which has endured 49 years of subjugation by China; notes with deep sadness that this heavy-handed response has resulted in the slaughter of at least 100 Tibetans; calls on the Government to strongly denounce the Chinese government's overreaction in sending in troops and tanks to Lhasa, to support the Dalai Lama's calls for an independent UN delegation to visit Tibet urgently to report on conditions and verify the number of injured, deaths and arrests and to call on the Chinese authorities to start genuine negotiations without preconditions with envoys of the Dalai Lama for a settlement of the Tibet issue; and further reiterates its call for the Prime Minister to meet the Dalai Lama when he is in London in May.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.