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DETERIORATING HUMAN RIGHTS IN TIBET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2715: tabled on 08 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 strongly condemns the Chinese security forces' unwarranted use of force including opening fire on unarmed demonstrators to quash peaceful protests in Tibet; is greatly saddened by the loss of life both of Tibetans who were shot and killed whilst protesting and the instances where Tibetans have resorted to self-immolation in an effort to draw attention to the ongoing repression by the Chinese authorities; is alarmed by the imposition of de facto martial law in Tibetan regions, the restriction of movement for Tibetans and the complete ban on foreign media; calls on the Prime Minister to make a public statement of concern on the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet; further calls on the Government to urge the Chinese government to ease tensions by withdrawing its armed forces from Tibetan areas, to release full details of all incidents involving its forces opening fire upon civilians and to give foreign journalists, humanitarian agencies and independent observers full and unfettered access to Tibetan areas to ascertain the current situation; and further calls on the Government to work with other governments to safeguard Tibetans' rights and interests and instigate a multilateral approach whereby international governments together urge the Chinese government to enter into immediate and unconditional negotiations with representatives of the Tibetan people in order to resolve the Tibetans' underlying grievances.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Coventry North East
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Lewisham East
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
Ochil and South Perthshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2012
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2012
Congleton
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2012
Edinburgh West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2012
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2012
Bath
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2012
Chippenham
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2012
Vauxhall
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2012
Cheltenham
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2012
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2012
New Forest East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2012
Eastbourne
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 February 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Livingston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2012
Leeds North West
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Ealing, Southall
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2012
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2012
Poole
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.