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TIBETAN RESISTANCE IN TIBET SINCE 1959

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1175: tabled on 12 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 10 March 1959, expresses its sadness at the loss of countless Tibetan lives over the last 64 years due to China's military occupation; draws attention to the continued Tibetan resistance to China's repressive policies and human and civil rights abuses through peaceful protests and grass roots cultural movements; strongly condemns the use of force by Chinese police and military personnel to quash those protests; further condemns the Chinese government's restrictions on freedom of expression which include long prison sentences for sharing information about demonstrations; calls on the Chinese government to ease tensions by withdrawing its forces from Tibet and allow foreign journalists, humanitarian agencies and independent observers full and unfettered access to Tibetan areas to ascertain the current situation; further calls on the Government to find new forms of approach with China that will help safeguard Tibetans' rights and freedoms; and further calls on the Government to work multilaterally with other governments to urge China to work with Tibetan representatives to resolve the grievances of the Tibetan people and bring stability and peace to Tibet.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Aberdeen South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2013
Wellingborough
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Glasgow South West
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2013
North Devon
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2013
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Luton North
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2013
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 March 2013
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 March 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2013
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2013
North Cornwall
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 March 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2013
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.