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British Policy Towards Tibet

EDM number 154 in 2002-03, proposed by John Wilkinson on 19/11/2002.

That this House welcomes the visit to Westminster of Professor the Ven Samdong Rinpoche, elected Chairman of the Government of free Tibetans, highly regarded by Indians and Tibetans as a leading proponent of Gandhian philosophy; recognises and believes that the Tibetans' unique, non-violent and principled approach to the struggle for their country's freedom, so harshly tested over forty years of Chinese occupation of Tibet, must be recognised and supported, if those who believe themselves oppressed are to see any alternative to terrorist violence of the kind now experienced; is therefore dismayed that her Majesty's Government could not meet the Ven Samdong Rinpoche because he is part of an exiled government, despite urging the Chinese Government to enter into dialogue with the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and having the opportunity to learn first hand from the Ven Samdong Rinpoche the results of the informal dialogue which has just taken place between the Chinese Government and His Holiness's envoys; and fears that this is yet another example of concern not to offend the Chinese authorities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

John Wilkinson19/11/2002Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeProposed
Alex Salmond19/11/2002Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Martin Smyth19/11/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Ian Gibson19/11/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Norman Baker19/11/2002LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton19/11/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Paul Marsden20/11/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton20/11/2002CongletonConservativeSigned
Michael Weir20/11/2002AngusScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley20/11/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Edward Garnier20/11/2002HarboroughConservativeSigned
Ian Davidson20/11/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tim Loughton20/11/2002East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Lindsay Hoyle20/11/2002ChorleyLabourSigned
Bob Russell20/11/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler21/11/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes21/11/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andrew George21/11/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew21/11/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Annette Brooke21/11/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed21/11/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones21/11/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Eric Illsley21/11/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Michael Clapham21/11/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Harry Cohen25/11/2002Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/11/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/11/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Thomas25/11/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Rudi Vis25/11/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Angus Robertson26/11/2002MorayScottish National PartySigned
Ann Cryer26/11/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Harold Best26/11/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Pete Wishart26/11/2002North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
John Pugh27/11/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Thurso27/11/2002Caithness, Sutherland & Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale27/11/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Keetch28/11/2002HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
George Stevenson02/12/2002Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Roger Williams02/12/2002Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Annabelle Ewing03/12/2002PerthScottish National PartySigned
Bill Etherington05/12/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/12/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell07/05/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Lady Hermon13/05/2003North DownUUPSigned
Andrew Selous14/05/2003South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Malcolm Savidge15/05/2003Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned

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