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Tibet: Human Rights

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the remit is of the delegation to Tibet as part of the UK-China Human Rights dialogue; what rank or grading each member of the delegation has; who is leading the delegation; and what meetings they plan to have with Tibetans which are unsupervised and unarranged by the Chinese authorities. (182921)

The Director Asia Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is leading the UK delegation to the dialogue in Beijing and on the field trip to Tibet, as part of the UK-China Human Rights dialogue. The delegation includes 10 people, ranging from heads of department down to administrative support officers. It will include representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Metropolitan Police Service, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Welsh Assembly government, as well as an independent academic expert. There will be no unofficial meetings during the field trip to Tibet.