Early Day Motion


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Early Day Motion

A UK term of art for a formal motion for a Parliamentary debate on a particular subject to be held on an "early day" (i.e. soon). Topics for EDMs range widely—from support of homeopathic hospitals to the introduction of a bill on climate change. There is no guarantee that an EDM will be debated, even when multiple MPs sign the Motion.
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Plaid MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts, Arfon MP Hywel Williams, and Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami have all signed an early day motion for the information to be released.
It is not a course of action that any MP would take lightly but Mr Howarth, who tabled a damning early day motion in the House of Commons earlier this week, deserves support for his tough stance.
All right, the MP isn't a mile out, but the average cost of an Early Day Motion runs into hundreds of pounds.
Ten politicians, including Blyth Valley Labour MP Ronnie Campbell, have signed a Commons early day motion expressing their concern that around pounds 270,000 is set to be handed to Jim McConville.
The early day motion has also been signed by Bob Ainsworth, the MP for Coventry North East.
It would be my great hope that my own Member of Parliament, Jenny Willott, will follow the brave and principled example set by Mr Hancock and to sign this Early Day Motion.
REDCAR MP Ian Swales has supported an Early Day Motion in Parliament which aims to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes.
MORE than 300 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion supporting our campaign to honour with a medal all the soldiers killed and wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Sheffield MP has put down an early day motion (EDM)(i) calling for a compulsory licensing scheme for estate agents to achieve and maintain high standards across the entire industry.
Last week he took his latest Early Day Motion on nuclear weapons to the Commons Table Office, the people who deal with this peculiar brand of parliamentary graffiti.
Jeff Ennis, Labour MP for Barnsley East and Mexborough, has tabled an Early Day Motion calling for the age for sales of ciggies to be raised to 18.
Labour's Jeff Ennis has tabled an Early Day Motion calling for the minimum to go up from 16 to 18, and has so far won the backing of 47 other MPs.

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