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.
While early day motions allow MPs to support causes, there is no guarantee it will secure a Parliamentary debate.
This is an Early Day Motion and should be consigned to the place where all motions early or late go to.
I cannot guarantee this Early Day Motion will mean he gets a knighthood.
The Early Day Motion said: "That this House notes that Birmingham - city of Tolkien and Sir Simon Rattle, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and UB40 - is and always has been a great city of culture; and believes that it should be recognised as such when the UK's first official City of Culture is announced.
I'm surprised he has not declared Martyn a relevant interest on the Early Day Motion.
They had encouraged him to table an Early Day Motion calling for the proposals to be ditched, he said.
Brian Binley, MP for Northampton South, tabled an Early Day Motion on Friday calling on the Government to posthumously award a medal to Walter Tull.
Shopworkers' union Usdaw is celebrating after 220 MPs signed up to its Early Day Motion opposing any extension to Sunday trading hours.
He has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons criticising Channel 4's 'serious error'.
Davidson planned to include an extract in a parliamentary Early Day Motion, which would have allowed it to be reported in newspapers and available to the British public for the first time.
Page, who was referring to Home Secretary Jack Straw's brief, bland statement signalling a Tote sell-off, is one of 15 MPs who have so far signed an early day motion outlining his committee's views on the topic.

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