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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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Members of parliament have been given the opportunity to pay their respects after an early-day motion was submitted mourning his passing.
The early-day motion calling for a state-backed bank to be established in the Post Office has won the support of 128 Labour MPs, 50 Liberal Democrats and politicians from a number of other parties.
He told the House: "In any discussions that we have on rules and regulations surrounding planning applications, may we take account of the terms of early-day motion 313, which I tabled on November 19.
Merseyside MPs who have signed the early-day motion are Jane Kennedy (Liverpool Wavertree), Joe Benton (Bootle), Stephen Hesford (Wirral West), Bob Wareing (Liverpool West Derby) and Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton).
In an early-day motion, backed by 11 MPs including ex-miner and Blyth Valley representative Ronnie Campbell, Mr Kemp calls on the House to pay tribute to the committee's work "which highlights the town's long and proud mining heritage.
His efforts to win a change in the law were boosted by the flood of fellow-backbenchers who signed the early-day motion backing his proposals.
Donohoe apparently supported Singapore Airlines` application to use Heathrow airport and had put down an amendment to another early-day motion that praised the London Eye Wheel sponsored by British Airways.
The early-day motion is calling on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Alliance Boots deputy chairman Stefano Pessina to agree on a package to secure the pensions of the scheme's 66,710 members.
The FBU is urging other MPs to sign the Early-Day Motion or the amendment.
Former Newcastle City councillor Lembit Opik ( now a Liberal Democrat MP in Wales ( has also backed the early-day motion, which appears on the daily Parliamentary agenda sent to all MPs, ministers and senior civil servants.
An early-day motion has been tabled in the House of Commons congratulating the club on their record.
Half of Labour's Welsh MPs have signed an early-day motion criticising Plaid over its constitutional objectives, claiming the party was in denial over its aim of independence.

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