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Early Day Motions: an update

After the debate on EDMs last month, the Procedure Committee have now accepted that EDMs are not functioning in the way they were intended and that the cost of reproducing them on paper is considerable. Therefore, they have decided to conduct a short study on EDMs over the next year. This is a welcome announcement from the Committee and I look forward to adding my voice to the inquiry in the coming months.  You can follow the progress of the report here.

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Motions for an “early day”

Last night’s adjournment debate on Early Day Motions (EDMs) was a welcome push towards reform of this outdated, expensive and ineffective piece of Parliamentary theatre. I found it surprisingly well attended. The Chairman of the Procedure Committee was present and undertook to convey the thrust of debate to the Committee. As many constituents know, I do not sign EDMs. I think they are an insult to the electorate, who are told, often by paid lobbyists, they are important when they are […]

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