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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 13 October 2011.

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Photo of Graham Evans Graham Evans Conservative, Weaver Vale 11:31, 13 October 2011

Well over 2,000 early-day motions have been tabled in this Parliament so far, and it is estimated that they cost the taxpayer around £1 million each and every year. Given that in the last year we had a spending review that carefully considered every aspect of public expenditure, does my right hon. Friend agree that it is right that we should now have a debate to examine the cost-effectiveness and value of early-day motions?