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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Independent, Luton North 11:11 am, 29th November 2018

Early-day motions are a vital component of political expression for Back-Bench Members of this House and thus for our wider democracy. In recent times, however, the EDM service has been progressively diminished, such that new motions now disappear from listing in the blue pages very quickly, and there is no consolidated list of recent EDMs printed each week. Will the Leader of the House use her good offices to press the House authorities to restore the EDM service to its former strength and ensure its long-term future?