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Early-Day Motions

Leader of the House written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Early-Day Motions procedure.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

The Government's assessment of the procedures governing Early-Day Motions was set out in its July 2007 response to the Procedure Committee's report "Public Petitions and Early Day Motions".

The Government agreed with the conclusion of the Committee that—while there are some concerns about the number of EDMs—restricting the rules of eligibility for EDMs by reference to subject matter or by imposing a ration for each Member would not be appropriate.

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