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EARLY DAY MOTIONS OF MORE THAN ONE SENTENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1701: tabled on 23 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House calls for the modernisation of the parliamentary rules regarding early day motions and in particular the requirement for a motion to be confined to one sentence; believes that it leads to poor expression, bad grammar, needless lists and excessive use of semi-colons, techniques which set poor grammatical standards unworthy of honourable Members; notes that a maximum word limit would suffice as a replacement ruling that would still encourage brevity; and resolves to end the requirement for early day motions to be no more than one sentence.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

EARLY DAY MOTIONS OF MORE THAN ONE SENTENCE (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'for' to 'end' in line 6, and insert 'maintenance of'.
Conservative, Worthing West
2
signatures
EDM 1701A1: tabled on 24 July 2002
EARLY DAY MOTIONS OF MORE THAN ONE SENTENCE (Amendment 2)
at end add 'urges the removal of the rule that limits the use of quotations in EDMs.'.
Labour, Newport West
2
signatures
EDM 1701A2: tabled on 24 July 2002