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EARLY DAY MOTIONS OF MORE THAN ONE SENTENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1701A2: tabled on 24 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Richard Burden on 23 July 2002. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'urges the removal of the rule that limits the use of quotations in EDMs.'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.