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PRIMACY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1275: tabled on 10 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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.

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Motion text

That this House believes that a reformed House of Lords should not be a duplicate of the House of Commons; further believes that the primacy of the elected House of Commons and its special responsibility of representing people must be maintained and that an elected second chamber, however constituted, would inevitably challenge that primacy and lead to bad government; and notes that it is entirely possible to create a representative and accountable second chamber without direct elections.

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.

Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Greenock and Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Blyth Valley
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Northampton South
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Stockton North
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Dudley North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Easington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Linlithgow
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Burton
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Ilford South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Glasgow, Cathcart
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Clydesdale
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Corby
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Newport East
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Doncaster North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Falkirk West
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Manchester, Gorton
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2002
Bromsgrove
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2002
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Dundee East
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Western Isles
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Bassetlaw
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Leicester South
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Mitcham and Morden
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Dumbarton
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Mansfield
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Nuneaton
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Lewisham East
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Coventry North West
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
Broxbourne
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Dundee West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Huddersfield
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Birmingham, Erdington
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2002
West Bromwich East
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2002
Macclesfield

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.

PRIMACY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'Lords' to end and add 'cannot take over any of the functions of the Commons without the agreement of the House; and believes that we will, therefore, be able to maintain our primacy in legislative matters.'.
Labour, North East Derbyshire
4
signatures
EDM 1275A1: tabled on 13 May 2002
PRIMACY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'Commons' to end and add 'has been replaced by the primacy of Government which can only be checked by reviving a strong partnership of both chambers of Parliament, and devolving overcentralised power to the nations, regions and localities of the UK.'.
Labour, Nottingham North
1
signature
EDM 1275A2: tabled on 16 May 2002