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PRIMACY OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1275A1: tabled on 13 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 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 Mr David Clelland on 10 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.