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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1276A3: tabled on 16 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. 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 3.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'best' insert 'complimented by completing the important and necessary reform of this House, so that both institutions can work together to recapture their law-making functions from government, that they will be best'.

Original motion text

That this House believes that the important and necessary reform of the House of Lords will be best served by a period of reflection on precisely what powers and responsibilities the second chamber should have, before deciding how its members should be selected; and further believes that the United Kingdom's hard fought for democracy is well protected by the election of honourable Members, members of devolved assemblies, elected mayors and councillors and would be neither enhanced by an elected second chamber nor eroded by the creation of a second chamber constituted in a different way to the House of Commons.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.