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MINISTERIAL RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 629: tabled on 15 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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 notes that from time to time ministers incompletely answer questions, refuse to provide information or give no answer to written questions, resulting in a substantial failure of public accountability; therefore believes that it is right for processes to exist to force ministers to give proper answers in the public interest; and calls for all appropriate bodies to act to ensure that public accountability is upheld.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2007
East Londonderry
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2007
Belfast North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2007
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Cheadle
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
North Norfolk
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
South Antrim
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2007
South Down
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Leeds North West
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
North Cornwall
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Northavon
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2007
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2007
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Congleton
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

MINISTERIAL RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS (Amendment 1)
after `interest', insert `for example, by requiring Ministers who have responded thus to a question for written answer to answer such questions again orally on the floor of the House;'.
Liberal Democrat, Lewes
5
signatures
EDM 629A1: tabled on 23 January 2007