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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1684A1: tabled on 15 June 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 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 Chris Bryant on 13 June 2007. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add `but that, instead of the Strasbourg week, all Members of the European Parliament would be required to return to their national parliaments to engage in debate about EU matters.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the European Parliament, which is normally based in Brussels, holds 12 sessions per year in Strasbourg; believes that these monthly removals to Strasbourg are increasingly inconvenient, costly, wasteful, unnecessary and indefensible; thanks the people of Strasbourg for their hospitality over the years; but calls on the Member States to agree that all future sessions of the European Parliament be held in Brussels and that the quarterly meetings of the European Council, which has no alternative base in Brussels, be held in Strasbourg.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.