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FREE OUR BILLS CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 221: tabled on 09 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes it has a duty to publish Bills in such a fashion that they can be accessed as easily and as early as possible by the public; notes that the non-partisan Free Our Bills campaign is urging the House to publish bill texts in a new electronic format to improve accessibility and public scrutiny of legislation; notes that the changes requested have no impact on the content of bills, nor upon the process by which they are currently made; notes that the new format can be delivered cheaply and quickly; notes that the Leader of the House's Office has not accepted a prior request for new formatting from mySociety, nor has provided any explanation of why the changes cannot be made; and calls on the Leader of the House to take all necessary steps to ensure that House of Commons Clerks work with the Free Our Bills campaign staff to commence publication of Bills in the new format.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Lewes
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2008
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 11 December 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Foyle
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 16 December 2008
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2008
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Manchester Central
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
St Albans
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Glasgow East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Leeds North West
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
Westbury
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Winchester
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 23 March 2009
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Dover
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
Ilford North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 15 December 2008
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Bristol West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Rugby and Kenilworth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
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.