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REFORM OF THE SPEAKERSHIP AND SELECT COMMITTEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1627: tabled on 10 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 103 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 that the Government should not control all the time on the floor of the House; considers that Parliament should be reinstated as an independent forum by empowering the Speaker, select committees and backbenchers; further believes that the Speaker, through a business committee of the whole House, should determine a significant part of debate on the floor of the House, whilst leaving adequate time for the Government to get its business through, to enable select committees and hon. Members to make substantive motions as well as Government and opposition parties; further believes that the Speaker should effectively become the non-partisan manager of the House, liaising with Government and opposition business managers; further considers that select committees, as well as scrutinising Government departments, should be upgraded to an advice and consent role on senior public appointments; further believes that Government should have to respond in detail to all select committee recommendations; further considers that select committee chairs should be selected by secret ballot of the whole House within the context of party balance; and further believes that select committees should be entitled to receive the kind of support from the National Audit Office and the Scrutiny Unit currently given to the Public Accounts Committee.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2009
Devizes
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2009
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2009
Wellingborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Solihull
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2009
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Gower
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Glasgow South West
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2009
Haltemprice and Howden
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2009
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Bolton South East
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2009
St Albans
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2009
Stratford-on-Avon
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 June 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
South Down
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Mansfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Bristol North West
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2009
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Pendle
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Torbay
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2009
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2009
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2009
Wyre Forest
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 16 June 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2009
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2009
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.