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World Book Day 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 959: tabled on 08 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates World Book Day on celebrating its 25th Anniversary on 3 March 2022; commends its success in distributing 15 million book tokens annually in places of education; notes that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success; further notes that the British economy could be £30 billion larger by 2030 if every child left primary education with the reading skills they need; recognises the importance of children from all backgrounds having the opportunity to choose and own a book; and welcomes World Book Day’s campaign to inspire more children to think of themselves as readers.

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.

Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2022
Strangford
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2022
Hemel Hempstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2022
Islington North
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2022
Bath
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2022
York Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Glasgow South West
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2022
Upper Bann
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Arfon
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 21 February 2022
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2022
Richmond Park
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 21 February 2022
Leicester East
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2022
Ealing Central and Acton
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2022
Ealing, Southall
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Gordon
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2022
City of Durham
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2022
Gateshead
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2022
Cardiff West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2022
Twickenham
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2022
West Lancashire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2022
East Antrim
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2022
Worthing West
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2022
Streatham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.