Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions submitted by MPs for debate in parliament. Very few EDMS are actually tabled for debate in the House but by sponsoring and supporting motions, MPs indicate an interest and concern in a matter or an event sufficient to want to bring the matter to greater attention.
A full listing of EDMs can be searched here.
For EDMs and signatures prior to 1989/90, please contact the House of Commons Information Office 020 7219 4272
The EDMs below state the motion reference, the date it was submitted, the sponsor of the motion, the number of MPs that signed in support of it and their names.
If your MP has sponsored or supported an EDM on a subject of which you feel strongly, why not write and thank him/her for doing this?
If you feel there is a subject that your MP should sponsor or support, why not write to them and ask them to do this?
Some of the EDMs presented in the current and previous parliamentary term (2007 - 2008) can be found below. Further examples can be found in Hansard.
DEC GAZA CRISIS APPEAL
'That this House is astonished by the refusal of the BBC and Sky to broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Gaza Crisis Appeal; considers that the explanations given for this decision by BBC spokespersons are both unconvincing and incoherent; and draws attention to the fact that people wishing to obtain information about the Gaza appeal can contact the DEC by visiting www.dec.org.uk.'