Procedure Committee

Session 2005-06 Press Notice No 7. 23 March 2006


PUBLIC EVIDENCE SESSION: EARLY DAY MOTIONS

The House of Commons Procedure Committee will hold the first public evidence session in connection with the inquiry into Early Day Motions (EDMs) as follows:

Tuesday 28 March 4.15pm Committee Room 20. Witnesses: Norman Baker MP, Rt Hon Douglas Hogg MP, and Mr David Kidney MP

An uncorrected version of the transcript will appear on the Committee's on these pages within about a week of the date of the session.

Likely topics of discussion are:

€ the uses currently made of EDMs by Members and others;

€ what opportunities presently exist, and what others might be introduced, to allow EDMs to be brought before and debated by the House;

€ whether the existing procedures for the tabling and printing of EDMs are appropriate; and

€ the merits of allowing the tabling of EDMs, and of amendments and added names to them, by electronic means.

As Committee Rooms are liable to change, those attending are advised to check the room location on arrival. The Committee Office recorded information line (020 7219 2033) provides details of select and standing committee meetings being held within the next two days. Guidance for those wishing to attend select committee meetings held in public can be found on these pages.