Wales round-up: 18 December 2009

17 December 2009

Parliamentary business relating to Wales for the week ending 18 December 2009

Written questions

In addition to oral questions, MPs and Peers can ask government ministers questions for written answer. These are often used to obtain detailed information about policies and statistics on the activities of government departments.


Early Day Motions

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few EDMs are actually debated. Instead, they are used for reasons such as publicising the views of individual MPs, drawing attention to specific events or campaigns, and demonstrating the extent of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view

Welsh Affairs Committee

The Welsh Affairs Committee's remit is to examine matters within the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales).

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