Early day motion system (2016)

Request

  1. Since the general election of 2015 how much has it cost to provide/run the EDM or Early Day Motion system for MPs ?
  2. Could you please provide a top 10 list to date of MPs who use the system?

 

Response

  1. Since the general election of 2015 how much has it cost to provide/run the EDM or Early Day Motion system for MPs?
    Estimated information is held by the House of Commons.  The estimated cost of running the Early Day Motion (EDM) system for MPs since the General Election of 2015 is approximately £400,000.  This includes the cost of printing EDMs and of the staff time involved in processing and preparing EDMs for publication, but, as it is difficult to disaggregate this from other work, the figure is subject to a margin of error.
  2. Could you please provide a top 10 list to date of MPs who use the system?
    We have interpreted your request to be for a top 10 list of MPs who sponsor and sign support of EDMs and this information is held by the House of Commons. 
    Table for information from 8 May 2015 to 8 September 2016 (CSV CSV 1 KB).