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Publication of Early Day Motions

Early Day Motions (EDMS) are published online in the EDMs database. It’s searchable and updated twice a day. It includes the title and number of each EDM, the full text, and the names and parties of the MPs who’ve signed it. The database also shows which EDMs a particular MP has signed and when.

EDMs are also printed in a hard copy document that is available from the Vote Office. After an EDM has been printed, it is only reprinted if any names are added to it during the week it’s tabled or the following week. Only the first six names and any names added since the last printing are included when it’s reprinted.

If you mention your EDM in a business question to the Leader of the House, Hansard will print the text of the EDM in full.

In the rare event that a debate is scheduled, the EDM will be removed from the list of published EDMs and published instead in the Future Business section of the Order Paper and then on the Order Paper for the day of the debate.

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