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Submitting an Early Day Motion

Submitting an Early Day Motion (EDM) is a way of expressing an opinion, publicising a cause or supporting a position. You submit your EDM to the Table Office and once the Table Office has approved it, it’s been tabled.

EDMs are rarely debated. Occasionally, an EDM is the topic of an Opposition day debate, or the Backbench Business Committee may allocate time for a debate.

If you refer to your EDM in business questions, then Hansard will print the text of the EDM in full.

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