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'Early Day Motion' is the term used to describe notices of motions given by Members that are not generally expected to be debated. Effectively, the tabling of an EDM is a device to draw attention to the issue, and to elicit support for it by the means of inviting other Members to add their signatures to the motion. Members may also table amendments to existing motions. 

EDMs, amendments to them, and the names of signatories to both, are circulated in the Vote Bundle, the daily working papers of the House of Commons. These are published by The Stationery Office (TSO), but unlike Hansard they do not have a wide circulation. Despite this, EDMs can oftehn attract a great deal of publicity, and many people regard them as a gauge of opinion. 

Early Day Motions
Relevant to Financial and Monetary Issues

Our No

edm No.

Title

Date

Sponsor

Signatures

1

1

Restoring the Link between Earnings and Basic Pension

17.11.99

Flynn/Paul

76

2

2

Take-Up of the Minimum Income Guarantee

17.11.99

Flynn/Paul

67

3

23

Conduct of the Chancellor of the Exchequer

17.11.99

Fowler/Norman

112

4

68

WTO Ministerial Conference

22.11.99

Walley/Joan

95

5

86

Banks and their Customers

24.11.99

Baker/Norman

66

6

141

Liberal Democrat Party and FSM Bill

06.12.99

Loughton/Tim

17

7

161

Limit on Homes Debt Repayment

08.12.99

Flynn/Paul

29

8

164

Level of National Minimum Wage

08.12.99

Organ/Diana

69

9

193

World Trade Organisation

14.12.99

Chaytor/David

68

10

205

Debt Cancellation

15.12.99

Drown/Julia

178

11

212

World Trade Organisation (2)

16.12.99

Colman/Tony

44

12

251

Mortgage Regulation

12.01.00

Cable/Vincent

35

13

261

Use of UNCTAD for Multinational Investment

13.01.00

Colman/Tony

9

14

282

Free Access to Cash Machines

17.01.00

Chidgey/David

49

15

297

Investment in the NHS

19.01.00

Kennedy/Charles

46

16

310

British Airways’ Treatment of its Pensioners

24.01.00

Cable/Vincent

15

17

312

Tobin Tax

24.01.00

Barnes/Harry

25

18

314

Objective One Funding for Wales

24.01.00

Wigley/Dafydd

3

19

318

Tuition Fees in Scotland

25.01.00

Willis/Phil

16

20

334

World Economic Forum

01.02.00

Hayes/John

11

21

350

Rural Banking Services

03.02.00

Marsden/Paul

7