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Three Early Day Motions

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=32301&SESSION=885

EDM 626 LOCAL AUTHORITY ADOPTION TARGETS

That this House notes that local authorities and their staff are incentivised to ensure that children are adopted; is concerned about increasing numbers of babies being taken into care, not for the safety of the infant, but because they are easy to get adopted; and calls urgently for effective scrutiny of care proceedings to stop this from happening.

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=32304&SESSION=885

EDM 629 MINISTERIAL RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS

That this House notes that from time to time ministers incompletely answer questions, refuse to provide
information or give no answer to written questions, resulting in a substantial failure of public accountability; therefore believes that it is right for processes to exist to force ministers to give proper answers in the public interest; and calls for all appropriate bodies to act to ensure that public accountability is upheld.

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=32308&SESSION=885

EDM 633 SUPERCASINOS AND REFERENDA

That this House notes that there are many uncertainties relating to the proposals to have more larger casinos; further notes that there is certainty that there will be some people with a greater gambling problem for which there is little psychological support; recognises that there are downsides as well as upsides to the establishment of a regional casino; believes there should be a local debate in any area suggested; and calls for a local referendum in any area chosen for a regional casino.


Interestingly the one off the blocks with the most signatures (very difficult to achieve on the first day) is that relating to adoptions.

Comments

Benedict White said…
John, thanks for the link that you placed on my blog.

I notice now that it has less signatures than others. Have you asked Eric Pickles? Also if you run into Nick Soames ask him too. I will be.

I will also be blogging some more on the subject shortly.
John Hemming said…
Generally I don't lobby other MPs on EDMs. It is far more effective from Constituents.

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