Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few are actually debated. EDMs allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. MPs register their support by signing individual motions.
The EDM database contains up-to-date information on the latest EDMs and signatures added to existing EDMs. The database can be searched by EDM number, by Member (MP), by date and by topic and goes back to the 1989/90 session of Parliament. For EDMs and signatures prior to 1989/90, please contact the House of Commons Information Office.