HC Deb 22 March 1965 vol 709 c37
Mr. Speaker

I have to tell the House something about Adjournment time.

It has been represented to me that it would be more convenient if subjects selected for debate on the Adjournment for the following fortnight could be made known not later than 1 p.m. on the relevant Thursday. I am willing to do this on the assumption that the change would meet the general wish of the House. I must ask, however, that Members desiring to raise a matter on the Adjournment should notify me before the rising of the House on the Wednesday before—that is, the Wednesday immediately preceding the next fortnightly period—instead of, as now, before 4 p.m. on the Thursday.

The new arrangement will be effective from Wednesday, 31st March.