§ Mr. Speaker
Perhaps it will help if I inform the House that in the debate on Monday, 15th February, on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, 38 hon. Members may hand into my office by 9.30 on the morning of Friday, 12th February, their names and the topics which they wish to raise. The ballot will be carried out as on the last occasion. Hon. Members should give their full name plus the topic. Hon. Members may hand in only their own names and topics.
The Consolidated Fund Bill includes the Civil Vote of Account for the Financial Year, 1971–72, House of Commons Paper No. 143, and certain Civil and Defence Supplementary Estimates for the current year set out in House of Commons Papers Nos. 158, 159 and 160. It will be in order on Second Reading of the Bill to raise topics falling within the ambit of the expenditure proposed in those Papers. I shall put out the result of the Ballot later on Friday, 12th February.