HC Deb 25 January 1973 vol 849 c653
Mr. Speaker

Perhaps it will help if I inform the House that for the debate on Wednesday 31st January on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill, hon Members may hand into my office by 9.30 on the morning of Tuesday 30th January their names and the topics which they wish to raise. The ballot will be carried out as on the last occasion. An hon. Member may hand in only his own name and one topic. I should point out that this Bill includes only certain Supplementary Estimates for the current year—namely, those set out in House of Commons Papers Nos. 39 and 40.

In conformity with the long-standing practice of the House, it will be in order on Second Reading to refer only to expenditure covered by the Supplementary Estimates embodied in the Bill. Before I hold the ballot, it will be necessary for me to scrutinise the topics notice of which hon. Members will have handed in to see whether they are in order. I shall put in the ballot only those topics which I am satisfied are in order. I will publish the result of the poll later on Tuesday 30th January.

Mr. John Grant

On a point of order——

Mr. Speaker

Order. If it is a general point of order, it should come later.

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