HC Deb 12 July 1973 vol 859 cc1796-8
Mr. Speaker

We must move on. I have a statement to make.

For the debate on Thursday 19th July, on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, hon. Members may hand into my office by 9.30 on the morning of Wednesday 18th July, 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.

The debate on the Second Reading of this Bill is, in the words of Erskine May on page 729 of the 18th Edition, commensurate with the whole range of administrative policy". It covers, for example, all the main Estimates originally presented for the, current financial year (in House of Commons Papers 112 and 114) and the Revised and Supplementary Estimates presented since then (in House of Commons Papers 315, 316 and 317). It will be in order, on Second Reading, to raise any topic falling within the compass of these Estimates.

I shall put out the result of the ballot later on Wednesday 18th July.