HC Deb 18 July 1974 vol 877 c673
Mr. Speaker

For the debate on Monday 29th July on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill hon. Members may hand in to my office by 9.30 on the morning of Thursday 25th July their names and the topic 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 the Bill is, to quote page 729 of Erskine May, commensurate with the whole range of administrative policy". It covers, for example, all the main estimates for the current financial year in House of Commons Papers Nos. 13 and 31, and the revised estimates presented since then in House of Commons Papers Nos. 55, 119, 202, 203 and 204. 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 Thursday 25th July.