§ Mr. Speaker
With regard to the business for next week, for the debate on Thursday 31st 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 Wednesday 30th July their names and the topics 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 Second Reading of this 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 originally presented for the current financial year in House of Commons Papers 198 and 210, and the Supplementary Estimates presented since then in House of Commons Papers 444 and 445. It will be in order on Second Reading to raise any topic falling within the compass of those Estimates.
I shall put out the result of the ballot later on 30th July.