HC Deb 29 July 1976 vol 916 cc890-1
Mr. Speaker

With regard to the business for next week, for the debate on Wednesday 4th August on Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, hon. Members may hand into my office by 9 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday 3rd August their names and the topics that 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 745 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 266 and 276, and the revised and supplementary Estimates presented since then in House of Commons Papers 483 and 484.

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 3rd August.