§ Mr. Speaker
I have two brief announcements to make to the House. First, I remind hon. Members that on the motion for the Adjournment of the House on Friday 27 July up to eight hon. Members may raise with Ministers subjects of their own choice. Applications should reach my office by 10 p.m. on Monday next. A ballot will be held on Tuesday morning and the result made known as soon as possible thereafter.
As regards the business for next week and the debate on Thursday 26 July on Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, hon. Members may hand in to my office by 9 a.m. on Wednesday 25 July their names and the topics that they wish to raise. The ballot will be carried out as on the previous occasion. An hon. Member may hand in only his own name and one topic.
The debate will cover all the main Estimates originally presented for the current financial year in House of Commons Papers 244, 266 and 280 of the previous Session and the Supplementary and Revised Estimates presented since in House of Commons Papers 125 and 126. It will be in order on Second Reading to raise any topic falling within the compass of those Estimates. I shall issue the result of the ballot later on 25 July.