§ Mr. Speaker
I have two brief statements to make. For the debate on Wednesday 17 December on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, hon. Members may hand in to my office by 9 am on Tuesday 16 December 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 or her own name and one topic.
The Consolidated Fund Bill includes the Defence and Civil Votes on Account for 1981–82, presented in House of Commons Papers Nos. 9, 10 and 11, and the Supplementary Estimates for 1980–81, presented in House of Commons Papers Nos. 7 and 8. It will be in order on Second Reading of the Bill to raise topics falling within the ambit of the expenditure proposed in these papers. I shall put out the result of the ballot later on 16 December.
I also remind hon. Members that on the motion for the Adjournment of the House on Friday 19 December up to eight Members may raise with Ministers subjects of their own choice. Applications should reach my office by 10 pm on Monday next. A ballot will be held on Tuesday morning and the result will be made known as soon as possible thereafter.