§ Mr. Speaker
I have a short statement to make.
For the debate on Monday 4 August on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill hon. Members may hand in to my office by 9 am on Thursday 31 July their names and the topic 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 debate will cover all the main Estimates originally presented for the current financial year in House of Commons Papers Nos. 469, 470 and 471 and the Supplementary and Revised Estimates presented since then in House of Commons Papers Nos. 643, 644 and 645.
On Second Reading it will be in order to raise any topic falling within the compass of those Estimates.
I shall put out the result of the ballot later on 31 July.