HC Deb 08 December 1983 vol 50 c472
Mr. Speaker

I wish to make a short statement about the arrangements for the debate on the motion for the Adjournment which will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund Bill on Monday 19 December.

Members should submit their subject to my office not later than 9 am on Wednesday 14 December. A list showing the subjects and the times will be published later that day. Normally the time allocated to each subject will not exceed one and a half hours, but I propose to exercise a discretion to allow one or two debates to continue for rather longer, to a maximum of three hours. Where identical or similar subjects have been entered by different Members whose names are drawn in a ballot, only the first name will be shown on the list. As some debates may not last the full time allotted to them, it is the responsibility of Members to keep in touch with developments if they are not to miss their turn.