HC Deb 19 July 1984 vol 64 c522
Mr. Speaker

I have two statements to make. The first is about the debate following the Consolidated Fund.

The debate on the motion for the Adjournment will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund Bill on Wednesday 25 July. Hon. Members should submit their subjects to my office not later than 9 am on Tuesday 24 July. A list showing the subjects and times will be published later that day. Normally the time allotted will not exceed 1½ hours, but I propose to exercise a discretion to allow one or two debates to continue for longer, up to a maximum of three hours. Where identical or similar subjects have been entered by different hon. Members whose names are drawn in the 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 hon. Members to keep in touch with developments if they are not to miss their turn.

My second statement is about the tabling of oral questions. The details of the implications of the announcement by the Leader of the House on the dates for giving notice of questions are available in the Table Office. I have directed the Table Office to hold a shuffle for questions this evening at 6 o'clock instead of the customary 4 o'clock.