HC Deb 04 December 1986 vol 106 c1093
Mr. Speaker

I have a short statement to make about arrangements for the debate on the motion for the Adjournment that will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund Bill on Monday 15 December. Members should submit their subjects to my office not later than 9 am on Thursday 11 December. A list showing the subjects and the times will be published later that day. Normally the time allotted will not exceed one and a half hours, but I propose to exercise a discretion to allow one or two debates rather more time, up to a maximum of three hours. Where identical or similar subjects have been submitted by different Members whose names are drawn in the ballot, only the first name will appear 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.