HC Deb 14 December 1995 vol 268 c1110

4.2 pm

Madam Speaker

I too have a short statement to make about Wednesday mornings. As the House knows, under the new Standing Order No. 10 the period from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on three Wednesday mornings in each Session is allocated to Select Committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee.

The Chairman of the Liaison Committee has informed me that the Committee has selected the following Wednesdays for my approval: 7 February, 24 April and 26 June. I have agreed those dates, and I think it would be helpful if they were generally known as far ahead as possible. The actual reports to be debated on those three Wednesdays will be chosen by the Liaison Committee nearer the time and notified by my office a week in advance.

The three half-hour debates on these dates, from 12.30 to 2 o'clock, are unaffected and Members should submit topics to my office in the normal way.