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Ballot For Notices Of Motions For Friday 27Th May

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We are about to draw a Ballot for Private Members' motions on 27th May. The Leader of the House has announced that he hopes that the House will rise on that day. Clearly, of course, that would be the day for Adjournment debates, when Back Benchers have an opportunity to raise their own subjects in debate. It seems that, unless the Government move to alter the day for the Private Members' motions, Back Benchers will be deprived of one day of business. Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I ask through you whether the Government are prepared to restore that day to Private Members.

I believe that discussions are under way on this matter, but it is not, of course, a point of order for me. I am fulfilling the instruction of the House to hold a Ballot today.

Members successful in the Ballot were:

  • Mr. Michael Brotherton.
  • Mr. Spencer Le Marchant.
  • Mr. Donald Stewart.