Ballots for Notices of Motions

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 1966.

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Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen 12:00 am, 1st March 1966

Under the Order of the House of 11th November last, Ballots are to be held today for Private Members' Motions on Thursday, 17th March, and tomorrow for Private Members' Motions on Friday, 18th March.

In view of the announcement that Parliament will be dissolved on 10th March I have a proposal to make on which I would like to know the pleasure of the House.

I would, if the House allowed, propose to cancel the arrangements for tomorrow's Ballot which fall to be made under my authority, that is to say, the placing of the book for signatures in the No Lobby, and the placing of notices about the House.

I take it that hon. Members have no objection to that.

Hon. Members:

Hear, hear.