The business for next week will be as follows:
MONDAY 9 DECEMBER—There will be a debate on the Channel fixed link on a motion for the Adjournment of the House.
Afterwards there will be a debate on a motion to take note of European Community documents relating to hormone growth promoters. Details of the relevant documents will be given in the Official Report.
TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER—Second Reading of the Gas Bill.
Remaining stages of the European Communities (Spanish and Portuguese Accession) Bill [Lords].
WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER—Opposition day—(2nd Allotted Day). There will be a debate on an Opposition motion entitled "The Housing Crisis and Urban Deprivation".
Motion relating to the Crown Prosecution Service (Transfer of Staff) Regulations.
There will be a debate on a motion to take note of European Community documents relating to the European regional development fund. Details of the documents concerned will be given in the Official Report.
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER—There will be a debate on a motion to approve the Chancellor of the Exchequer's autumn statement.
Motion on the Social Security (Contributions, Re-rating) Order.
FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER—Private Members' motions.
MONDAY 16 DECEMBER—Until seven o'clock, private Members' motions.
Remaining stages of the Education (Amendment) Bill.
Motion on the Education Support Grants (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations.
It is expected that the Chairman of Ways and Means will name opposed private business for consideration at seven o'clock.
The House will wish to know, Mr. Speaker, that it will be proposed that, subject to the progress of business, the House should rise for the Christmas Adjournment on Friday 20 December until Monday 13 January.