§ Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [28th October]:
§ That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:
§ Most Gracious Sovereign,
§ We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
§ Question again proposed.
§ Mr. Speaker
May I first make two announcements? I think that it will be for the convenience of the House if I announce now that I have selected the two Amendments in the names of the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the apposition and his right hon. Friends, one for Monday on economic affairs, and one for Tuesday on housing.
For today's debate, twenty-two hon. Members have so far indicated their wish to speak. I regret that it will be impossible to call them all. I may be able to call a fair number, but only if speeches are brief.