§ The Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. John Biffen)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. With your permission and in the light of your ruling, I think it would be for the convenience of the House if the business for the rest of the week were reorganised as follows:
WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER—Debate under Standing Order No. 10.
Motions on the Civil Defence (Grant) and (General Local Authority Functions) Orders for England and Wales and for Scotland.
Ways and Means resolution relating to oil taxation.
THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER—Opposition (1st allotted day). There will be a debate on the Government cuts in the National Health Service, which will arise on an Opposition motion.
FRIDAY 28 OcToBER—There will be a debate on the Civil Service on a motion for the Adjournment of the House.
§ Mr. John Silkin (Lewisham, Deptford)
On behalf of the Opposition, I thank the right hon. Gentleman for responding so rapidly to our request. I also thank his advisers for the speed with which they have managed to inform us of what was in his mind.