House of Lords
Session 2000-01
Publications on the internet
Weekly Information Bulletin
Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th December 2000


Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107

Monday 11 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - How many British Firms are (a) covered by and (b) excluded from the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (L. Ashley of Stoke); What steps are being taken to ensure that new applicants to run the National Lottery will be able to provide, from the first date of operation, the 36,000 terminals required (L. Peyton of Yeovil); Whether under section 182 of the Licensing Act 1964, members of the public count as "performers" if they sing on licensed premises; and, if so, how local authorities can enforce public entertainment licensing legislation in a proportionate manner that is compatible with performers' rights under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (L. Bishop of Oxford).

Debate on the Address (second day) - Education, the Environment and Agriculture (B. Blackstone).

Tuesday 12 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Pursuant to the draft Immigration and Asylum Carriers Liability (Clandestine Entrants)(Application to Rail Freight) Regulations 2000, whether SNCF (French railways) has agreed safeguards to prevent clandestine entrants gaining entry to the United Kingdom by rail freight through the Channel Tunnel and, if not, how United Kingdom companies can protect themselves against liability (L. Berkeley); What action is being considered to reduce the number of deaths from accidents involving police vehicles in the light of the report by the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority recording that there has been an annual increase, since 1997-98, in such accidents (L. Campbell of Croy); Whether the number and quality of applicants for training in social work and for work in residential care home for children is deemed satisfactory and, if not, what action they propose to take to improve terms of service and recruitment (L. Northbourne); How many additional pensioners of the 2.3 million whom they are seeking to persuade to take up the minimum income guarantee actually applied for the guarantee in the August quarter of this year (B. Castle of Blackburn).

Debate on the Address (third day) - Foreign Affairs, International Development and Defence (B. Scotland of Asthal).

Wednesday 13 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether the compulsory retirement ages for doctors employed by the National Health Service will be abolished (L. Janner of Braunstone); How many rooms are to become available for the use of peers as a result of the provision of additional offices for Members of the House of Commons (L. Hardy of Wrath); What Government agency is investigating the laundering of Nigeria's state funds by former President Abacha in the United Kingdom, and when it will report (B. Williams of Crosby).

Debate on the Address (fourth day) - Health and Home Affairs (L. Hunt of Kings Heath).

Thursday 14 December (3.00pm)

Debate - European Union Committee Report on The Common European Policy on Security and Defence (15th Report, HL Paper 101)(B. Hilton of Eggardon).

Delegated Legislation - Millennium Commission (Substitution of a Later Date) Order 2000 - Motion for Approval.


Monday 18 December

Legislation - Private Security Industry Bill [HL] (2nd reading); Criminal Defence Service (Advice and Assistance) Bill [HL] (2nd reading).

Tuesday 19 December

Legislation - Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [HL] (2nd reading).

Wednesday 20 December

Debates - Balloted debates.

Thursday 21 December

Legislation - Regulatory Reform Bill [HL] (2nd reading).

Christmas Recess

House returns on Monday 15 January 2001

House of Lords home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Commons home page Contents Search Enquiries Ordering index

© Parliamentary copyright 2000
Prepared 9 December 2000