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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th April 2001


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Monday 9 April (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Improving Relations with Taiwan (L. Faulkner of Worcester); Whether an inquiry into the resolution of Holocaust era insurance claims against United Kingdom companies will be conducted (L. Janner of Braunstone); Whether there is any evidence that some elderly patients in care homes are not getting free National Health Service treatment, and whether free National Health Service treatment for all remains Government policy (L. Ashley of Stoke); Screening and treatment of prostate cancer (L. Ezra).

Legislation - Elections Bill (committee and remaining stages).

Tuesday 10 April (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Reducing fraud in the system of housing benefit (L. Campbell of Croy); What proportion of the reduction in the claimant count for unemployment since 1997 is the result of people entering employment (E. Russell); Whether the Government agrees with the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, that junior ranks acting on orders believed to be proper are liable to be impleaded to stand trial for war crimes, and, if so, whether in the exercise of the Treaty-making power of the Crown, a declaration (under Article 124) excluding application of Article 8 to the armed forces should be made on ratification of the International Criminal Court Statute (L. Campbell of Alloway); Whether it is considered that the use of unattributed briefings to the media represents an appropriate mechanism for announcing Government policy (V. Goschen).

Legislation - Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (report stage - 1st day).

Easter Recess

House Returns on Monday 23 April 2001


Monday 23 April

Legislation - Armed Forces Bill (second reading).

Unstarred Question - What further help is being considered for people who were infected with hepatitis "C" by contaminated National Health Service blood products and the dependants of those who have since died in consequence of their infection (L. Morris of Manchester).

Tuesday 24 April

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (report stage - 1st day).

Unstarred Question - What is the response to Racial Harassment: Action on the Ground, a Report by Gerard Lemos for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and to the proposals for improving services for tackling racist incidents and harassment in the United Kingdom (B. Prashar).

Wednesday 25 April

Debates - Role of national policy makers in creating a learning society (B. Prashar); Violations of human rights in Iran and the policy of HMG towards Iran (L. Alton of Liverpool).

Unstarred Question - What steps are being taken towards a comprehensive reform of anti-discrimination legislation in the United Kingdom, particularly regarding discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation (L. Lester of Herne Hill).

Thursday 26 April

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (report stage - 2nd day).

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