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Weekly Information Bulletin: 5th May 2001

7 MAY - 10 MAY

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

Monday 7 May

Bank Holiday - The House will not be sitting

Tuesday 8 May (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What is being done with regard to the present developments in Zimbabwe (B. Rawlings); What action is being taken, in addition to clauses in the Criminal Justice and Police Bill, to prevent the Animal Liberation Front from damaging the pharmaceutical industry in the United Kingdom (L. Campbell of Croy); How it is intended to follow-up the findings of the report of the investigation into Mirror Group Newspapers plc, published on 30th March 2001 (L. Phillips of Sudbury); Given that the aim of a nuclear weapon-free world would require Trident and its weapons to be destroyed, when and how it is envisaged that this will take place (L. Jenkins of Putney).

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Police Bill (committee stage - 3rd day).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Sex Offenders (Notice Requirements)(Foreign Travel) Regulations 2001; Draft Financial Investigations (Northern Ireland) Order 2001; Draft Broadcasting (Subtitling) Order 2001; Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act and Meaning of Collective Investment Scheme) Order 2001; Draft Advisory Centre on WTO Law (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001 - Motions for Approval.

Wednesday 9 May (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether, in the light of recent historical research, it will be arranged for the renaming of the New Forest historical monument which is currently designated "The Rufus Stone" (V. Oxfuird); What is the justification for the subsidising of organic farming (L. Taverne); Whether, following the six month pilot study of a voluntary smart card, there are any plans to introduce such an identity card nationally (B. Sharples).

Debates - Effects of Government policies on the United Kingdom's economic wellbeing, on employment, on social exclusion and on inequality (L. Brooke of Alverthorpe).

Thursday 10 May (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What impact the local Public Service Agreements are expected to have on the Best Value regime for local authorities (L. Bowness); What measures are being taken to combat corruption in developing countries (B. Whitaker); Whether there could be a shortage in the supply of gas at peak periods (L. Ezra).

Legislation - Culture and Recreation Bill [HL] (committee stage - 1st day).


Monday 14 May

Legislation - Culture and Recreation Bill [HL] (committee stage - 2nd day).

Tuesday 15 May

Legislation - International Development Bill (second reading).

Wednesday 16 May

Cross Bench Debates

Thursday 17 May

Legislation - Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (report stage - 2nd day).

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