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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th July 2001

9 JULY - 12 JULY

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Monday 9 July (2.30pm)

Introductions - Lord Bhatia and Lord Moser

Oral Questions - What is the Governments response to recent developments in Sudan (B. Cox); Whether it is intended to legislate to give shareholders the right to fix the remuneration of company directors (L. Tebbit); What arrangements are being made to evaluate the relevance of a missile defence system to national and international security priorities, with particular reference to the outcome of the last defence review (L. Judd); What is the policy on the incineration of waste (L. Ezra).

Legislation - Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill [HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Questions - Whether the recommendations of the Carnegie Trust report "Taking the Initiative: promoting young people's involvement in public decision making in the UK" to encourage more active citizenship will be implemented (B. Massey); What action is intended to be taken in response to the decline in the number of women Members of Parliament in the current Parliament (B. Thomas of Walliswood).

Tuesday 10 July (2.30pm)

Introductions - Lord Ouseley and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff.

Oral Questions - What is their response to reports that some asylum seekers have left their home countries to escape female genital mutilation, and that some of their claims for asylum have been rejected on the grounds that they are victims of persecution from individuals, not from the state (B. Rendell of Babergh); Whether the pledge to eradicate child poverty relates only to the financial poverty of families or whether they also intend to address the cycle of disadvantage and deprivation which affects many families (L. Northbourne); How it will be ensured that smaller political parties have access to free broadcasting time during general elections (L. Beaumont of Whitley); What is the policy on the 20 day standstill movement proposal for livestock animals (B. Byford).

Legislation - British Overseas Territories Bill [HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Question - Promoting the welfare of retired greyhounds (L. Lipsey).

Wednesday 11 July (2.30pm)

Introductions - Lady Howe of Idlicote and Lord Pendry.

Oral Questions - Whether it is within the remit of social services departments or the jurisdiction of the courts to choose which method of competent medical treatment (according to the BOLAM principle) is best for a patient where more than one type of competent treatment is available (C. of Mar); Whether it will be confirmed that the "No Fly Zone" in northern Iraq will be maintained, together with the related allied air patrols (L. Hylton); What priority is being given to implementing policies designed to improve public services for people with a mental illness (L. Clement-Jones).

Debate - The state of Her Majesty's prisons (L. Hurd of Westwell).

Unstarred Question - What proposals are there to ensure the comprehensive subtitling of television programmes (L. Ashley of Stoke).

Thursday 12 July (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What action is being taken to reduce the taking of sand eels and similar species given the effect this appears to be exerting upon the breeding of sea birds, particularly of kittiwakes and puffins on the Yorkshire coast (L. Hardy of Wath); Whether steps will be taken to encourage police officers, where appropriate, to delay their retirement (L. Janner of Braunstone); How it is envisaged the process of enlargement of the European Union can proceed after the rejection of the Nice Treaty in the Irish referendum (L. Lamont of Lerwick).

Delegated Legislation - Special Education Needs Code of Practice; Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001; Life Sentences (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2001; Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001; Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Drug Testing of Persons in Police Detention) (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2001; Immigration (Leave to Enter) Order 2001; Football (Disorder) (Duration of Powers) Order 2001; International Criminal Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001; The Specialised Agencies of the United Nations (Immunities and Privileges of UNESCO) Order 2001; The Sub-Post Office Start-Up Capital Subsidy Scheme Order 2001- Motions for approval.

Debate - Report of the Select Committee on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Session 2000-2001, HL Paper 34) (L. Peston).


Monday 16 July

Legislation - International Development Bill [HL] (committee stage).

Unstarred Question - What is the social and political situation in Pakistan (Bp of Rochester).

Tuesday 17 July

Introductions - Lord Condon and Mr Robin Corbett.

Legislation - Consolidated Fund Bill (remaining stages); Land Registration Bill [HL] (committee stage - 1st day).

Unstarred Question - Promoting tourism in the United Kingdom (L. Harrison).

Wednesday 18 July

Introductions - Lord Browne of Madingley and Lord Sutherland.

Debate - Making Parliament more effective in holding the Executive to accont, and therefore more relevant to voters (B. Williams of Crosby).

Unstarred Question - What assessment has been made of human rights abuses in China, and whether it is intended to re-assess the funding of agencies involved in population control measures in China (L. Alton of Liverpool).

Thursday 19 July

Introductions - Lord Campbell-Savours and Rt Hon. Barry Jones.

Legislation - Land Registration Bill [HL] (committee stage - 2nd day).

Unstarred Question - What the response will be to the recommendations of the Parekh Report on the future of multi-ethnic Britain (B. Uddin).


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