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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th October 2001


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Monday 22 October (2.30pm)

Introductions - Baroness Golding and Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville.

Oral Questions - Whether they have any plans to change the law of libel so that the burden of proof rests on the claimant (L. Beaumont of Whitley); What steps are being taking to identify those responsible for the movement of terrorist funds (L. Saatchi); Whether Government support offered to United Kingdom registered airlines following the hijacks in the United States on 11th September complies with European and United Kingdom competition policy (L. Berkeley); What measures are being taking to provide security for energy supplies (L. Ezra).

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

Unstarred Questions - Whether there are any plans to introduce a professional qualification for those involved, or seeking to be involved, in the management of early years' provision (B. Walmsley).

Tuesday 23 October (2.30pm)

Introductions - Lord Heseltine and Lord Radice.

Oral Questions - Whether to reconsider the refusal to extend the winter fuel payment for pensioners to severely disabled people under 60 years of age (L. Ashley of Stoke); Whether the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on 11th September have changed the outlook for the United Kingdom economy; and what Gross Domestic Product growth rates are now expected for 2001 and 2002 (L. Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay); When it is expected to complete the assessment of the five tests for joining the euro.(L. Taverne);What arrangements are in place for the award of Golden Jubilee medals to the police force (B. Howells of St Davids).

Legislation - British Overseas Territories Bill [HL] - (report stage).

Delegated Legislation - Financial Services and Markets Tribunal Rules 2001 - Motion to withdraw the Rules and replace them with Rules that preserve the confidentiality of proceedings in the Financial Services Appeals Tribunal.

Unstarred Question - What action is envisaged to help victims of paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland, with especial reference to the problems of those who have relocated to the mainland (B. Park of Monmouth).

Wednesday 24 October (2.30pm)

Introductions - Lord Maginnis of Drumglass.

Oral Questions - Whether the consideration of encouragement to suitable police officers to delay their retirement is being carried out; and when such consideration is expected to be concluded and its results made public (L. Janner of Braunstone); To what extent would the government be prepared to allow a budget deficit to expand to maintain economic growth in the United Kingdom. (L. Northbrook).

Debates - The concept of service, especially in the public sector (L. Bishop of Oxford); The Educational needs of children and young people in public care(B. Andrews).

Unstarred Question - What is the response to the escalation of violations of religious liberty in many parts of the world and whether measures similar to those adopted by the United States Congress will be considered (B. Cox).

Thursday 25 October(3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Whether to accept the estimate that the Transport and General Workers' Union gave to the recent Trades Union Conference that 250,000 manufacturing jobs will be lost in the next two years (B. Miller of Hendon); What is the assessment of the social and economic consequences of the recently announced cuts and reductions in services by British airlines (L. Dubs); How it is proposed that specialist schools should share facilities and expertise with the community and neighboring schools (B. Sharp of Guildford).

Legislation - International Development Bill [HL] (third reading); Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill [HL] (third reading).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Registered Design Regulations 2001 - Motion for Approval.


Monday 29 October

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (second reading).

Tuesday 30 October

Legislation - British Overseas Territories Bill [HL] - (third reading); Land Registration Bill [HL] (Report stage).

Unstarred Question - Whether an assessment has been carried out regarding the threat from ballistic missiles and how best to encounter them (L. Archer of Sandwell).

Wednesday 31 October

Introductions - Baroness Michie of Gallanach and Conrad Black, Esq.


Legislation - National Heritage Bill [HL] - (second reading).

Thursday 1 November

Unstarred Question - What steps are being taken to increase the involvement of women in the democratic process (B. Gould of Potternewton).

Delegated Legislation - AFFIRMATIVE ORDERS.

Friday 2 November

Legislation - Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] - (second reading).

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