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Weekly Information Bulletin: 10th November 2001


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Monday 12 November (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - When it is expected to publish the findings of the medical study of the health effects of the multiple immunisation programme adopted by the Ministry of Defence to protect service men and women deployed in the Gulf War (L. Morris of Manchester); What is the current situation with regard to the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh; and when the statue will be moved to its final destination (B. Trumpington); What role is envisaged for the private sector in enhancing the delivery of public services (V. Goschen); Whether, in view of the low turnout and votes for elected mayors in the recent referendums, it is proposed to test public opinion on the demand for regional assemblies (B. Hanham).

Legislation - Homelessness Bill (second reading); European Communities (Finance) Bill (second reading).

Unstarred Question - Whether the legislation governing the National Trust in England and Wales is in need of modernisation (L. Patten).

Tuesday 13 November (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether the English Tourism Council will now be given the responsibility and adequate finance to market Tourism for England in close co-operation with the Regional Tourist Boards (L. Montagu of Beaulieu); Whether there has been discussion with the French government regarding the possibility of joint Franco-British assessment at Sangatte of third country nationals wishing to enter either the United Kingdom or France; and, if so, with what result (L. Hylton); What is considered to be the necessary pre-conditions for a viable, sustainable Palestine (E. Sandwich); When it is planned to bring the Freedom of Information Act 2000 into force in relation to Government Departments (L. Goodhart).

Legislation - European Communities (Finance) Bill (committee and remaining stages); Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (report stage).

Unstarred Question - What future is envisaged for British Transport Police in the light of the recent publication of their consultation paper (L. Faulkner of Worcester).

Wednesday 14 November (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What conclusions have been drawn from the figures for road safety published by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (L. Higgins); What is the policy on the use of cluster bombs in operations against Taliban terrorists (L. Campbell of Croy); How many police investigations are underway under the Terrorism Act 2000 with a view to deporting terrorists (L. Rotherwick).

Debates - The future of London Underground (L. Peyton of Yeovil); The arrangements for post-16 education (L. Pilkington of Oxenford).

Legislation - National Heritage Bill [HL] (committee stage).

Thursday 15 November (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What is the basis for the statement that 3.5 million jobs depend on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union (L. Pearson of Rannoch); What action is being taken towards the establishment of a global bio-security order (L. Judd); When the Human Rights Act 1998 will be amended in order that known terrorists in the United Kingdom who are wanted by other countries may be extradited (B. Blatch).

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (committee stage - 1st day).

Delegated Legislation - Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification Order) 2001; Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (Modification) 2001; Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Technical Advisory Board) Order 2001; Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 2001 - Motions for approval.

Friday 16 November (11.00am)

Legislation - Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] - (committee stage).


Monday 19 November

Delegated Legislation - Human Rights Act 1998 (Designation Derogation) Order 2001 - Motion for Approval.

Legislation - Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] - (third reading).

Tuesday 20 November

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (committee stage - 2nd Day).

Unstarred Question - Supporting the case for a cleaner coal demonstration plant (L. Lofthouse of Pontefract).

Wednesday 21 November

Debates - The place of the financial services industry in the economy of the United Kingdom (L. Levene of Portsoken); The issues now confronting the National Health Service with particular reference to medical teaching and research (L. Walton of Detchant).

Unstarred Question - Given that there are proposals to legislate to proscribe incitement to religious hatred, why is it not considered appropriate to treat such incitement as an aggravating circumstance under existing law to afford a greater sentence (L. Campbell of Alloway).

Thursday 22 November

Legislation - Office of Communications Bill [HL] (report stage).

Delegated Legislation - The Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2001; The Maternity and Paternal Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001; The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001; The Uncertified Securities Regulations 2001 - Motions for approval.

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