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Weekly Information Bulletin: 24th November 2001


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Monday 26 November (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether the work of the several Government Departments concerned with the promotion of sport and physical activity is being effectively coordinated (L Jenkin of Roding); Why it is considered opposing the government of a friendly country to be inconsistent with the good character requirement for the award of British citizenship (L. Avebury); What conclusions the Ministry of Defence has now reached on the potential interference caused by wind farms to low flying aircraft (L. Wallace of Saltaire).

Legislation - Human Reproductive Cloning Bill [HL] - (second reading, committee and remaining stages); European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (committee stage).

Delegated Legislation - The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2001 - Motion for approval.

Tuesday 27 November (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether any lessons have been learned from the preventative health measures taken to protect troops deployed in the Gulf War which can now be applied to military personnel currently on standby for active service (L. Bramall); If a referendum is held in Gibraltar on any proposal arising from the current talks between Britain and Spain, will the result be upheld by both the British and Spanish Governments (L. Hoyle); Whether the Government will reconsider the statutory requirement that a life sentence is mandatory for murder (L. Ashley of Stoke); What is the response to the prediction that the Climate Change Levy will raise the costs of the engineering industry by a total of about £90 million a year at a time when the industry's contraction is predicted to reach double figures in percentage terms (B. Miller of Hendon).

Legislation - Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (second reading); Christmas Day (Trading) Bill [HL] - (committee stage).

Wednesday 28 November (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - How it is intended to work with the Russian government to ensure that Russian weapons and technical and scientific capabilities do not become available to international terrorist organisations and enemy countries (L. Hunt of Chesterton); What conclusions have been drawn from the first recruitment campaign for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (L. Rogan); What steps are being taken to carry forward the proposal made by the Prime Minister in his speech to the Labour Party Conference in October for a partnership for Africa between the developed and the developing world based on the New Africa Initiative (L. Blaker).

Legislation - Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (committee stage - first day).

Unstarred Question - Whether there is satisfaction with the increasing use of short-and medium-term contracts in the further and higher education sector (B. Sharp of Guildford).

Thursday 29 November (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - How universities can contribute effectively to the review of public spending in higher education without knowing the outcome of the review of student finance (L. Hannay of Chiswick); Who is responsible for considering the possible consequences of major emergencies or acts of terrorism within London and for preparing plans to respond to such events (L. Dixon-Smith); When is it expected that a statement will be made on the implementation of the National Road Safety Strategy (L. Faulkner of Worcester).

Legislation - Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (committee stage - second day).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2001 - Motion for Approval; Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/2301) - Motion to revoke.


Monday 3 December

Legislation - Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (committee stage - third day).

Unstarred Question - Whether there will be a review of the policy, procedure and responsibilities in relation to closure of magistrates courts in England and Wales and the effect of such closures on local justice and on the communities which the courts serve (L. Phillips of Sudbury).

Tuesday 4 December

Legislation - National Heritage Bill [HL] - (report stage); Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (committee stage - fourth day).

Wednesday 5 December

Debates - Individual rights of access under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to information held by central government departments to come into force at the same time as publication schemes are implemented in November 2002 (L. Goodhart); The Government's decision that their recommendation for British membership of the Eurozone should be based on wider considerations than the five economic tests (L. Taverne).

Unstarred Question - How it is intended to ensure the free movement of goods by rail through the Channel Tunnel (L. Berkeley).

Thursday 6 December

Legislation - Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (report stage - first day).

Delegated Legislation - The Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001 - Motion for approval.

Friday 7 December

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

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