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Weekly Information Bulletin: 8th December 2001


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Monday 10 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What advice is being given to doctors regarding antibiotic use in the event of exposure to the anthrax bacillus (L. Soulsby of Swaffham Prior); Whether it will be ensured that the experience of Northern Ireland in inter-denominationally integrated schools is taken into account in England and that parents are consulted about inter-faith education when new religious schools are proposed in the state sector (L. Hylton); When is it expected that the asylum system in the United Kingdom will be working effectively (L. Campbell of Croy); What the policy is with regard to organised crime and community policing in Northern Ireland (L. Glentoran).

Legislation - National Heritage Bill [HL] - (third reading); Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (report stage - second day); Homelessness Bill (grand committee).

Unstarrred Question - What steps will be taken to make the wording of Acts of Parliament easier to understand and more certain in their legal effect (L. Renton).

Tuesday 11 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What are the implications for the economy of Gibraltar of any challenge to Gibraltar's position as an offshore financial centre (L. Waddington); What action is proposed to be taken with regard to the report on the inadequate sterilisation of surgical instruments made in the BBC Panorama programme of Sunday 11th November. (B. Knight of Collingtree); Whether the lead of the United States of America will be followed and a ban on the import, export and trade in domestic dog and cat fur will be introduced (B. Gale); What decisions have been taken concerning the European Arrest Warrant and what further consultations will take place (L. Lamont of Lerwick).

Legislation - Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (third reading); Homelessness Bill (grand committee).

Debate - The Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2001 for the purposes of Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (L. McIntosh of Haringey).

Wednesday 12 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether it is considered that the plans of the Mayor of London to improve traffic flow in London are workable (L. Renton of Mount Harry); What further consideration has been given to the call for a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in the paper by Rehabilitation International Charter for the New Millennium presented to the Prime Minister on 5th July; and what action has been proposed (B. Wilkins); How many school playing fields were sold off for development between 1st April 2000 and 31st March 2001; and what the percentage change was from 1999-2000 (L. Monro of Langholm).

Debates - The situation in Zimbabwe (B. Park of Monmouth); The state of local authority funding for care home places (L. Mayhew of Twysden).

Unstarred Question - What the current policy towards Gibraltar is; and what recent developments there have been (B. Hooper).

Thursday 13 December (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Whether it is considered that the proposal that the BA/AA alliance will hold 70 per cent of the peak hour take-off and landing slots at Heathrow complies with the competition policy (L. Berkeley); Whether the establishment of a Select Committee on broadcasting will be proposed (B. Howe of Idlicote); How it is intended to respond to the recent ruling in the High Court that the sale of personal details on the electoral register to commercial interests is a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (L. Campbell of Alloway).

Legislation - Christmas Day (Trading) Bill [HL] - (third reading); Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - (consideration of Commons amendments, if necessary); Office of Communications Bill [HL] - (third reading).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001; Draft Health Professions Order 2001 - Motions for Approval.

Unstarred Question - What measures are being taken for long-term defences against floods, including the restriction on the building of new houses on flood plains (L. Renton of Mount Harry).

Royal Assent.


Monday 17 December

Debate - The situation in Afghanistan (B. Symons of Vernham Dean).

Unstarred Question - What action is being taken to help achieve peace in the Middle East (E. Sandwich).

Tuesday 18 December

Legislation - State Pension Credit Bill [HL] - (second reading).

Unstarred Question - What is considered to be the future of athletics in the United Kingdom (L. Glentoran).

Wednesday 19 December

Debates - Government policy on child poverty (L. Harrison); The problem of litter (L. Hardy of Wath).

Delegated Legislation - The Draft Carriage by Air Acts (Implementation of the Montreal Convention 1999) Order 2001; The Draft Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) Order 2001; The Draft Driving Licences (Disqualification until Test Passed) (Proscribed Offence) Order 2001; The Draft Transport Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2001; The Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) (England) Order 2001; The Draft Street Works (Charges for Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2001 - Motions for approval.

Thursday 20 December

Legislation - Football (Disorder) Bill - (second reading); Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) - (second reading).

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