Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th March 2002
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
18 MARCH - 21 MARCH
Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107
Monday 18 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - How it is expected that school budgets and teacher morale will be affected by the under-funding by the Department for Education and Skills of the teachers' performance-related pay scheme (B. Walmsley); Whether there is any reason, other than the economy, for refusing increases in pensions to British citizens living overseas (L. Mackie of Benshie); What is the policy for funding research into the transgenic approach for improving crops (L. Taverne); What revised plans have been made for the future of heavy lift aircraft in the light of the partial withdrawal from the A400M project by the German government(L. Burnham).
Legislation - National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (committee stage - 2nd day); Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (3rd day) - Committee Room 4.
Unstarred Question - Whether there is satisfaction with the activities of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (L. Laird).
Tuesday 19 March (11 00am)
Oral Questions - What the present policy is towards Zimbabwe (L. Blaker); What evidence has been received of support by Saddam Hussein and the government of Iraq for the Al-Qa'ida terrorist network (L. Howell of Guildford); What the definition is of federalism in relation to the European Union (L. Barnett); What action is proposed to be taken in response to the rise in the number of patients needing emergency readmission to National Health Service hospitals
Motions to Resolve - The hunting of wild mammals with dogs should be prohibited in accordance with provision similar to Schedule 3 to the Hunting Bill as introduced in the Commons in session 2000-01 [Bill 2](Ban); The hunting of wild mammals with dogs should be required to be regulated in accordance with arrangements similar to those set out in Schedule 2 to the Hunting Bill as introduced into the Commons in session 2000 - 01 [Bill 2](Hunting under licence); Arrangements for the supervision of the hunting of wild mammals with dogs should be given statutory effect by provision similar to Schedule 1 to the Hunting Bill as introduced into the Commons in session 2000-01 [Bill 2](Supervision) (L. Whitty)- (These motions will be debated together).
Wednesday 20 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - In view of the number of alcohol-related attendances at Accident and Emergency Departments, when the national alcohol strategy will be published (B. Masham of Ilton); Whether charitable status will be conferred on amateur sports clubs (B. Anelay of St Johns); What action is proposed to stem the rise in chlamydia infections (B. Gould of Potternewton).
Debates - Recent corporate failures and the case for regulatory and other action to maintain public confidence in business and accountancy (L. Brennan); Benefits of multi-ethnicity and multi-culturalism to Britain and to British society (L. Parekh).
Legislation - Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (4th day) - Committee Room 4.
Unstarred Question - Whether recent social and cultural achievements and developments in Liverpool will be reviewed (B. Hooper).
Thursday 21 March (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - What progress has been made on policy for the Children's Fund (B. Andrews); Why the previous policy of seeking to minimise the exclusion from school of disruptive pupils has been reversed (B. Sharp of Guildford); How much the National Health Service has paid out in early retirement costs and compensation payments for those forced to leave their jobs due to latex-related allergies (B. Gibson of Market Rasen).
Legislation - National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (committee stage - 3rd day); Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (5th day) - Committee Room 4.
Delegated Legislation - Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2002; Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2002; Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.
PROVISIONAL FUTURE BUSINESS
Monday 25 March
Legislation - Proceeds of Crime Bill - (second reading).
Unstarred Question - How it is intended to respond to the call for 2002 to be declared Autism Awareness Year (B. Uddin).
Tuesday 26 March
Legislation - Animal Health Bill (committee stage - 1st day).
Unstarred Question - What the response is to recent developments in Indonesia (B. Cox).
Wednesday 27 March
Debates - CONSERVATIVE DEBATES
Legislation - Dignity at Work Bill [HL] - (second reading).
Thursday 28 March
Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (committee stage - 2nd day).
Delegated Legislation - Contracting Out (Local Education Authority Functions) (England) Order 2002; Regulatory Reform (Voluntary Aided Schools Liabilities and Funding) (England) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.