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Weekly Information Bulletin: 27th March 2002


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Monday 25 March (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether full information will be sought to ascertain how many deaths in the United Kingdom of drivers or front seat passengers were wholly or partly due to rear seat passengers not wearing seat belts (L. Janner of Braunstone); How many animals of each species have been slaughtered as foot-and-mouth disease suspects or contacts since 30th September 2001 (Countess of Mar); What steps are being taken to implement the commitment made in the White Paper Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century (Cm 5086, paragraph 3.22) that the Department of Health and the Department for Education and Skills will work together to find out more about the numbers, characteristics and outcomes relating to disabled children in residential schools (B. Wilkins); What the priorities are for the next phase of the international campaign against terrorism (L. Judd).

Legislation - Proceeds of Crime Bill - (second reading); Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (6th day) - Committee Room 4.

Debate - Developments in Afghanistan and in the fight against global terrorism (B. Symons of Vernham Dean).

Unstarred Question - How it is intended to respond to the call for 2002 to be declared Autism Awareness Year (B. Uddin).

Tuesday 26 March (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether an opportunity will be provided for the House to debate and choose among the various options on the size of the elected element in a reformed House of Lords (L. McNally); Whether action will be taken to anticipate the possibility of a serious outbreak of measles (L. Campbell of Croy); Whether the government will move for a globally enforced abolition of nuclear weapons in the United Nations or the Security Council (L. Jenkins of Putney); Why the number of staff employed by the Railway Inspectorate this year will increase to over 200 compared with 31 employed in 1987 (L. Bradshaw).

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (committee stage - 1st day) (L. Moran) - To move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do now resolve itself into a Committee upon the bill, to leave out from ("House") to the end and insert declines to consider the bill in Committee until; (i) the responses to the consultation on implementation of powers in the bill have been considered and HMG have published their response; and (ii) HMG have received, considered and published the results of the inquiries they have commissioned into foot-and-mouth disease from the National Audit Office and the Royal Society; Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (7h day) - Committee Room 4.

Unstarred Question - What the response is to recent developments in Indonesia (B. Cox).

Wednesday 27 March (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether consideration will be given to replacing local disabled parking badges with a universal nationwide scheme (B. Trumpington); What is being done to promote the success of the latest peace initiative in the Middle East (E. of Sandwich); Whether the proposal to end compulsory foreign language learning after age 14 will be dropped given the decline in foreign language learning in schools and universities which such a step would accelerate (L. Watson of Richmond).

Debates - The political philosophy underlying the governments development and delivery of public policy (L. Patten); The available means of reducing the level and cost of crime and thereby reducing the size and cost for the prison population (L. Elton).

Legislation - Dignity at Work Bill [HL] - (second reading).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Regulatory Reform (Golden Jubilee Licensing) Order 2002; The Draft Regulatory Reform (Voluntary Aided Schools Liabilities and Funding) (England) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.

Thursday 28 March (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What provision has been made to distribute The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal to voluntary workers, such as St John Ambulance, the Red Cross and the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (L. Luke); What proposals there are to promote within the United Kingdom an understanding of Islamic views on international affairs (L. Campbell-Savours); What consultations were undertaken about the Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme before they laid the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (L. Graham of Edmonton).

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (committee stage - 2nd day).

Delegated Legislation - Renewables Obligation Order 2002; Companies (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002; Limited Liability Partnerships (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002; Limited Liability Partnerships (No 2) Regulations 2002; Companies (Competent Authority) (Fees) Regulations 2002; Limited Liability Partnerships (Competent Authority) (Fees) Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval.



Monday 8 April

Oral Questions

Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (report stage - 1st day).

Unstarred Question - What is being done to improve industrial relations in Consignia (L. Hoyle).

Tuesday 9 April

Oral Questions

Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (report stage - 2nd day).

Unstarred Question - Whether the strategies towards regeneration in urban areas are effective (L. Smith of Leigh).

Wednesday 10 April

Oral Questions


Legislation - Disability Discrimination (Amendment) Bill [HL] - (report stage).

Thursday 11 April

Oral Questions

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (committee stage - 3rd day).


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