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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th October 2002

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
28 October - 1 November 2002

Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107

Monday 28 October (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What is the policy relating to the forthcoming referendum in Gibraltar on the proposal for shared sovereignty (L. Blaker); Whether the current arrangements to ensure equal opportunities and civil rights for disabled people in policy-making and legislating throughout Whitehall is satisfactory (L. Addington); What is the response to recent developments in Indonesia (B. Cox); Whether it is intended to form, or join, a coalition with other nation states, designed to eradicate international terrorism (L. Campbell of Croy).

Legislation - Commonwealth Bill - (committee stage); Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill - (committee stage); Enterprise Bill - (third reading).

Unstarred Question - What is the policy on classification, publication, valuation, retention and disposal of antique and heritage assets (operational and non-operational) held by Government Departments, and also those same items held outside the United Kingdom (L. Freyberg).

Tuesday 29 October (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What progress has been made in preparing to devolve further functions on agriculture and rural affairs from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the National Assembly for Wales (L. Livsey of Talgarth); Whether a constitutional conference will be held before any amendment to the Bermuda Constitution is made following the Report of the Constituency Boundaries Commission (L. Waddington); Why the central register of persons who have applied for or have been granted a shotgun or firearm certificate, as required by section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, which came into force on 1st October 1997, has not yet been established and when statutory requirement will be complied with (L. Marlesford); What representations have been received from the Nuclear Test Veterans Association regarding compensation (L. Ashley of Stoke).

Legislation - City of London (Ward Elections) Bill - (third reading); Animal Health Bill - (report stage - 2nd day).

Wednesday 30 October (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What point has been reached in preparing legislation to make trafficking in human beings (as defined in the relevant United Nations Protocol and other than trafficking for purposes of prostitution) a criminal offence; and what funds will be provided for specialised agencies providing care and protection for victims of trafficking in Britain (L. Hylton); Whether extra staff or funding has been allocated to the Rural Payments Agency (B. Byford); When it is expected the results of the assessment of the five economic tests for entry into the eurozone will be announced(L. Taverne).

Legislation - Adoption and Children Bill - (third reading).

Delegated Legislation - Order to amend the provisions of the Terrorism Act 2000 - motion for approval.

Unstarred Question - What plans there are to combat racism in the theatre (B. Rendell of Babergh).

Thursday 31 October (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What steps are being taken to prevent an increase in the number of abandoned cars, particularly arising from the new laws in 2004 which will make individual motorists responsible for the cost of decontamination (L. Naseby); What proposals there are to collect fallen stock from farms when the new European Union Regulations prevent burial on farms after April 2003 (L. Monro of Langholm); What preparations are being made to implement the new European Union Electrical and Electronic Waste ("WEEE") Directive (L. Greaves).

Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - (third reading).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2002 - motion for approval.

Friday 1 November (11.00am)

Legislation - Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill - (third reading).

Debates - The Report of the European Union Committee on Asylum Applications - Who Decides? (19th Report, HL Paper 100) (L. Scott of Foscote); The Report of the European Union Committee on Defining refugee status and those in need of international protection (28th Report, HL Paper 156) (L. Scott of Foscote).

Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords

Monday 4 November

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (third reading).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) (Elected Representatives) Order 2002; Draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 2002 - motions for approval.

Tuesday 5 November

Debate - That this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Chinook ZD 576 (HL Paper 25) - (L. Jauncey of Tullichettle). (L. Chalfont) - To move, as an amendment to leave out all the words after "the House" and to insert "accepts the Report of the Select Committee on Chinook ZD 576 and calls upon HMG to set aside the finding of gross negligence against the two pilots."

Wednesday 6 November

Legislation - Commonwealth Bill - (third reading).

Delegated Legislation - Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Suspension of Devolved Government) Order 2002; Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2002 - motions for approval.

Unstarred Question - What progress has been made towards resolving the problems of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (L. Maginnis of Drumglass).

Thursday 7 November

Debate - That this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Stem Cell Research (HL Paper 83) - (Bp. Oxford).


Wednesday 13 November


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