NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY
Items marked are new or have been altered.
Items marked are expected to be taken during the dinner adjournment.
TUESDAY 9TH JUNE
At half-past two oclock
*The Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornTo ask the Leader of the House whether he considers it equitable that, over the last financial year, the aggregate of parliamentary salaries (exclusive of ministerial salaries) for Members of the House of Lords was about £156,000 compared with £42 million for Members of the House of Commons; and what commitments of time the Government will expect of unpaid working peers in a reconstituted House of Lords.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking following the recent representations made by American power companies about coal-powered generating stations in the United Kingdom.
*The Earl of BradfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the Forestry Authoritys performance in monitoring privately owned British forestry, particularly in relation to planting, harvesting and policy on sustainability.
*The Baroness Castle of BlackburnTo ask Her Majestys Government when the Green Paper on Pensions Policy, promised for June this year, will be published.
Procedure of the HouseThe Chairman of Committees to move, That the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 106) be agreed to.
The Lord Marlesford to move, as an amendment to the Chairman of Committees motion, at end insert (save for the words such as the Succession to the Crown Bill in paragraph 1).
The Lord Henderson of Brompton to move, as an amendment to the Chairman of Committees motion, at end insert (save for paragraph 5(c)).
Community Care (Residential Accommodation) BillThird Reading [The Baroness Pitkeathley]
Government of Wales BillHouse to be again in Committee [The Lord Williams of Mostyn] [18th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
The Lord Archer of SandwellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the establishment of an international criminal court.
WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their responsibility for the Falkland Islands includes devising systems to license exploration for oil and gas in the Falklands exclusive economic zone and to license production, should commercial quantities be discovered, or introducing an associated tax regime.
*The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government why, and at what cost, the Department of Health has dropped its logo which states improving the health of the nation from its stationery and whether that statement remains the policy of the Government.
*The Lord Bassam of BrightonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they welcome the steps that local authorities are taking to encourage greater participation by the public in local government.
*The Viscount FalklandTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are concerned about the performance at the box office of feature films which have received lottery funding towards part of their production costs.
Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Bill [HL]Consideration of Commons Amendments [The Lord Clinton-Davis]
School Standards and Framework BillHouse to be again in Committee [The Baroness Blackstone] [17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards the European Commissions negotiating Directive for a post-Lomé agreement, with particular regard to the Caribbean.
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE
*The Lord BethellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in view of the decision to hold the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, they will ask the European Union to urge the Greek Government to take effective action against the November 17th group.
*The Baroness Castle of BlackburnTo ask Her Majestys Government what percentage of the contributions paid for national insurance, pensions, occupational pension schemes and personal pensions goes on administrative costs.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government in how many cases a patient failed to attend a hospital appointment in 1996-97, and in 1997-98; and what proportion of total hospital appointments these absences represented in each year.
National Minimum Wage BillCommittee [The Lord Clinton-Davis] [15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
Tamar Bridge BillSecond Reading [The Baroness Fookes]
Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998The Lord Dubs to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 1st June be approved.
[If the European Communities (Amendment) Bill is returned from the Commons it will be considered as first business this day]
MONDAY 15TH JUNE
*The Lord QuirkTo ask Her Majestys Government to what extent the measures to reduce truancy and exclusion from school (Cm 3957, May 1998) will depend upon changing the content of what is taught.
*The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they propose to insist that the European Council reconsiders the proposed abolition of duty free shopping on 1st July 1999.
*The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the planned expenditure in real terms per prisoner for 1998-99, compared with that in 1995-96.
*The Lord Randall of St. BudeauxTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect the Managing Trustees of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund to include a Trustee from among the pensioners of the Fund.
House of Lords OfficesThe Chairman of Committees to move, That the 5th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 109) be agreed to.
Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) Bill [HL]Committee [The Baroness Nicol]
The Lord Howie of TroonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to alter the building regulations relating to fire in Scotland to bring them nearer to those applying in England and Wales.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the National Minimum Wage Bill will be continued this day]
TUESDAY 16TH JUNE
*The Lord Walton of DetchantTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy with respect to the prescribing of beta-interferon for patients with multiple sclerosis.
*The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are still unable to reply to peers written questions by e-mail.
*The Lord McNallyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the outcome of their inquiry into the events surrounding the publication of Cries Unheard concerning the case of Mary Bell, with particular reference to any lessons to be learned by the supervising authorities and the media.
*The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majestys Government why Geographix was not included in the shortlist of companies who have been invited to submit formal tenders for electronic tagging contracts.
The Lord Morris of Castle MorrisTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take to deal with the problems arising from the recruitment, retention and retirement of nurses in the National Health Service.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the School Standards and Framework Bill will be continued this day]
WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made towards resolving the situation whereby foreign fishing vessels from European Union countries (so-called quota-hoppers) are entitled to catch fish reserved for United Kingdom fishermen within the European Union quota system.
*The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will reduce fuel duty on natural gas as a road fuel.
*The Lord Evans of ParksideTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations they have received from building societies about being required to place special deposits with the Bank of England from 1st June.
*The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will now urge the nuclear states to take serious steps towards the elimination of nuclear weapons in order to avoid further proliferation.
Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [HL]Committee [The Earl of Lindsay]
Scotland BillSecond Reading [The Lord Sewel]
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
*The Lord Davies of CoityTo ask Her Majestys Government whether good relations between Church and State depend on the central organisations of the main Christian denominations being located together in Westminster.
*The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government what actions they have taken to reduce developing countries unsustainable debt following the G8 summit in Birmingham.
*The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they are making in their negotiations with the European Commission over the latters proposals for a directive on takeovers.
The Lord BarnettTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on the European Central Bank (24th Report, HL Paper 112).
The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein To ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any proposals for reviving provincial repertory theatres.
FRIDAY 19TH JUNE
[At eleven oclock]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [HL] (formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) Bill [HL])Third Reading [The Lord Campbell of Croy]
Pesticides BillReport [The Lord Stone of Blackheath]
Fireworks BillReport [The Lord Monkswell]
Public Interest Disclosure BillReport [The Lord Borrie]
Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) BillCommittee [The Lord Elis-Thomas]
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have considered the United States Senates Resolution of Ratification of the accession of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to NATO, of 30th April, which imposes the following conditions on the United States Administration (which it has accepted), namely that it should reduce the United States financial contribution to NATO every year; ensure that American taxpayers are not required to subsidise the national expenses of the three new invitees; report annually to the Senate on the adequacy of the defense budget of each NATO member ....; develop plans for the deployment of a NATO ballistic missile defence for the entire territory of all NATO members; and confirm that the North Atlantic Council does not require the consent of the United Nations for any action pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and, if so, what is their reaction.
MONDAY 22ND JUNE
*The Lord SkidelskyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are confident that adequate transport arrangements to and from Greenwich will be in place in good time for the opening of the Dome and the start of the Millennium exhibitions.
*The Lord RazzallTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will seek to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to extend protection to visitors to events organised by trade unions and professional organisations.
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government what information they intend to provide to Parliament about progress in formulating NATOs new Strategic Concept before its adoption by the alliance in the spring of 1999.
*The Lord Randall of St. BudeauxTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy, when awarding contracts for the Millennium Dome project, for ensuring that British companies have the same opportunities as those from other countries.
Registered Establishments (Scotland) BillCommittee [The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld]
TUESDAY 23RD JUNE
*The Lord RazzallTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are now confident that viewers of digital terrestrial television and viewers of digital satellite television will not be required to purchase separate decoder boxes when digital services are launched later this year.
*The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider their policies to conserve the native red squirrel are being successful.
*The Viscount LongTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the underlying trend in incidents of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom has increased or decreased since 1990.
*The Viscount ChelmsfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will commission studies on the future need for electronic vehicle identification by an electronic number plate or licence identification, situated within the body of the vehicle at time of manufacture and not easily removable.
The Lord Campbell of AllowayTo ask Her Majestys Government when Guardsmen Fisher and Wright can expect release from life imprisonment.
WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE
*The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government on what criteria the Homerton Hospital recently closed the provision of acupuncture in its Rheumatology Department.
*The Lord Janner of BraunstoneTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will publish their paper on smoking reduction.
*The Lord BethellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in view of the recent rise in inflation, they will reconsider their proposal to abolish indexation in the taxation of capital gains.
*The Lord Sainsbury of TurvilleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Comprehensive Spending Review has taken note of the substantial increase for basic scientific research in the Japanese and American budgets and the consequences such expenditure can have for growth, innovation and jobs.
THURSDAY 25TH JUNE
*The Lord Dean of BeswickTo ask Her Majestys Government how much public money was spent in promoting tourism per head of population in Scotland, Wales and England respectively for the years 1995-96 and 1996-97.
*The Lord BramallTo ask Her Majestys Government when they propose to announce the outcome of the Strategic Defence Review.
*The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government why the tax concession for vehicles over 25 years old was withdrawn in the recent Budget.
MONDAY 29TH JUNE
*The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in order to meet their target of building 60 per cent of new homes on recycled land, they will have to ensure that more contaminated land is cleaned up.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will make clear the extent to which they regard organophosphates as user-friendly.
*The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will be able to make a statement on the future amount of European Union regional aid to Wales under the Structural Funds new Objective 1.
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, since Turkey entered the European Customs Union, the Turkish record on human rights has improved.
TUESDAY 30TH JUNE
*The Lord BarnettTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider to be the most important achievement in the European Union during the term of their Presidency.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what action is being taken to prevent unlawful fishing in Gibraltar waters.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the current recruitment of graduates to teaching posts in secondary schools.
*The Lord Clifford of ChudleighTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will reimburse British ex-Prisoners of War, their War Widows or dependants, with the present day value of tax deducted from pay due to them while in captivity.
WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY
*The Lord Steel of AikwoodTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, following the payment of industrial development grants to the American firm of Viasystems Ltd for a new factory in North East England, they are aware of the redundancies created in the same firms factories at Galashiels and Selkirk, and whether they will review the effects of their present policy on unemployment.
*The Lord SkidelskyTo ask Her Majestys Government, in view of the assurance given by the British Museum Trustees to the House of Commons on 17th December 1959, that the bequest of Bernard Shaw to the British Museum would be used primarily for the benefit of the Library, what steps they intend to take to ensure that this assurance is honoured.
*The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any new plans to assist the poorest pensioners.
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they took, as holders of the Presidency of the European Union, to persuade the Serbian authorities to honour their international obligations under the Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
THURSDAY 2ND JULY
*The Baroness Knight of CollingtreeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take steps to discourage couples in receipt of a joint income of over £200,000 per annum from claiming child benefit.
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government what new measures are being taken in terms of Clinical Audit to ensure that any level of surgical incompetence is revealed, to avoid any repetition of the widely reported deaths in Bristol.
*The Lord Astor of HeverTo ask Her Majestys Government why they are considering abolishing the English Tourist Board.
MONDAY 6TH JULY
*The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the delays and administrative burden which result from the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 on the international competitiveness of the United Kingdoms research in the medical sciences and biotechnology.
TUESDAY 7TH JULY
*The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to enhance public appreciation of the teaching profession and understanding of the contribution it makes to the wellbeing of the United Kingdom.
*The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government what principles will underlie their review of housing benefit.
*The Earl of DroghedaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether an alternative site for a garden dedicated to the memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, could be found, in view both of the effect on Kensington Gardens of the one currently under discussion and of the need for more parks and gardens in other parts of London.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have for the replacement of Lorne House, the only institution in the country offering residential care to young drug addicts and alcoholics, which has been closed following the withdrawal of grants.
WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY
*The Lord QuirkTo ask Her Majestys Government whether satisfactory progress is being made in attracting more and better-qualified recruits to the teaching profession.
*The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider restoring a right to income support and housing benefit during the long vacation to students who are orphaned or estranged from both their parents.
*The Lord SandbergTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are considering steps to modify European Union medicine legislation with regard to horses, due to come into effect in January 2000, in light of the tradition of horse welfare in the United Kingdom.
NO DAY NAMED
The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo call attention to the opportunities for trade with and investment in Latin America; and to move for papers.
The Lord Ashley of StokeTo call attention to the need for full, enforceable civil rights for chronically sick and disabled people; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Perry of SouthwarkTo call attention to the importance of higher education policy for the social, economic and intellectual welfare of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
The Lord BarnettTo call attention to the prospects for the United Kingdom joining the EMU in the foreseeable future; and to move for papers.
The Lord Armstrong of IlminsterTo move, That a Select Committee be appointed to undertake an inquiry, and within three calendar months to make recommendations, as to how a procedure might be implemented whereby the House would nominate approximately one hundred peers by succession to be voting peers and whereby the remaining peers by succession would renounce their rights to vote but would retain their rights to speak in the House or Committees of the House.
The Lord MoynihanTo call attention to the current situation in Algeria; and to move for papers.
The Earl of NortheskTo call attention to political and economic developments in the South Atlantic; and to move for papers.
The Lord Stone of BlackheathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is a need throughout the United Kingdom for a comprehensive and cohesive policy relating to the commercial, business and financial sectors in towns, cities and other urban areas.
The Earl of CarlisleTo call attention to the number of people from ethnic minorities in senior positions in public life; and to move for papers.
The Lord SandbergTo ask Her Majestys Government what effect the financial crisis in the Far East is likely to have on the British economy.
The Lord HoosonTo call attention to plans to restructure the United Nations for the next century; and to move for papers.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will review the use of sanctions to support United Nations resolutions.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the Charter of the United Nations permits, and the international rule of law can survive, claims by individual member states to a right of unilateral interpretation of UN Security Council Resolutions, and a right to engage in military operations under such unilateral interpretations.
The Lord Thomas of SwynnertonTo call attention to the possibility of resolving the dispute between the United Kingdom and Spain over Gibraltar by introducing a system of dual sovereignty, along the lines which have worked in Andorra; and to move for papers.
The Lord WalpoleTo call attention to increased time for leisure activities and the pressures and problems this creates; and to move for papers.
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have an overall integrated arts strategy for the United Kingdom and, if so, what it is.
Succession to the CrownThe Lord Alderdice to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to allow that Her undoubted Prerogative and interest may not stand in the way of the consideration of Parliament during the present session of any measure to remove the bar on a person who is not, or who is married to a person who is not, a protestant to succeed to the Crown.
The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they are making in reviewing the way in which vulnerable or intimidated witnesses are treated in the criminal justice system, with particular reference to witnesses in trials of rape or indecent assault.
The Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to continuing delays in the completion of the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take steps to replace measurements of gross domestic product and gross national product, both within the United Kingdom and in international bodies, with measurements that are being developed by the Office for National Statistics which are able to take into account economically significant unpaid and unrecorded work and the reduction through consumption or otherwise of irreplaceable natural resources.
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will introduce legislation to make it unlawful to discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation in employment, housing, education and the provision of goods and services to the public.
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to promote the work of the Council of Europe.
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what new help they are considering to promote in-bound tourism to the North West.
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to promote and support the responsibilities of family life.
The Lord Montagu of BeaulieuTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their reactions to the recommendations of the Countryside Commission for the future management of the New Forest, in the light of the environmental and economic conditions of that area.
The Earl of CarlisleTo call attention to the long-term future of Central and Eastern Europe, with particular reference to the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; and to move for papers.
The Earl of OnslowTo call attention to the science of genetically-modified organisms, and its implications for the breeding of plants and animals; and to move for papers.
The Viscount HanworthTo call attention to the need to encourage teachers in primary and secondary education, and to the role of OFSTED; and to move for papers.
The Lord Bishop of OxfordTo call attention to the commitment in the Labour Party manifesto to a fairer, faster and firmer asylum procedure; and to move for papers.
The Lord AcknerTo call attention to the case for effectively monitoring the operation of conditional fee agreements; and to move for papers.
The Lord DholakiaTo call attention to the need for a national strategy for dealing with paedophiles; and to move for papers.
The Baroness LudfordTo call attention to the need for firm action by the European Union and its international partners to secure peace and justice in Kosovo; and to move for papers.
The Lord BirdwoodTo call attention to changes in the duties of back-bench members of both Houses of Parliament in the last thirty years; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneTo call attention to the implications for rural communities of the closure of their local school; and to move for papers.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo call attention to the apparent increase in cruelty to animals; and to move for papers.
The Earl of KinnoullTo call attention to the need to retain a viable British fishing industry beyond 2002; and to move for papers.
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will seek to improve the procedures for the election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe so as to ensure that the Parliamentary Assembly is reliably advised about the qualifications of nominated candidates on the basis of a transparent, thorough and fair process of interview by an independent expert committee.
The Viscount BrentfordTo ask Her Majestys Government how many of the heavily indebted poor countries are likely to experience substantial cancellation of debt in the next three years.
The Earl of ClanwilliamTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the industrialisation of farming practices in the United Kingdom.
The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the North West of England is not disadvantaged by their proposals for the rail links to the Channel Tunnel.
The Lord HyltonTo move to resolve, That this House deplores the attempted murder of Mr Akin Birdal, President of the Turkish Human Rights Association, on 12th May; the refusal by the Turkish Government to admit United Nations Rapporteurs on Human Rights, or representatives of the OSCE or ICRC; the imprisonment and exile of members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey; and the banning and dissolution in Turkey of numerous bona fide political parties.
The Viscount AddisonTo ask Her Majestys Government how they intend to demonstrate their determination to go further in addressing the environmental damage caused by quarrying.
The Lord Janner of BraunstoneTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ban or restrict smoking in restaurants, other eating places and other public places.
The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their long-term policy towards help lines in the field of health services.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are continuing a policy of cutting expenditure in real terms per prisoner, and of cutting the total expenditure in real terms on the probation service and on prisoner education.
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what further consideration they are giving to improving Service Pensions and War and War Widows Pensions; and when they expect to announce any improvements.
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their intentions for taxing pesticides, and what will be the implications of such a tax for farming and the countryside.
The Lord HindlipTo ask Her Majestys Government why they intend to amend the rules on conditional exemption of works of art, and what estimate they make of the impact on the reservoir of works of art remaining in the United Kingdom.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord KingslandTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Enhancing Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Third Pillar (6th Report, HL Paper 25). [12th September]
The Lord Craig of RadleyTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Digital Images as Evidence (5th Report, HL Paper 64). [21st February]
The Lord Slynn of HadleyTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Public Service (HL Paper 55). [19th January]
The Baroness Hilton of EggardonTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Sustainable Landfill (17th Report, HL Paper 83). [7th April]
The Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Resistance to Antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents (7th Report, HL Paper 81). [23rd April]
The Lord HoffmannTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Acquired Rights Revisited (22nd Report, HL Paper 98). [18th May]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled or amended on 8th June]
The Lord Hughes of WoodsideTo ask Her Majestys Government what action is being taken to combat exploitative activities by agricultural gangmasters. (HL1276)
The Lord ActonTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 27th April (HL Deb, cols. 9-11), how many boy and girl inmates there are at the Medway Secure Training Centre. (HL1277)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is the case that in March chemical defoliants were sprayed onto land used by the Bedouin of the Negev, on the instructions of the Israeli Minister of Agriculture; and whether they have discussed or will discuss this matter with the Government of Israel. (HL1278)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will raise the current hostilities between Eritrea and Ethiopia at the United Nations Security Council, as constituting a threat to the peace of the Horn of Africa; and whether they will call in the ambassadors of both countries for urgent discussions. (HL1279)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have noted the mass-meeting held in Guatemala City on 6th June, the fortieth day after the murder of Bishop J G Conedera, to demand full investigation of this and earlier crimes; and whether they will ask the Government of Guatemala to protect the Rev Pedro Nota and others working for human rights from death threats and other forms of violence. (HL1280)
The Lord Rawlinson of EwellTo ask Her Majestys Government on how many occasions in the past two years have (a) a party and (b) a witness in actions for defamation been prosecuted for perjury or obstructing the cause of justice or similar offence arising from giving evidence or in a sworn statement. (HL1281)
The Lord Rawlinson of EwellTo ask Her Majestys Government on how many occasions in the past few years have
(a) a person convicted of an offence; and
(b) a witness to an alibi which by their verdict the jury have rejected
been prosecuted for an offence of perjury or obstructing the course of justice or similar offence arising from giving evidence or in a sworn statement. (HL1282)
The Lord Rawlinson of EwellTo ask Her Majestys Government on how many occasions since 1st June 1997 (a) the Attorney General or (b) the Solicitor General appeared as counsel in court, specifying the names of the cause and the court. (HL1283)
The Earl of HaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will
(a) list all Home Office circulars issued since 1968 concerning the administration of the current Firearms Acts to date, with an explanation why some of the circulars that are issued on different topics and dates in the same year are given the same reference number; and
(b) list all such circulars that are issued with the same reference number, giving dates. (HL1284)
The Earl of HaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans or provisions they have made, or intend to make, for the introduction of a compensation scheme for beekeepers whose apiaries have been subject to attack from the varroa mite. (HL1285)
The Earl of HaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what financial assistance they have received or expect to receive from the European Commission to support beekeeping in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. (HL1286)
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what discussions they have had with the Disasters Emergency Committee to clarify whether there is a difference of analysis between that Committee (and its member organisations) and the Government on the nature of the crisis in Sudan and on what response is most appropriate; and, if they have had discussions, what the outcome of those discussions proved to be. (HL1287)
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have studied the recently published English Heritage Monuments at Risk Survey; and what action they propose to take. (HL1288)
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their analysis of the situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea; and what action they favour as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. (HL1289)
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they have taken to help resolve the logistical difficulties being encountered in getting supplies to victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan. (HL1290)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they and the Governments of France, Germany, Italy and other countries which have taken part in peacekeeping operations approved by the United Nations are considering taking the Government of the United States to court over the monies due to the them from the unpaid United States dues to the United Nations. (HL1291)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will make a greater effort to persuade the European Commission to allow the discontinuing of VAT at high-rate on repairs to listed buildings, to avoid degradation of those buildings. (HL1292)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider the word customer is appropriate when referring to patients in the NHS and passengers on public and private transport; and, if not, whether they will instruct Government departments and agencies to cease the use of the word in such contexts. (HL1293)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Answer by the Prime Minister on 6th May (HC Deb, col. 712), whether they will ensure throughout the Government and Civil Service that language is no longer used to imply that mothers looking after their own small children are not ... working, given that their work about the house, bringing up their children, and other unwaged work which is not measured for GDP, has been identified by the Office for National Statistics as of substantial social and economic significance. (HL1294)
The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government how many prosecutions have been brought under section 154 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which deals with international harassment; what was the outcome; how many of these involved cases of racial harassment; and what was the outcome of those cases. (HL1295)
The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is now possible to publish the figures from the Metropolitan Police Service which were not included in the December 1997 report (tables 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4) from the Home Office under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 on Race and the Criminal Justice System. (HL1296)
The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government which charities are involved in raising monies for cancer treatments and cures including research; and which are financially assisted by Government departments. (HL1297)
The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they propose to take to help the 200,000 people who, according to their publication The Working Families Tax Credit and work incentives (RF 57372), still face an effective marginal tax rate of 80%. (HL1298)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 1st June (WA 10-11), whether, as well as participating in the European Commissions re-examination of the effect of VAT on imported works of art and other factors affecting the competitiveness of European Community art markets, they will seek to amend the policy set out in the Written Answer. (HL1299)
The Lord DesaiTo ask Her Majestys Government what has been the cost of maintaining the nuclear power plant at Dounreay, both in total terms and per unit of electricity produced and supplied. (HL1300)
The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the organisation committees proposed in the School Standards and Framework Bill will have the power to initiate school organisation proposals; and, if so, whether Foundation Schools as admission authorities will be exempt from such proposals unless the Governors of a Foundation School waive such an exemption. (HL1301)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will list for the last two years for which the information is available those Scottish local authorities with a Nuclear Free Committee or sub-committee; how much each Committee costs; and how much each local authority has given to the Nuclear Free Local Authorities organisation. (HL1302)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Prime Minister (Ecclesiastical Functions) [HL]
Scotland [17th June]
Tamar Bridge [11th June]
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Recommitted to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL]
Referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
National Minimum Wage [11th June]
School Standards and Framework [10th June]
European Parliamentary Elections
Government of Wales [9th June]
Regional Development Agencies
Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) [HL] [15th June]
Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL] [17th June]
Registered Establishments (Scotland) [22nd June]
Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) [19th June]
Sexual Orientation Discrimination [HL]
Waiting for Report
Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office) (Amendment) [HL]
Pesticides [19th June]
Public Interest Disclosure [19th June]
Fireworks [19th June]
Police (Northern Ireland)
Waiting for Third Reading
Community Care (Residential Accommodation) [9th June]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL] (formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) [HL])
Sent to the Commons
Coordinated Universal Time [HL]
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment) [HL]
Geneva Conventions (Amendment) [HL]
British Nationality (St. Helena) [HL]
Human Rights [HL]
Local Government (Experimental Arrangements) [HL]
Teaching and Higher Education [HL]
Data Protection [HL]
Crime and Disorder [HL]
Business Improvement Districts [HL]
Electricity Generation [HL]
Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) [HL]
Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) [HL]
Bodmin Moor Commons [HL]
Lloyds TSB [HL]
Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council [HL]
Returned to the Commons amended
European Communities (Amendment)
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments
Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) [HL] [10th June]
National Lottery [HL]
Waiting for Royal Assent
Audit Commission [HL]
MEASURE IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1998
Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1998
Draft Child Benefit and Social Security (Fixing and Adjustment of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
Draft Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 1998
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Homelessness (Decisions on Referrals) (Scotland) Order 1998
Draft Homelessness (Decisions on Referrals) Order 1998
Draft Air Carrier Liability Order 1998
Draft Welfare of Livestock (Amendment) Regulations 1998
Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
Draft Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
Draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS
Proposal laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee
Proposal for the Draft Deregulation (Weights and Measures) Order 1998
Proposal reported from the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (Exchangeable Driving Licences) Order 1998 [19th Report]
Order laid under s.1(4) referred to the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles) Order 1998
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Deregulation (Deduction from Pay of Union Subscriptions) Order 1998 [19th Report]
Draft Deregulation (Methylated Spirits Sale by Retail) (Scotland) Order 1998 [21st Report]
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
TUESDAY 9TH JUNE
|European Communities (Sub-Committee A)||10.30 am|
|Parliamentary Privilege Joint Committee||10.30 am|
|Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)||10.45 am|
|Statutory Instruments Joint Committee||4.15 pm|
|European Communities Committee||4.15 pm|
WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE
|European Communities (Sub-Committee D)||10.30 am|
|European Communities (Sub-Committee B)||3.30 pm|
|European Communities (Sub-Committee E)||4.15 pm|
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE
|Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)||10.30 am|
|(Management of Nuclear Waste)|
MONDAY 15TH JUNE
|European Communities (Sub-Committee F)||4.30 pm|
TUESDAY 16TH JUNE
|Library and Computers Sub-Committee||4.15 pm|
|in the Moses Room|
WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE
|Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee||10.30 am|
|European Communities (Sub-Committee C)||10.30 am|
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
|Ecclesiastical Committee||11.00 am|
|(Cathedrals Measure)||in the Moses Room|
WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE
|Consolidation Bills Joint Committee||4.30 pm|
|(Statue Law (Repeals) Bill [HL]) |
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