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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.

MONDAY 22ND JUNE

At half-past two o’clock

*The Lord Skidelsky—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Razzall—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they intend to provide to Parliament about progress in formulating NATO’s new Strategic Concept before its adoption by the alliance in the spring of 1999.

*The Lord Randall of St. Budeaux—To ask Her Majesty’s 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) Bill—Committee [The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld]

†The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld to move, That the order of commitment be discharged.

Police (Northern Ireland) Bill—Report [The Lord Dubs]

National Lottery Bill [HL]—Consideration of Commons Amendments [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

National Minimum Wage Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Lord Clinton-Davis] [15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡The Baroness Byford—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

TUESDAY 23RD JUNE

*The Lord Razzall—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Inglewood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider their policies to conserve the native red squirrel are being successful.

*The Viscount Long—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the underlying trend in incidents of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom has increased or decreased since 1990.

*The Viscount Chelmsford—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) Bill [HL]— Third Reading [The Baroness Nicol]

Teaching and Higher Education Bill [HL]— Consideration of Commons Amendments [The Baroness Blackstone]

‡The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when Guardsmen Fisher and Wright can expect release from life imprisonment.

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE

*The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what criteria the Homerton Hospital recently closed the provision of acupuncture in its Rheumatology Department.

*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their paper on smoking reduction.

*The Lord Bethell—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Turville—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [HL]— Third Reading [The Earl of Lindsay]

European Parliamentary Elections Bill—Committee [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

†‡Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Bill—Report [The Lord Elis-Thomas]

THURSDAY 25TH JUNE

[Prayers will have been read]

*The Lord Bramall—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to announce the outcome of the Strategic Defence Review.

*The Lord Blyth—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the tax concession for vehicles over 25 years old was withdrawn in the recent Budget.

*The Lord Denham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they had been prepared to discuss without preconditions fully comprehensive single stage Lords reform before talks with Her Majesty’s Opposition were broken off.

The Lord Craig of Radley—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Digital Images as Evidence (5th Report, HL Paper 64).

The Viscount Addison—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to demonstrate their determination to go further in addressing the environmental damage caused by quarrying.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the European Parliamentary Elections Bill will be concluded this day]

MONDAY 29TH JUNE

*The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make clear the extent to which they regard organophosphates as user-friendly.

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, since Turkey entered the European Customs Union, the Turkish record on human rights has improved.

†Fireworks Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Monkswell]

†Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Dubs]

†National Institutions Measure—The Lord Bishop of Blackburn to move, That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.

†Public Interest Disclosure Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Borrie]

TUESDAY 30TH JUNE

*The Lord Barnett—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the most important achievement in the European Union during the term of their Presidency.

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to prevent unlawful fishing in Gibraltar waters.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the current recruitment of graduates to teaching posts in secondary schools.

*The Lord Clifford of Chudleigh—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

†Pesticides Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Stone of Blackheath]

School Standards and Framework Bill—Report [The Baroness Blackstone]

‡The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote the work of the Council of Europe.

WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY

*The Lord Steel of Aikwood—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 firm’s factories at Galashiels and Selkirk, and whether they will review the effects of their present policy on unemployment.

*The Lord Skidelsky—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any new plans to assist the poorest pensioners.

*The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

Government of Wales Bill—Report [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

‡The Viscount Brentford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the heavily indebted poor countries are likely to experience substantial cancellation of debt in the next three years.

THURSDAY 2ND JULY

*The Baroness Knight of Collingtree—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Lord Astor of Hever—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are considering abolishing the English Tourist Board.

*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the publication on 21st May of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions’ consultation paper Limiting Fair Rent Increases, what estimate they have made of the impact of these proposals on future investment in the private rented residential sector.

[It is expected that the Report stage of the School Standards and Framework Bill will be continued this day]

MONDAY 6TH JULY

*The Lord Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Kingdom’s research in the medical sciences and biotechnology.

*The Lord Dean of Beswick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of dealing with the number of people applying for entry into the United Kingdom and whether any new measures are being considered to combat illegalities.

*The Lord Bridges—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is in accordance with Government policy for a planning application regarding the creation of a regional airport in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be determined by a local planning authority without a public inquiry, and before the completion of that authority’s own inquiry into its Local Plan policies.

*The Baroness Castle of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to protect the role of community hospitals in the National Health Service.

TUESDAY 7TH JULY

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what principles will underlie their review of housing benefit.

*The Earl of Drogheda—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with progress on improvements in teacher training.

*The Earl Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Sandberg—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

*The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority is being given by the Department for International Development, in relation to women’s sexual and reproductive rights, to provide further relevant services, including education, in the poorest countries.

‡The Lord Inglewood—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

THURSDAY 9TH JULY

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to increase resources for the United Kingdom Knowhow Fund, as a means of strengthening links with central and east European states now preparing for future membership of the European Union.

*The Earl of Kinnoull—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to clean up polluted beaches in England and Wales; what is the role of Water Authorities in the process; and what funds may be available from the European Union.

*The Lord Norton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what form of accountability they consider the Association of Chief Police Officers’ resolutions relating to matters of public interest should be subject.

MONDAY 13TH JULY

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that advances in medical science and engineering technology have substantially removed the dangers to health, in particular to lungs, of work in deep mining of coal.

*The Lord Lucas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take the initiative in trying to bring the various parties in Sri Lanka to the negotiating table.

*The Lord Waddington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to strengthen the safeguards against a government seeking to extend the duration of a Parliament beyond five years.

*The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether disproportionate industrial action in the public sector will be proscribed as unlawful unless submitted to mandatory arbitration with binding effect.

TUESDAY 14TH JULY

*The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that the Russian Federation has done all in its power, in accordance with its request for membership of the Council of Europe, “to settle outstanding international border disputes according to the principles of international law, abiding by the existing international treaties”.

*The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans for further reform of the liquor licensing laws.

*The Lord Berkeley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what technical, commercial and frontier control reasons still prevent Eurostar services from operating north of London.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the request of the Royal British Legion that they commission a public enquiry into the way the aftermath of the Gulf War has been handled.

‡The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein— To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals for reviving provincial repertory theatres.

WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY

*The Lord Hooson—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the National Museum authorities in Wales resite and rebuild the Industrial Maritime Museum as soon as possible.

*The Lord Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support inexperienced mothers with the care and parenting of their young children.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider labelling all food products which have been exposed to pesticide sprays with a warning similar to that required for raw milk.

*The Lord Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the persons to be nominated to the Firearms Consultative Committee in August are properly qualified.

THURSDAY 16TH JULY

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with the European Union and other appropriate multilateral organisations to promote an internationally agreed strategy towards migration and towards respect for, and protection of, the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are proposing to modernise National Health Service hearing aids to close the technological gap between them and privately bought hearing aids.

*The Lord Dean of Beswick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present rate or number of owner-occupied houses being repossessed by building societies due to the lapse of mortgage repayments.

NO DAY NAMED

PART I

The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein—To call attention to the opportunities for trade with and investment in Latin America; and to move for papers.

The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To 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 Southwark—To 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 Barnett—To 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 Ilminster—To 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 Moynihan—To call attention to the current situation in Algeria; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Northesk—To call attention to political and economic developments in the South Atlantic; and to move for papers.

The Lord Stone of Blackheath—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Carlisle—To call attention to the number of people from ethnic minorities in senior positions in public life; and to move for papers.

The Lord Sandberg—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the financial crisis in the Far East is likely to have on the British economy.

The Lord Hooson—To call attention to plans to restructure the United Nations for the next century; and to move for papers.

The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the use of sanctions to support United Nations’ resolutions.

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Swynnerton—To 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 Walpole—To call attention to increased time for leisure activities and the pressures and problems this creates; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Clancarty—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have an overall integrated arts strategy for the United Kingdom and, if so, what it is.

Succession to the Crown—The 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 Thomas of Walliswood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to continuing delays in the completion of the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre.

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new help they are considering to promote in-bound tourism to the North West.

The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote and support the responsibilities of family life.

The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Carlisle—To 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 Onslow—To 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 Hanworth—To 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 Oxford—To 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 Ackner—To call attention to the case for effectively monitoring the operation of conditional fee agreements; and to move for papers.

The Lord Dholakia—To call attention to the need for a national strategy for dealing with paedophiles; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Ludford—To 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 Birdwood—To 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 Butterstone—To call attention to the implications for rural communities of the closure of their local school; and to move for papers.

The Lord Hardy of Wath—To call attention to the apparent increase in cruelty to animals; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Kinnoull—To call attention to the need to retain a viable British fishing industry beyond 2002; and to move for papers.

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Earl of Clanwilliam—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the industrialisation of farming practices in the United Kingdom.

The Lord Hylton—To 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 Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ban or restrict smoking in restaurants, other eating places and other public places.

The Lord Rowallan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their long-term policy towards help lines in the field of health services.

The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Hindlip—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would support in the United Nations a timetable to eliminate nuclear weapons if the plan secured the agreement of all other states including India and Pakistan.

The Lord Tope—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the problem of bullying of pupils in secondary schools.

The Baroness Maddock—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to improve the quality of the housing stock following the recent publication of the English House Condition Survey for 1996.

PART II

SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]

The Lord Kingsland—To 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 Slynn of Hadley—To 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 Eggardon—To 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 Prior—To 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 Hoffmann—To 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]

The Lord Barnett—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on the European Central Bank (24th Report, HL Paper 112). [9th June]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 19th June]

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the name of the company which won the Prison Enterprise and Supply Group contract for the provision of Internet services; whether any reference was made in the Invitation to Tender to any requirement to link in with the proposed Home Office Quantum Project; what was the amount of the successful tender; and if another bidder for this contract offered the service at a lower figure, why their bid was not successful.      (HL2376)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a table showing the amounts of money written off by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in respect of defence contracts in each of the years 1979-80 to 1997-98.      (HL2377)

The Baroness Cumberlege—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which are the two hospitals due to close, in addition to the four in Cornwall, referred to by the Secretary of State for Health on the Today programme on 16th June; and whether these hospitals require a decision by the Secretary of State prior to closure.      (HL2378)

The Baroness Cumberlege—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nurses will be required to staff the additional 2,000 hospital beds announced by the Secretary of State on 16th June; how these nurses will be recruited; and from what source.      (HL2379)

The Lord Dean of Beswick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the details of the present formula and criteria being used to determine the levels of Government financial support in the countries and regions of the United Kingdom that produce a figure in Scotland per capita of £871 in excess of that which is spent per capita of population in England; and how long these systems have been in use.      (HL2380)

The Lord Harris of Greenwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answers by the Baroness Blatch on 11th December 1996 (HL Deb, cols. 1077-1078), whether it remains the policy of the present Government that Ministers of the Crown should appoint the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the boards of visitors of prisons in England and Wales; and, if so, whether it will now be reviewed.      (HL2381)

The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in recommending an upper limit for general sale of vitamin B6 of 10 mg, the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment base this figure on animal data divided by a safety factor of 300, as they stated in their initial report last June, or human data divided by a factor of five, as they have more recently stated in their written evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Agriculture last month.      (HL2382)

The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in stating their preliminary observations on the United States National Academy of Sciences report on a tolerable upper limit for vitamin B6 that there may be risks of overdosage for vulnerable subpopulations, the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment recognise the risks of underdosage for such groups.      (HL2383)

The Lord Graham of Edmonton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish a consultation paper on a costs regime for civil cases in the fast track.      (HL2384)

The Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Government Office for the South West last communicated with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on the subject of the proposed bus depot at Filwood playing fields.      (HL2385)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]

Waiting for Second Reading


Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    City of Westminster [HL]

Recommitted to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    London Local Authorities [HL]

Committed to a Select Committee

    Tamar Bridge

Referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills

    Statute Law Repeals [HL]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Pharmacists [HL]
    National Minimum Wage [22nd June]
    European Parliamentary Elections [24th June]
    Regional Development Agencies
    Registered Establishments (Scotland) [22nd June]
    Sexual Orientation Discrimination [HL]
    Scotland

Waiting for Report

    Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office) (Amendment) [HL]
    Police (Northern Ireland) [22nd June]
    Government of Wales [1st July]
    School Standards and Framework [30th June]
    Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) [24th June]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) [HL] [23rd June]
    Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL] [24th June]
    Pesticides [30th June]
    Public Interest Disclosure [29th June]
    Fireworks [29th June]

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]
    Competition [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]
    Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]

Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments

    National Lottery [HL] [22nd June]
    Teaching and Higher Education [HL] [23rd June]

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    National Institutions [29th June]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Air Carrier Liability Order 1998
    Draft Welfare of Livestock (Amendment) Regulations 1998
    Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
    Draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
    Draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1998
    Draft Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) 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

DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS

Proposal laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee

    Draft Deregulation (Weights and Measures) Order 1998
    Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998

Proposal reported from the Deregulation Committee

    Draft Deregulation (Exchangeable Driving Licences) Order 1998 [19th Report]

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Deregulation (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles) Order 1998 [23rd Report]

COMMITTEES

[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 23RD JUNE

European Communities (Sub-Committee A)In Brussels
Parliamentary Privilege Joint Committee10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Cannabis)
European Communities Committee4.15 pm
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE

European Communities (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee C)10.45 am
Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee3.15 pm
European Communities (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
Consolidation Bills Joint Committee4.30 pm
(Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL])
European Communities (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 25TH JUNE

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)10.30 am
(Management of Nuclear Waste)
European Communities (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am

TUESDAY 30TH JUNE

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3224 HL 19th June 1998

HL 19th June 3225

ISBN 0 10 803719 3

ISBN 0 10 803718 5

 
 
 
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