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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.

TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER

At half-past two o’clock

The Lord Norton of Louth

and

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why most employers are granted exemption from the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in the north-east of England as a result of the many redundancies declared in that region in recent weeks.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of disabled people who could move from welfare to work.

*The Lord Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with industry’s response thus far to the Department of Trade and Industry campaign “Languages for Export”.

†Committee of Selection—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the Baroness Jay of Paddington be appointed a member of the Committee in the place of the Lord Richard.

†House of Lords’ Offices Committee—The Chairman of Committees to move on behalf of the Committee of Selection, That the Lord Williams of Mostyn be appointed a member of the Committee in the place of the Lord Richard.

†Procedure Committee—The Chairman of Committees to move on behalf of the Committee of Selection, That the Lord Williams of Mostyn be appointed a member of the Committee in the place of the Lord Richard.

†Liaison Committee—The Chairman of Committees to move on behalf of the Committee of Selection, That the Baroness Jay of Paddington be appointed a member of the Committee in the place of the Lord Richard.

Scotland Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Lord Sewel] [24th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

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

WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER

The Lord Millett

and

The Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Tax Law Rewrite project.

*The Lord Ackner—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when, and in what manner, they propose to monitor how the practice of charging conditional fees is working and, in particular, whether the way in which the risk is assessed and the success fee calculated is operating fairly.

*The Baroness Hamwee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to protect the interests of consumers and to deal with any necessary changes to trademark and competition law in the light of current and recent cases in the European Court of Justice regarding parallel importing of trademarked goods (importing in the so-called “grey market”).

*The Lord Chalfont—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Royal Tournament.

Regional Development Agencies Bill—Committee [The Lord Whitty]

THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Aberdare—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions for the future of the Youth Service.

*The Lord Dean of Beswick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to the recent report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee Getting value for money in Privatisations, what is their estimate of the final cost to the Treasury and the taxpayer of the previous Government’s policy of privatisation.

*The Lord McNally—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to receive the Office of Fair Trading report on predatory pricing in the newspaper industry.

Registration of Political Parties Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

†[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Scotland Bill will be concluded this day]

MONDAY 12TH OCTOBER

The Lord Warner

and

The Baroness Richardson of Calow

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in discussions with other European Union member governments on the appointment of a High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy.

†*The Lord Hacking—To ask the Chairman of Committees what steps he is taking to ensure there is adequate provision for bicycle racks in the precincts of the House, in order to encourage Peers to cycle to the House.

†*The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Russian Federation’s military exercise in August, code-named “Exercise Return” and involving parachute landings close to the borders of Central Europe, falls within their definition of creating stability within the Baltic Region.

*The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives they are proposing to take to address the financial problems of the United Nations organisation.

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

The Baroness Ludford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action by the European Union and its international partners they are seeking to secure peace and justice in Kosovo.

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER

The Lord Ahmed

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the NHS medical drug pricing system.

*The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the proposals put forward by the European Commission in its paper A package to tackle harmful tax competition in the European Union.

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will put forward specific proposals for the restructuring of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

†*The Lord Hacking—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, in furtherance of their environmental policies for the reduction of traffic in London, to introduce bicycle lanes in central London and otherwise to make London safer for cyclists.

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).

†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).

The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote family-friendly working practices to enable people to balance the responsibilities of family life with the demands of paid work.

WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER

The Lord Bell

*The Lord Pearson of Rannoch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to be outvoted in the Council of Ministers over their resistance to the European Union’s proposed Directive on Takeovers; and, if so, whether they will be able to maintain the United Kingdom’s independent system of mergers and acquisitions.

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what attitude they are taking to the reinstatement of Malta’s application to join the European Union.

*The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre to come into operation.

*The Baroness Lockwood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the scheme to pilot the good practice guidelines for dealing with child prostitutes, drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers together with Non-Governmental Organisations and social services; and when the new guidelines will be available.

The Baroness Jay of Paddington—To move, That this House take note of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for reform of the House of Lords, as set out in the Labour Party Manifesto.

†The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert (“and resolves, That a Royal Commission or a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed to consider and report on proposals to reconstitute or reform the House of Lords; and that no such proposals be enacted until the said report has been debated in both Houses of Parliament, and approved in a referendum.”).

THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER

†*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been consulted about the rearrangement of the examination for entry to the European Union civil service which was declared to be invalid owing to serious irregularities.

†*The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the outcome of their investigations in relation to the undiagnosed illnesses among servicemen and women who served in the Gulf War is likely to be announced.

[It is expected that the debate on House of Lords reform will be continued this day]

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick

and

The Baroness Sharp of Guildford

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had in the past two months with the BBC on the future of its Overseas Service.

†*The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will define the phrase “Open Door” policy in relation to the nations of Central Europe which have applied to join NATO.

†*The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the conclusions of the 3rd Report (Session 1997-98) of the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Committee Alternatives to Prison Sentences (HC 486-I).

†*The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people entitled to Disability Living Allowance who have yet to apply for the allowance.

TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER

The Lord Clarke of Hampstead

and

The Lord Evans of Watford

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking bilaterally and multilaterally, including action through the European Union, the Commonwealth and the United Nations Security Council, to promote political solidarity to the problems of the Democratic Republic of Congo and to prevent the escalation of instability and conflict across the region and the African continent.

*The Lord Stanley of Alderley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to start a national dog register when they alter the regulations for quarantine for pets entering the United Kingdom.

†*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to persuade the United States to pay the money it owes to the United Nations.

WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

The Lord Christopher

†*The Lord Dean of Beswick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have taken in connection with further substantial computerisation of the National Health Service to avoid a repetition of past experiences such as in the Wessex Regional Health Authority.

THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER

*The Baroness Castle of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they hope to publish the reports of the nine pilot schemes they have set up to identify and remove the reasons why one million pensioners are not claiming the income support to which they are entitled.

MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER

The Lord Haskins

TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER

The Lord Bishop of Southwark

WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER

The Lord Bragg

TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER

The Lord Brookman

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 Viscount Chelmsford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the link between the United Kingdom’s Balance of Payments and the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by the nation’s leaders and managers is sufficiently understood.

The Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their view of the economic and business opportunities presented by the information age, which was the subject of a Government paper published in April by the Central Office of Information.

The Lord Vinson—To call attention to the case for using nuclear energy to meet the United Kingdom’s Kyoto Conference obligations for the reduction of CO2 emissions; and to move for papers.

The Lord Borrie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to modernise the regulation of the utility industries so as to provide a fair deal for consumers in general and vulnerable consumers in particular.

The Lord Hayhoe—To call attention to the case for establishing an Independent Statutory Commission responsible for the conduct of referendums, their organisation and administration along the lines proposed by the Commission on the Conduct of Referendums chaired by Sir Patrick Nairne which reported in November 1996; and to move for papers.

The Duke of Abercorn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering a request to the European Union for additional funding to ensure that the Londonderry-Strabane-Ballygawley A5 road is upgraded to the required modern standard.

The Lord McNally—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Press Complaints Commission about the outcome of their respective inquiries into the events surrounding the publication of Cries Unheard concerning Mary Bell.

The Lord Ironside—To call attention to the strengths of the Armed Forces and the investments needed to sustain their capabilities for deployment and intervention in defence of the United Kingdom’s sovereign interests; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Lincoln—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to amend current mental health legislation in order to facilitate positive intervention to assist the mentally ill living in the community.

The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the cost of converting Kensington Gardens to a memorial park for the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be met from public funds if the proposal is proceeded with.

The Lord Ackner—To call attention to the Government’s consultation paper Rights of Audience and Rights to Conduct Litigation in England and Wales: The Way Ahead (June 1998); and to move for papers.

The Baroness O’Cathain—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage marketing and its contribution to business success.

The Lord Sefton of Garston—To call attention to the case for a review of income tax (especially at the top levels) in order to ensure a fairer distribution of resources; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Gould of Potternewton—To call attention to the discrepancies in the provision of abortion under the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

The Earl Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the open letter from members of the Social Policy Association published in The Guardian of 29th July.

The Earl Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the responsibilities and the objectives of the Minister for Women.

The Baroness Gould of Potternewton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken, following the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985, in relation to education, prevention and prosecution under the Act.

The Lord Lloyd-Webber—To call attention to the workings of the licensing system governing the export of art and cultural goods; and to move for papers.

The Lord Palmer—To call attention to the present state of agriculture in the United Kingdom with particular reference to Scotland; and to move for papers.

The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the use of sanctions.

The Lord Gordon of Strathblane—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that a reduction in VAT on hotel accommodation might boost tourist traffic and so increase exchequer revenues.

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.

†The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many servicemen and women who served in the Gulf War have illnesses still awaiting diagnosis; and what progress is being made in their investigations in relation to these illnesses.

†The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are implementing to improve bilateral and trading links with Iran.

†The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards recent developments in Sudan.

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 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 Wallace of Saltaire—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Student Mobility in the European Union (27th Report, HL Paper 116). [3rd July]

The Lord Hoffman—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Europol: Third Country Rules (29th Report, Session 1997-98, HL Paper 135). [29th July]

The Lord Barnett—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on the Reform of the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund (30th Report, HL Paper 138). [3rd August]

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Incorporating the Schengen Acquis into the European Union (31st Report, HL Paper 139). [8th September]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 5th October]

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the names and qualifications of members of the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes.      (HL3326)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the negotiations on a protocol to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention.      (HL3327)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the full and effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.      (HL3328)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the follow-up, both nationally and internationally, to the initiatives on nuclear disarmament set out in the Strategic Defence Review; and whether the possibility of establishing a Five Power Nuclear Forum is becoming a reality.      (HL3329)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the Russian government’s ability to control and protect the safety of their 23,000 nuclear weapons; and what negotiations are taking place between NATO and Russia on measures to de-alert nuclear forces.      (HL3330)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy with regard to nuclear retaliation in the case of aggressor states contemplating the use of chemical and biological weapons.      (HL3331)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what studies they have made of the impact of sanctions on children in Burundi; what their conclusions are; and what action they are consequently promoting.      (HL3332)

The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have, in coordination with their European Union partners, finalised plans to enable civil servants from the 5+1 nations which commenced negotiations for entry into the European Union on 31st March to undertake attachments to the European Commission and the civil services of member states of the European Union; and whether they will provide (a) a list of the United Kingdom ministries involved in the process and (b) the numbers of civil servants from each of the 5+1 nations involved.      (HL3333)

The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to attach, as military advisers, an officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to the Ministries of Defence of Estonia and Latvia as they have done to the Ministry of Defence of Lithuania.      (HL3334)

The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a single Minister has been designated “Minister for the Disabled” or whether there are still several Ministers with such responsibilities in different Government Departments.      (HL3335)

The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have yet received advice from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee on the report produced by the Wildlife Trusts and World Wildlife Fund examining the situation for harbour porpoises in West Wales; if so, what that advice was; and, if not, when they expect to receive it.      (HL3336)

The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in preparing to reform the Common Agricultural Policy, they have commissioned any studies of the effect on the New Zealand rural economy of the withdrawal of all agricultural subsidies; if not, why not; and, if so, whether they propose to publish the results.      (HL3337)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Immigration Act detainees are held in each of the prisons or detention centres in use for this purpose, at the latest convenient date; and, of the total, how many were detained from the port of entry to the United Kingdom.      (HL3338)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Private Finance Initiative contract, awarded in April 1996 to Siemens Business Services, for IT services for the new Integrated Casework Directorate.      (HL3339)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give details, including dates, of any official communications they have had with the régime of Denis Sassou-Nguesso in Congo-Brazzaville, which came to power through a military coup.      (HL3340)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds an application for bail will be determined under the arrangements proposed in paragraph 12.8 of the White Paper Fairer, Firmer, Faster-a modern approach to immigration and asylum (Cm 4018); whether there will be any appeal against refusal of bail; whether magistrates or the Immigration Appeals Adjudicator as the case may be will have the power to demand sureties at the initial hearing; and whether in doing so they will be required to limit the sureties to an amount the applicant could reasonably be expected to pay.      (HL3341)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reached a decision on the need for an increase in the detention estate, as suggested in paragraph 12.14 of the White Paper Fairer, Firmer, Faster-a modern approach to immigration and asylum (Cm 4018); and, if so, how many additional centres, of what capacity, they consider will be needed.      (HL3342)

The Earl Kitchener—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a date has yet been fixed for the inquest on Mr John Callaghan who died in Strangeways Prison on 7th May 1996, while awaiting psychiatric assessment.      (HL3343)

The Earl of Shrewsbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the recommendations of the Environment Agency that a 10 year ban on the fishing for salmon with rod and line be imposed on rivers in England and Wales, they will take immediate steps to close down the North East Coast drift net fisheries.      (HL3344)

The Earl of Shrewsbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect the sand eel population around the coasts of the United Kingdom.      (HL3345)

The Earl of Shrewsbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now lift the ban on the culling, except by licence, of mergansers, cormorants and other protected birds which prey on salmon parr, as an encouragement for greater survival of those fish; and, if not, why not.      (HL3346)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Recommitted to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    London Local Authorities [HL]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Pharmacists [HL]
    Regional Development Agencies [7th October]
    Scotland [6th October]
    Waste Minimisation
    Criminal Appeal (Amendment) [HL]
    Northern Ireland

Waiting for Report

    Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office) (Amendment) [HL]
    European Parliamentary Elections [12th October]

Waiting for Third Reading

    City of Westminster [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]
    Business Improvement Districts [HL]
    Electricity Generation [HL]
    Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) [HL]
    Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) [HL]
    Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL]
    Sexual Orientation Discrimination [HL]
    Statute Law (Repeals) [HL]
    Pensions (Amendment) [HL]
    Bodmin Moor Commons [HL]
    Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]

Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments

    Competition [HL]

Returned to the Commons amended

    Fireworks

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998
    Draft Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
    Draft Local Government (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
    Draft Meat and Livestock Commission Levy (Variation) Scheme (Confirmation) Order 1998

DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS

Proposals reported from the Deregulation Committee

    Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998
    Draft Deregulation (Occasional Licences) Order 1998

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Cannabis)

TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Science & Technology Committee10.45 am
Procedure of the House Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee C)10.45 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Communities (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER

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

TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER

European Communities Committee4.15 pm
Administration and Works Sub-Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER

Parliamentary Privilege Joint Committee10.30 am

 
 
 
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