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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 3RD NOVEMBER

At half-past two o’clock

The Lord Brookman

*The Lord Berkeley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to encourage walking in towns and cities, in accordance with the policies set out in the recently published Transport White Paper, can be implemented immediately.

*The Lord Razzall—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are confident that the private sector has the structures in place to be Millennium compliant by 1st January 2000.

*The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their most recent proposals for the future of Dover House in Whitehall.

*The Lord Cadman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that, following the moratorium on the sale of former railway land recently announced, adequate consultation is taking place between Rail Properties Ltd and local authorities and others concerning the redevelopment of suitable sites for future railway use.

†Scotland Bill—Further consideration on Report [The Lord Sewel] [32nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

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

WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

*The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are proposing to take to address the social consequences, especially in Russia and Indonesia, of the current global financial crisis.

*The Lord Dean of Beswick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount they have committed to public sector housing since taking office, and how was the figure arrived at.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to secure the future of the coal industry.

*The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether undergraduate and graduate students from the “5+1” nations negotiating for entry into the European Union and studying at United Kingdom universities pay fees at the European Union rate; and, if not, whether they plan that such students should do so.

European Parliamentary Elections Bill—Consideration of Commons reasons [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

Regional Development Agencies Bill—Report [The Lord Whitty]

‡Working Time Regulations 1998—The Lord Alton of Liverpool to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations (S.I. 1998/1833), laid before the House on 30th July, be annulled.

THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the European Union’s satellite aid programmes are subject to sufficient financial control to prevent fraud.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the position of adults or parents of children who refuse treatment for themselves or their children recommended by their general medical practitioner or consultant when there is no imminent risk to life.

*The Lord Moynihan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of relations between the United Kingdom and Chile.

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

‡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.

FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

[At eleven o’clock]

Waste Minimisation Bill—Committee [The Lord Hardy of Wath]

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).

The Lord Hoffmann—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Europol: Third Country Rules (29th Report, HL Paper 135).

Local Government (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998—The Lord Dubs to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 21st July be approved.

Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998—The Lord Dubs to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 23rd July be approved.

MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Razzall—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to prevent any overpricing of goods by the major supermarket chains.

*The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the delay in publishing their draft Bill on Freedom of Information (which was to have been published in September), what is the current position on this legislation.

*The Lord Geraint—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present state of the agricultural industry in Wales.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will reach a conclusion about the future of the Post Office.

TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the consequences of the proposals contained in the final draft of the European Council Directive on “End of Life Vehicles” (COM (97) 358) for the collection, storage, repair, use and conservation of historic vehicles.

*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.

*The Lord Mottistone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware that the Royal Mail, when forwarding letters to country addresses, are omitting the names of the village and county from the address.

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support a closer relationship between the Western European Union and the European Union, leading in time to the incorporation of the Western European Union into the European Union.

Northern Ireland Bill—Report [The Lord Dubs] [33rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

*The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will relax the visa regime for Iran to accommodate the business community; and, if so, when.

*The Lord Nickson—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to eradicate the outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia in Scottish fish farms.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to control the flow into the United Kingdom of applicants for asylum, of whom only a small percentage have to date been accepted after the processes of investigation.

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the refurbished Royal Opera House opens on time and with a full cast.

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

[It is expected that the Report stage of the Northern Ireland Bill will be concluded this day]

THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Holme of Cheltenham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the North Irish Horse Squadron will be disbanded as a result of the reserve forces cuts set out in the Strategic Defence Review.

*The Viscount Long—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in line with their policy to encourage the use of bicycles, they have any plans to introduce a form of licensing for cyclists.

*The Lord Newby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government where matters currently stand in the negotiations on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.

FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

[At eleven o’clock]

Hereditary Peerage (Election) Bill [HL]— Second Reading [The Lord Pearson of Rannoch]

MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Luke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency plans are in place for transport to and from the Millennium Dome in the event of the Jubilee Line extension not opening on schedule.

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to monitor the standards of health and nutrition of children at school; and whether any deterioration in such standards has been noted since changes were made in the arrangements for school meals in the 1980s.

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions the full inter-departmental working group on overseas development cooperation has met at ministerial level since May 1997 and what consideration it has given to security sector reform.

*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in setting up the Foods Standards Agency.

Procedure of the House—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 4th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 144) be agreed to.

The Earl Ferrers—To move, as an amendment to the Chairman of Committees’ motion, at end insert (“save for item 1 (Lord Chancellor’s Formal Dress)”).

TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Cadman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the prices paid by British consumers for foodstuffs and other commodities, which are reported to be higher than those in other European Union Member States, are consistent with the existence of a single market within the European Union.

*The Lord Phillips of Sudbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the forthcoming Royal Commission on reform of the House of Lords to undertake a campaign of information and consultation with the general public.

*The Lord McCarthy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees who now earn less than the National Insurance lower earnings limit of £64 a week will be lifted above this limit by the introduction of the National Minimum Wage; and what would be the annual cost of providing those that remain with the right to full contributory benefits.

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their plans for constitutional reform include modernisation of the relationship between the Channel Islands and the United Kingdom.

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have abandoned their proposal to establish a Foods Standards Agency.

*The Lord Taylor of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Ordnance Survey are no longer depicting county boundaries on their maps and whether they will revert to the original method of including both county and administrative data.

*The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy that dietary supplements are sold under the law relating to food provided they are safe and make no medicinal claims.

*The Lord Shore of Stepney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to assist the government and people of Bangladesh to deal with the recent flood disaster; and what assessment has been made of their continuing needs and priorities.

THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Jacobs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the operation of the new regulations which limit the sale of aspirin and other similar products to 32 tablets at one time without the express agreement of a pharmacist.

*The Lord Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that Primary Care Group Boards are so structured as to make proper use of the skills and knowledge of pharmacists.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement or assistance they are giving to the development of offshore wind generation of electricity.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 will be the responsibilities and the objectives of the Minister for Women.

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 ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present state of agriculture in the United Kingdom with particular reference to the upland regions and Scotland.

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

The Lord Mackie of Benshie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking or intend to take to deal with the serious crisis facing British farmers.

The Lord Mayhew of Twysden—To ask HMG what representations they have received about their proposals for a “modern system” for corporation tax payments following the abolition of advance corporation tax in April 1999.

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the indefinite unilateral ceasefire from 1st September by the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), and the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq and recent military threats against Syria.

The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give advice to police authorities on the circumstances in which police vehicles may exceed speed limits, ignore traffic lights and in other ways dispense with the regulations governing traffic on public roads.

The Lord Freyberg—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have in mind a change in the way in which the arts in this country are governed and managed.

The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health plans to issue new guidance on MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines in the light of new medical evidence and litigation recently instituted against pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the vaccines.

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that further measures are needed to protect and maintain the separation of powers and the independence and impartiality of the Judiciary in determining devolution issues, human rights issues and other issues involving the misuse of power by public authorities.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to alleviate the current difficulties facing the farming industry in the uplands.

The Lord Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to take to address the difficulties facing the agricultural industry.

The Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to deal with claims for compensation by mineworkers who are suffering from respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema.

The Lord Rowallan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their view of the disparity between farm-gate and supermarket prices for food products; and what steps they intend to take to redress this imbalance.

The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what future defence role they see for the Western European Union.

The Lord McNally—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes in procedure and liaison between the Home Office and the Press Complaints Commission have taken place following their respective inquiries into the circumstances surrounding press serialisation of Cries Unheard concerning the case of Mary Bell.

The Earl of Iveagh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide additional financial support for conductive education.

The Baroness Knight of Collingtree—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider the case for changes in the procedure to deal with alleged disciplinary misdemeanours by hospital doctors or consultants, particularly to speed up the process.

The Lord Ahmed—To call attention to the case for fresh international initiatives to solve the problem of Kashmir; and to move for papers.

The Lord Paul—To call attention to the role of privately owned businesses in the British economy; and to move for papers;

The Lord Morris of Castle Morris—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to alleviate the funding difficulties faced by the British Library.

The Lord Berkeley—To call attention to the Government White Paper A New Deal for Transport: better for everyone (Cm 3950); and to move for papers.

†The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether heads of government and foreign or trade ministers from countries outside the European Union enjoy sufficient access to United Kingdom ministers; how many requests for meetings at heads of government or ministerial level have been made since 1st May 1997; what such meetings have taken place; and what such further meetings have been arranged.

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 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]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 2nd November]

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce measures to create a coherent and user-friendly legislative code to tackle unfair discrimination with consistent powers of monitoring and enforcement.      (HL3658)

The Lord Bruce of Donington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes will be made to the cash limits of the Department of Health in 1998-99.      (HL3664)

The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when routine testing of badgers killed in road traffic accidents will resume; and which areas will be covered.      (HL3665)

The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which areas of the country testing of badgers killed in road traffic accidents has been carried out on a continuous basis over the past five years; and which areas will be brought back into such testing after an interruption of post-mortem testing of badgers.      (HL3666)

The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to lift the Beef on the Bone Regulations 1997 to enable beef on the bone to be sold legally in the United Kingdom.      (HL3667)

The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new NHS Fraud Supremo has yet developed a strategy; if so, what are its key targets; and when it will be published.      (HL3668)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recommendation by the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Mr Fatchett) that the authorities in Bahrain should open a dialogue with the Committee for Popular Petition, what action they will take over the summons for questioning of former MP Ali Qassim Rabia and Sheikh Essa Abdulla al-Jawder, members of the CPP, for writing to the Amir about the proposed dialogue.       (HL3669)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to persuade the authorities in Bahrain to give serious consideration to the recommendations made in the report The Crisis of Human Rights in Bahrain: The Rule of Law under Threat, published by the Parliamentary Human Rights Group and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales on 28th October.       (HL3670)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to incorporate a reference to the displacement and exile of large numbers of the Karen people in the Resolution on Burma (Myanmar) which is to be tabled at the United Nations General Assembly in November.       (HL3671)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose, at the United Nations General Assembly, that a convention to prevent jamming of trans-frontier television be drafted, including a mechanism for enforcement, and that in the meanwhile, the General Assembly should commission a report on interference with transmissions, and the technological means of detecting the origin of jamming signals.       (HL3672)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are considering, in consultation with the airlines and the Civil Aviation Authority, to deal with the hazards arising from violent and disruptive conduct by passengers.      (HL3673)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British and European Union diplomats are still observing the trials in Turkey of police officers accused of murdering Mr Metin Goktepe and of causing the Gazi massacre.      (HL3674)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are discussing with the Government of Turkey the sentences of ten months’ imprisonment on the Mayor of Istanbul and on Mr Akin Birdal, President of the Turkish Human Rights Association, under Article 312 of the Penal Code, following speeches made by them.      (HL3675)

The Lord Acton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 27th July (WA 151), when they expect to receive and publish the report by the Social Services Inspectors on the Medway Secure Training Centre.      (HL3676)

The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received from any holder of a consent in respect of genetically modified organisms any notifications of new information on the risks of damage to the environment, on the effects of any releases for the assessment of such risks and on better techniques for preventing environmental damage, as required by sections 112(5)(b) and 112(7)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended); and, if so, whether they will provide details of the consent holders and notifications.      (HL3677)

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking together with their partners in the European Union to ensure that developing countries are enabled to pursue and enjoy their full rights within the World Trade Organisation.      (HL3678)

The Earl of Iveagh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the White Paper on Overseas Territories has not yet been published; and whether they will now indicate when they expect it to be published.      (HL3679)

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] [11th November]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Pharmacists [HL]
    Waste Minimisation [6th November]
    Criminal Appeal (Amendment) [HL]
    Registration of Political Parties [5th November]

Waiting for Report

    Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office) (Amendment) [HL]
    Regional Development Agencies [4th November]
    Scotland [3rd November]
    Northern Ireland [10th November]

Sent to the Commons

    Coordinated Universal Time [HL]
    Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment) [HL]
    Geneva Conventions (Amendment) [HL]
    British Nationality (St. Helena) [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]
    City of Westminster [HL]

Returned to the Commons amended

    Fireworks

Waiting for consideration of Commons reasons

    European Parliamentary Elections [4th November]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Competition [HL]
    Human Rights [HL]

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Cathedrals

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations 1998
    Draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 1998
    Draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 1998

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
    Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
    Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
    Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1998
    Draft Channel 4 (Application of Excess Revenues) Order 1998
    Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Insurance) Order 1998

DEREGULATION PROPOSAL IN PROGRESS

Proposal reported from the Deregulation Committee

    Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER

Parliamentary Privilege Joint Committee10.30 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee4.15 pm
European Communities Committee4.15 pm
House of Lords’ Offices Committee4.30 pm
in the Moses Room
European Communities (Sub-Committee D)in Brussels

WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee C)10.45 am
Science and Technology Committee10.45 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee F)3.30 pm

THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

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

TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

London Local Authorities Bill [HL]10.30 am
Unopposed Bill Committee
European Communities (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am

 
 
 
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