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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 19TH JANUARY

At half-past two o’clock

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to deal with the shortage of teachers of mathematics, modern languages and science in secondary schools.

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any assessment has been made of the overall cost of outstanding road maintenance work throughout the United Kingdom.

*The Lord Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support the government of Sweden in pressing the European Union for a ban on commercial advertising targeted at children.

*The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Governors of the BBC on whether there should be a Scottish-based 6.00 pm news programme on BBC1.

Access to Justice Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord Chancellor] [5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY

*The Lord Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in 1997, the conception rate for 13-15 year old girls rose by 11 per cent over the figure for 1996; and, if so, what action they propose to take to reverse this trend.

*The Lord Cadman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that Railtrack plc’s apparent lack of plans for the provision of “piggyback” freight facilities in the context of the upgrading of the West Coast Main Line will undermine their policies in respect of the transfer of freight from road to rail.

*The Lord Graham of Edmonton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have in mind any change to the system for lay visiting to police stations, to satisfy the public that those in custody are being treated fairly.

*The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what means they are using or planning to increase the number of prosecutions for abusing and exploiting children under 18; and when they expect to publish a national plan concerning child abuse.

The Lord Taverne—To call attention to the significance for the British economy of the introduction of the euro; and to move for papers.

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for preventing worldwide proliferation of small arms and controlling the actions of military companies.

THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any assessment has been made of the implications of the cutback in new road building on traffic congestion throughout the United Kingdom.

*The Earl of Kinnoull—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a planning inquiry procedure that has so far taken four years is a satisfactory way of examining in public the Terminal 5 project at Heathrow Airport.

*The Lord Laming—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will refer the research paper Homicides by people with Mental Illness—myth and reality (Taylor and Gunn—British Journal of Psychiatry) to the review of the Mental Health Services.

‡Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999—The Baroness Hollis of Heigham to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved.

‡Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Fund Payments) Order 1999—The Baroness Hollis of Heigham to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved.

‡Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 1999—The Baroness Hollis of Heigham to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Access to Justice Bill will be continued this day]

MONDAY 25TH JANUARY

*The Lord Cadman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there was no mention made of rail freight in the draft guidance document issued to local authorities by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in respect of their obligation to produce a Local Transport Plan by July 1999.

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that their present policies constitute no threat to the traditional independence of the judiciary.

*The Lord Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered introducing a carbon tax.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether paragraph 88, on contacts with the media, in the Ministerial Code issued on 31st July 1997 applies to unattributable briefings by Ministers’ special advisers and their information officers.

Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Bill [HL]— Report [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]

Registration of Political Parties (Prohibited Words and Expressions) Order 1998—The Earl of Onslow to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 23rd November, be annulled (S.I. 1998/2873).

†The Viscount Falkland—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the way in which the current enquiry into possible criminal activities in horse racing is proceeding and, in particular, whether they consider that damage could be done to the reputation of jockeys who are arrested and subsequently released without charge in the course of the enquiry.

TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether sufficient progress is being made concerning the implementation by companies of the recommendations of the Greenbury and Hampel Reports.

*The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have now completed their review of plans for the eastern end of the M40/A40 at Acton, and whether they now intend to complete the work.

*The Lord Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the use of Warfarin for the control of squirrels where there is no suitable alternative.

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the National Health Service hearing aid by replacing it with a modern version.

†Trustee Delegation Bill [HL]— Committee [The Lord Chancellor]

‡The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to end the practice whereby an investigating accountant appointed to a company subsequently becomes the Receiver of the company.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Access to Justice Bill will be continued this day]

WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY

*The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their view of the recent reductions in funding for complementary medical treatment on the part of health authorities.

*The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to ratify the Statute of the International Criminal Court.

*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many positions for Non-Executive Directors of NHS Trusts are currently vacant and what number have been unfilled for three months or more from the date of vacancy, since the General Election on 1st May 1997.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue guidance to planning authorities on factors to be taken into account when applications for constructing transmission masts for mobile telephones are being considered.

†The Lord Berkeley—To call attention to the transport White Paper A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone (Cm 3950) and other related transport matters; and to move for papers.

†The Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws—To call attention to the role and future of the British Council; and to move for papers.

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.

THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY

*The Baroness Masham of Ilton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are sufficient facilities and expertise to provide for patients suffering from meningitis; and whether the level of research being carried out into the causes of meningitis is appropriate.

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their two policies of maintaining the nuclear deterrent and eliminating nuclear weapons are consistent, and whether their vote for the former at the United Nations was in conflict with the latter.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the results of the epidemiological study conducted by the King’s Fund War Illness Research Unit.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Access to Justice Bill will be concluded this day]

MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

*The Earl of Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the morale of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has so far been made in the drafting of a new “Strategic Concept” for NATO.

*The Lord Clinton-Davis—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to amend the law to enable public disciplinary proceedings to be initiated or continued following the retirement of a police officer.

†*The Lord McNally—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to receive from the Office of Fair Trading the results of the inquiry into the pricing policy of Times Newspapers.

†Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill [HL]— House to be again in Committee [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

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

TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take any action following the employment tribunal case relating to Melksham Hospital in Wiltshire, won by Christine Clunie and Alison Hale.

†*The Lord Christopher—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is now timely to consider combining the regulatory bodies for television and radio to avoid overlap or inconsistency.

†*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their latest plans for the funding of the external services of the BBC.

‡The Lord Gladwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that current planning procedures respecting proposals for new commercial airports take adequate account of environmental considerations and national policy requirements.

WEDNESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue a White Paper on the advantages and disadvantages of the United Kingdom joining the Single European Currency.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current position with regard to the documents misappropriated from the Medical Assessment Programme of the Ministry of Defence in November 1998.

†The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To call attention to the state of the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

THESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

†[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill will be concluded this day]

MONDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further news they have concerning the Millennium Dome.

TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

*The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they plan to take to discourage excessive mileage by company cars.

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they anticipate that the first group of applicant states from Central and Eastern Europe will become full members of the European Union.

†*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what issues have become the most significant in the current renegotiation of the Lomé Agreement between the European Union and the ACP states; and what are their priority objectives for the outcome of those negotiations.

WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits they expect British agriculture to gain from the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy under the European Union’s Agenda 2000 dossier.

MONDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Barnett—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what European Union tax harmonisation proposals they have agreed or propose to agree.

NO DAY NAMED

PART I

The Lord Simon of Glaisdale—To move to resolve, That the prolixity of the Statute Book has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished.

The Lord Moynihan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the institutional and financing reforms, including the re-weighting of votes in the Council of Ministers, necessary for European Union enlargement.

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; and to move for papers.

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 disregard the regulations governing traffic on public roads.

The Lord Northbourne—To call attention to the economic and social role of marriage; and to move for papers.

The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in their investigations into the undiagnosed illnesses of service men and women who served in the Gulf War.

The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they propose to increase the take-up of social security benefits.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support current proposals for tax harmonisation in the European Union.

The Lord Hardy of Wath—To call attention to the apparent increase in cruelty to animals; 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 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 Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the 3rd Report (Session 1997-98) of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Alternatives to Prison Sentences.

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

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 carbon dioxide emissions; and to move for papers.

The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein—To call attention to political developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.

The Lord Tope—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that adequate measures and inspection arrangements are in force to ensure the safety of university students who rent accommodation.

The Lord Vinson—To call attention to the regulations that affect the job creating potential of small firms; and to move for papers.

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

The Lord Rea—To call attention to the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health chaired by Sir Donald Acheson; and to move for papers.

The Lord Alton of Liverpool—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their policy is concerning the use of human embryos in cloning procedures.

The Viscount Waverley—To call attention to the role of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of Trade and Industry in serving the United Kingdom’s overseas interests; and to move for papers.

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to reduce the incidence of violent and disruptive behaviour by passengers on aircraft entering or leaving the United Kingdom.

The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to take to alleviate the economic hardships, both present and forecast, of those involved in family farms.

The Earl of Gowrie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recent financial settlement for the arts constitutes a stable basis of arts funding for the early years of the forthcoming millennium.

The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe solutions to the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Lord Dean of Beswick—To call attention to developments in the Football Association; and to move for papers.

The Lord Glenarthur—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they apply to the timeliness and completeness of replies by Ministers and officials to correspondence from members of both Houses of Parliament and the public; and whether they are satisfied that they are meeting such criteria.

The Lord Vivian—To call attention to the shortages of manpower in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, and the limitation these shortages impose on the ability of the Forces to sustain operations; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Denton of Wakefield—To call attention to the future for small businesses in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

The Viscount Tenby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their reaction to the recent Social Services Inspectorate Report on the Medway Secure Training Centre.

†The Baroness Hooper—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current policy towards Cuba.

†The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps have been taken to facilitate economic recovery in the recently devastated republics of Central America.

PART II

MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE

[Ballot on 3rd February for debate on 17th February]

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

The Lord Campbell of Croy—To call attention to the amount of crime in the United Kingdom involving theft of road vehicles or breaking into them to steal the contents; and to move for papers.

The Lord Dean of Beswick—To call attention to the case for an accelerated public sector house building programme for houses to rent; 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 Earl of Caithness—To call attention to the impact of the debt-based monetary system on Governments, businesses and individuals; and to move for papers.

The Lord Ahmed—To call attention to the case for fresh international initiatives to alleviate the current state of tension between India and Pakistan; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham—To call attention to the humanitarian problems faced by the people of Iraq; and to move for papers.

The Lord Astor of Hever—To call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for the abolition of grammar schools; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Iveagh—To call attention to the needs of severely disabled people, with particular reference to the promotion of conductive education in the United Kingdom; 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.

PART III

SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

The Lord Geddes—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Airline Competition (32nd Report, Session 1997-98, HL Paper 156). [11th December]

The Baroness Hilton of Eggardon—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Partnership and Trust: The Tacis Programme (33rd Report, Session 1997-98, HL Paper 157). [14th January]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 18th January, or unanswered after 21 days]

7th December

The Baroness Wharton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving dialogue with the horse industry, particularly in relation to health, welfare, taxation and betting, in order to influence the priority of equine matters within the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and communication, co-ordination and decision making.      (HL226)

8th December

The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage schools to take up (a) apples and (b) pears which are withdrawn from the market when the price is low to supplement the diet of school children; and whether they can facilitate this by lowering the minimum weight requirement of this scheme from 750 kg.      (HL257)

The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for grants to farmers for the rehabilitation of old orchards have been refused in the last two years for lack of available funds; how much money would have been required to make the grants; and what steps they propose to take to enable such grants to be made in the future.      (HL258)

14th December

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which officials attended the COPEX 98 exhibition; and in pursuance of what departmental responsibilities.      (HL327)

16th December

The Lord Hamilton of Dalzell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the statement by the Lord Dubs on the Northern Ireland Bill on 27th October (HL Deb, col. 1842) that “Corporation tax provisions are determined centrally by the Treasury in the context of the United Kingdom’s overall fiscal policy. To do otherwise might produce undesirable distortions within the United Kingdom single market. For that reason, it is important that corporation tax, like other taxes, remains an excepted matter”, means that these powers to tax would have to be surrendered by the United Kingdom to the European Union to avoid similar undesirable distortions.      (HL361)

18th January

The Lord Orme—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current composition of the Ministerial Group on the Restructuring of the European Aerospace and Defence Industry (MISC5).      (HL565)

The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current shortfall against establishment of district nurses in England by region.      (HL566)

The Earl of Mar and Kellie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will have any plans to introduce a scheme of funding for public footpath maintenance in Scotland, to complement the existing funding for public footpath creation.      (HL567)

The Earl of Mar and Kellie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are actively encouraging the establishment of coppicing, and the coppice-crafts, in Scotland.      (HL568)

The Lord Bishop of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what qualities they seek in persons to be appointed to National Park Authorities to represent the national interest.      (HL569)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which states oblige air and sea carriers to check the validity of the passports and visas of incoming passengers; and, in each case, whether fines are levied for passengers with incorrect documents.      (HL570)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have examined the Canadian performance-related system of carrier’s liability for airlines; and, if not, why not.      (HL571)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide tables showing United Kingdom exports and imports from Russia over the last five years, or part-years, in (a) actual and (b) constant values.      (HL572)

The Lord Spens—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place a copy of the 4th January 1989 letter form Mr W B Willott of the Department of Trade and Industry, dealing with his concerns on the possible fatal effect on the Guinness trials of the judgement of Lord Grantchester QC in the Licensed Dealers’ Tribunal in the matter of TWH Management Limited, to Mrs Olsen of the Serious Fraud Office together with the reply of Mrs Olsen of 13th January 1989, in the Library of the House.      (HL573)

The Lord Spens—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ministers were consulted and, if so, which Minister in 1989 was involved in the decision not to disclose the 1988 judgement of Lord Grantchester QC in the Licensed Dealers’ Tribunal in the matter of TWH Management Ltd.      (HL574)

The Baroness Denton of Wakefield—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the policy priorities for the Biotechnology and Science Research Councils; and which Minister authorises these.      (HL575)

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British police officers are now in post as liaison officers in other countries; and in which countries they are posted.      (HL576)

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution (a) the Channel Islands and (b) the Isle of Man make to the United Kingdom central budget, in return for the services they receive from the United Kingdom Government.      (HL577)

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the revenue lost to the Exchequer through the use of offshore accounts in (a) the Channel Islands and (b) the Isle of Man by companies and individuals resident in the United Kingdom.      (HL578)

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the Edwards Report on Financial Regulation in the Channel Islands; and whether this cost was carried entirely on the Home Office budget.      (HL579)

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost of patrolling the waters around the Channel Islands in the past two years, including fishery patrols; and how this cost has been financed.      (HL580)

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many liaison officers from overseas police forces (including financial police) are in post in London; and from which countries they are drawn.      (HL581)

The Baroness Mallalieu—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in conducting periodic reviews of the electoral arrangements for county councils, the Local Government Commission will be permitted to modify the requirement for numerical equality between electoral divisions to ensure that in sparsely populated areas such as West Somerset very large geographical divisions are not created which will weaken the link between an elected representative and the electorate.      (HL582)

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government where in the United Kingdom the products currently manufactured at the Royal Ordnance factory at Bishopton will be sourced after the closure of the Bishopton facility.      (HL583)

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what grants and loans have been given by them or by any publicly funded bodies over the last ten years to the agriculture companies of A Simmers, A Simmers (Farms) and A Simmers (Cairnbogie).      (HL584)

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Government Department or any publicly funded bodies or the Inland Revenue or Customs and Excise are creditors to A Simmers, A Simmers (Farms) and A Simmers (Cairnbogie), all now in receivership; and, if any, what amounts.      (HL585)

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new company Scotpigs which has acquired the assets of A Simmers, A Simmers (Farms) and A Simmers (Cairnbogie) has applied to any Government Department or any publicly funded body for a grant or loan; and whether they will give details of any such application and the decision made on it.      (HL586)

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Scotland after devolution.      (HL587)

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sewel on 3rd September 1998 (WA 54-55), how many fish farming sites have notified an outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia since then.      (HL588)

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will instruct local authorities to include road safety in their Crime and Disorder Audits.      (HL589)

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when action will be taken to deal with “cowboy” wheelclampers, as highlighted in the Transport White Paper.      (HL590)

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking on the trunk road network to remove unauthorised signs and advertisements which might distract drivers and damage the visual environment.      (HL591)

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that local authorities remove unauthorised signs and advertisements from roads under their control.      (HL592)

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government—

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 3rd December 1998 (WA 50), what is the average unit cost of a typical investigation into deaths caused by (a) road traffic accidents and (b) criminal activity.      (HL594)

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether letters addressed to General Pinochet being carried by members of his staff were opened by Special Branch on Tuesday 29th December 1998; if so, why; and who gave the authorisation.      (HL595)

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the baggage belonging to General Pinochet’s personal physician and four other members of his staff was broken into by Special Branch at Heathrow on Tuesday 27th December 1998; and, if so, why.      (HL596)

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is normal for baggage to be opened by Customs and Excise or Special Branch without the owners of the luggage being present.      (HL597)

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for the medical condition and health of General Pinochet while detained.      (HL598)

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Home Secretary is receiving regular medical reports on the health of General Pinochet while detained.      (HL599)

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the costs of the Crown in the case for the extradition of General Pinochet will be refunded by the Spanish Government; and whether there is a cap on the amount of expenses the Spanish Government are prepared to pay for.      (HL600)

The Lord Tebbit—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the resignation of Mr Mandelson was because of his conduct or because his conduct had become public knowledge.      (HL601)

The Lord Tebbit—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how listeners and viewers are expected to distinguish which views expressed in broadcasts by Ministers are personal views, which are not Government policy and which represent Government policy.      (HL602)

The Lord Tebbit—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that Ministers being interviewed in their official capacity should mix personal and official views without distinction.      (HL603)

The Lord Tebbit—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when Mr Mandelson represents the Prime Minister, his conduct is governed by the rules, codes of conduct and conventions governing the conduct of Ministers.      (HL604)

The Lord Tebbit—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister is responsible to Parliament for the actions of Mr Mandelson whilst he is representing Her Majesty’s Government.      (HL605)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Pollution Prevention and Control [HL]
    Access to Justice [HL] [19th January]
    Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence [HL] [1st February]
    Disability Rights Commission [HL]
    Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL]
    Trustee Delegation [HL] [26th January]

Waiting for Report

    Commonwealth Development Corporation [HL]
    Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) [HL] [25th January]

Waiting for Third Reading

    London Local Authorities [HL]

Sent to the Commons

    Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]
    City of Westminster [HL]

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Cathedrals

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) Order 1999
    Draft European Communities (Immunities and Privileges of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) Order 1999
    Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999
    Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Fund Payments) Order 1999
    Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 1999

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998
    Draft Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Prescribed Proceedings) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998
    Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice No. 5) Order 1998
    Draft Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) Regulations 1998
    Open-Ended Investment Companies (Investment Companies with Variable Capital) (Fees) Regulations 1998
    Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for affirmative resolution

    Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1999 [2nd Report, Session 1998-99]
    Draft Deregulation (Weights and Measures) Order 1999 [4th Report, Session 1998-99]

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY

Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)10.00 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England3.30 pm
(Select Committee)
European Communities (Select Committee)4.15 pm
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY

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 21ST JANUARY

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

TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.45 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee D)3.30 pm

WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am

 
 
 
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