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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.

WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY

At half-past two o’clock

*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.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That Standing Order 38 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Monday 25th January to allow the motion in the name of the Earl of Onslow to be taken immediately after proceedings on the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions etc.) Bill [HL].

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Taverne set down for today shall be limited to 5 hours.

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.

†*The Baroness David—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they can prevent cuts being carried out in Russian, Hungarian and Arabic World Service programmes.

†Access to Justice Bill [HL]— House to be again in Committee [The Lord Chancellor] [5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

†‡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. [5th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡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. [5th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡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. [5th Report from the Joint Committee]

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]

†Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998—The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1st December 1998 be approved. [2nd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Prescribed Proceedings) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998—The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1st December 1998 be approved. [2nd Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

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

†*The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there have been improvements in British-Russian relations since May 1997, and what plans they have for such relations in the medium term, including joint initiatives with other European countries.

†Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]— Committee [The Lord Whitty]

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

THURSDAY 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.

†*The Lord Bishop of Lincoln—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that by the year 2000 the prison system is less stretched and better able to rehabilitate prisoners.

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.

†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 Meston—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to reform the law and practice relating to adoption and fostering.

†The Lord Teviot—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether present arrangements to ensure that public footpaths remain open and the powers available to local authorities in this regard are adequate.

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 19th 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)

19th January

The Lord Windlesham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to implement the 1997 Labour Party election manifesto pledge to halve the time between the arrest and sentencing of persistent young offenders; and when it is forecast that the pledge will be redeemed.      (HL608)

The Lord Mackay of Drumadoon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Consolidation Bills the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Advocate plan to introduce during the current session of Parliament.      (HL609)

The Lord Mackay of Drumadoon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which month of 1999 they expect the Report of the Inquiry, held during 1995, into the proposal to operate a superquarry at Lingerbay, Harris, will be submitted by the Reporter and thereby enable the Secretary of State for Scotland, or the First Minister, to determine the planning application involved.      (HL610)

The Lord Rowallan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce “preventive detention” for people who pose a danger to themselves or the community at large; and, if so, when.      (HL611)

The Lord Rowallan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce variable and reviewable sentencing for people such as paedophiles who potentially pose a danger to the community at large.      (HL612)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the working group which has been established by the Minister of Transport, Dr John Reid MP to establish standard definitions for reporting incidents involving violent and disruptive airline passengers and for more coordinated information, they will propose that staff be asked to report on the state of sobriety of the passengers in question, whatever the main offence may have been.      (HL613)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have made to the Presidency of the European Union for matters to be raised at the forthcoming meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Commission; and whether existing European Union mechanisms allow for inputs by non-governmental organisations to the formulation of European strategy at the Commission.      (HL614)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the factors taken into consideration by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in deciding whether to intervene at Ministerial level on behalf of British citizens detained without charge or trial in foreign prisons; and after what length of detention would they first assess the desirability of any such intervention.      (HL615)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the review of the Quantum Project, announced by the former Director General of the Prison Service on 10th August 1998 and scheduled to take six months, has been completed; and when the results will be published.      (HL616)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of Oliver Cromwell.      (HL617)

The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now remove the restriction in Prison Rule 16 that prisoners undergoing solitary confinement may only have in their possession such religious books as may be approved by the Secretary of State.      (HL618)

The Earl of Clancarty—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure protection of the Isokon Flats, Lawn Road, Hampstead; and what future they envisage for this building.      (HL619)

The Baroness Blatch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans, or are considering plans, to relocate RAF logistics headquarters from its present site at RAF Brampton/Wyton in Cambridgeshire.      (HL620)

The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the final proposals of the Princess Diana Memorial Committee regarding Kensington Gardens, London; and whether these proposals will be published.      (HL621)

The Lord Acton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government—

The Lord Acton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have selected sites for any Secure Training Centres in addition to Medway, Gringley, and Medomsley; and, if so, whether they have signed any contracts for such further Secure Training Centres.      (HL623)

The Lord Acton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many residential units and how many bedrooms in each unit there are, or are planned to be, in the Secure Training Centres at Medway, Gringley and Medomsley respectively.      (HL624)

The Lord Acton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 5th October 1998 (WA 80)—

The Lord Spens—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the facts disclosed in the letter of 4th January 1989 (reported in The Mail on Sunday, 22nd November 1998) from Mr W B Willott of the Department of Trade and Industry to Mrs Olsen of the Serious Fraud Office and the Government’s acknowledgement that the judgement of Lord Grantchester QC in the Licensed Dealers’ Tribunal of December 1988 in the matter of TWH Management Ltd. was concealed from the defendants in the first Guinness trial and the regulatory bodies, whether during the years 1988 to 1992 certain officials with the Department of Trade and Industry (and elsewhere) were engaged in the common law offence of conspiracy to pervert the course of public justice during the Guinness trials; and, if so, whether they will request the police to investigate the facts.      (HL626)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all the arrangements between the Royal Parks Agency and Messrs Cardington (an Ofex-quoted company), particularly concerning the latter’s commercial activities in the Royal Parks to include nine sound-amplified ticketed pop concerts in Hyde Park and three in Kensington Gardens in 1999, have been approved by Ministers and are fully consistent with the Government’s commitments, in line with the recommendations of Dame Jennifer Jenkins’ report on the Royal Parks, not to allow their commercialisation.      (HL627)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Royal Parks Agency is expecting to receive £1m from Messrs Cardington in respect of the concerts in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in 1999 and other commercial activities related to the Royal Parks.      (HL628)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations with neighbouring amenity societies were conducted before plans for concerts in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and other commercial activities in the Royal Parks were developed.      (HL629)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Royal Parks Agency has conducted environmental impact assessments of the proposed events in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in relation to—

The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of public sector houses which have been sold in Scotland since 1970.      (HL631)

The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of Scottish public sector houses which have been sold to sitting tenants since 1970; and what percentage this represents of Scotland’s public sector housing stock.      (HL632)

The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current percentage of home ownership as a percentage of all housing in Scotland.      (HL633)

The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of housing association dwellings in Scotland.      (HL634)

The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make arrangements for the Scottish Parliament to be bilingual; and what would be the estimated costs.      (HL635)

The Lord Selkirk of Douglas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government where the headquarters of the BBC in Scotland will be located once the new Parliament is in session.      (HL636)

The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the enforcement of Security Council decisions on Iraq has fallen to the United States and the United Kingdom alone.      (HL637)

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] [2nd February]
    Access to Justice [HL] [21st January]
    Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence [HL] [1st February]
    Disability Rights Commission [HL]
    Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL]
    Trustee Delegation [HL]

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 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
    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

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]

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

European Communities (Sub-Committee A)in Brussels
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)10.00 am
Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.45 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee D)3.30 pm
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England3.30 pm
(Select Committee)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am

TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

European Communities (Select Committee)4.15 pm

 
 
 
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