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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.

THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY

At three o’clock

*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.

†Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]The Lord Whitty to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 and 3

Schedules 2 and 3

Clause 4.

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*The Lord Cadman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there was no mention made of rail freight in the draft guidance document issued to local authorities by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in respect of their obligation to produce a Local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

†Committee of Selection—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the Lord Henley be appointed to serve as a member of the Committee in the place of the Viscount Cranborne.

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).

†Open-Ended Investment Companies (Investment Companies with Variable Capital) (Fees) Regulations 1998—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the Regulations laid before the House on 10th December 1998 be approved. [4th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1998—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the Regulations laid before the House on 10th December 1998 be approved. [4th Report from the Joint Committee]

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]

†Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) Regulations 1998—The Lord Hardie to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16th December 1998 be approved. [4th Report from the Joint Committee]

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 Gulf War Illness Research Unit.

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

[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 police 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.

†*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now raise the level of state pension for a single pensioner to £75 per week.

Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]— Committee [The Lord Whitty] [3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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 Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will respond to the rapid reduction in the number of house sparrows, especially in London, and whether the cause has been identified.

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

†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.

THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Rowallan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate the allegation that a terrorist cell is being run within the Muslim Mosque in Finsbury Park in North London.

†*The Lord Marlesford—To ask the Leader of the House whether she will arrange for a Committee of the House to consider whether it should now be made mandatory for those Lords who have taken the oath to register matters which they consider may affect the public perception of the way they discharge their parliamentary duties.

†*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will respond favourably to the Greek Government’s request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens.

†Disability Rights Commission Bill [HL]— Committee [The Baroness Blackstone]

MONDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

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

†*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Health Service has in place a strategy to ensure cost effective and professional diagnosis and delivery of services across language and culture.

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

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 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 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.

†The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to ensure greater openness in the appointment of the judiciary, particularly in the light of recent legislation increasing the constitutional role of the judiciary.

†The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Department of Health’s Cervical Cancer Screening Programme is making in implementing the proposals in its 1998 Review, in response to the criticisms contained in the December 1998 Report of the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee, and in response to the recent legal cases brought against the NHS.

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 20th January, or unanswered after 21 days]

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)

20th January

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 Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have reached following their review of the law relating to the drinking of raw cow milk in England and Wales.      (HL639)

The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the Agriculture Council held in Brussels on 18th and 19th January.      (HL640)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 12th January (HL Deb, col. 173), how many new drug treatment and training centres they expect to provide as a result of the ring-fenced funds and over what period of time; and whether voluntary and private treatment homes, which had to close last year, will be enabled to reopen.      (HL641)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of mentally disordered offenders are included in the current prison population of some 64,000.      (HL642)

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they draw from voluntary and compulsory drug-tests carried out on prisoners in recent years.      (HL643)

The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no woman has been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.      (HL644)

The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they regard Lords of Appeal in Ordinary as having a role in promoting constitutional change.      (HL645)

The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are developing proposals for a constitutional court.      (HL646)

The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to develop a permanent Royal Commission to monitor and report on the effects of constitutional change upon the United Kingdom.      (HL647)

The Lord Marlesford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what facilities now exist for an individual to be given a certificate that he has no criminal record; and what charge is made by the Criminal Records Bureau for such a certificate.      (HL648)

The Lord Marlesford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates the working group set up by the Association of Chief Police Officers to finalise the detailed user requirement for the database needed to fulfil the statutory obligation to establish a central register of firearm and shotgun certificates has met; what further meetings are planned; and whether they can give a date by which this user requirement is expected to be drawn up.      (HL649)

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is possible to detect tuberculosis organisms in milk and cheese.      (HL650)

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of cattle which are tuberculin test reactors are found to have active infection upon post-mortem.      (HL651)

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of cattle showing inconclusive reactions to tuberculin tests are subsequently found to be clear on further testing.      (HL652)

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of cattle which are tuberculin test reactors are found at post-mortem to have udder lesions caused by the organism.      (HL653)

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue clear and consistent instructions to cheese makers, veterinarians and environmental health officers in the whole of the United Kingdom as to the action which should be taken when it is found that cattle producing milk for cheese production are found to be (a) tuberculin test reactors or (b) show inconclusive results at testing.      (HL654)

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the current research projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to discover the cause of, and possible solutions to, tuberculosis in cattle.      (HL655)

The Lord Hothfield—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what options have been identified by the A66 safety study proposed in A New Deal for Trunk Roads in England, July 1998.      (HL656)

The Lord Hothfield—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether preparation work to take forward the A66 Temple Sowerby bypass and improvement at Winderwath is now at a state where the next stage towards construction can be anticipated.      (HL657)

The Earl of Iveagh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 19th January (WA 95-96) that 38 per cent of planning decisions by local planning authorities in England took longer than the statutory period in the 12 months to September 1998, whether they will publish a league table for individual district authorities’ performance for that year.      (HL658)

The Baroness Macleod of Borve—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what health and safety advice they have given to employers and employees with a view to preventing deterioration of eyesight as a result of the use of computers at work.      (HL659)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the composition and status of the Trilateral Commission; why Secretary-General Solana of NATO meets with it; why its activities are secret; and in particular why its meetings with Mr Solana are secret.      (HL660)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what statutes of Henry VII are relevant to their inquiry into the best means of controlling private military companies in this country.      (HL661)

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, if any, they propose to take following the report by Mr John Newman on the functioning of the Ecclesiastical Exemption from the application of planning law.      (HL662)

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] [4th February]
    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 consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund 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
    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]

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
European Communities (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

European Communities (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

European Communities (Sub-Committee C)10.45 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

 
 
 
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