FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER
[At eleven oclock]
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) BillSecond Reading [The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld]
The Lord ReayTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Organic Farming and the European Union (16th Report, HL Paper 93).
MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER
The Baroness Harris of Richmond
The Baroness Howells of St Davids
*The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support further steps to promote equality before the law and the equal protection of the law throughout Europe by means of an additional protocol to the European Convention of Human Rights.
*The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majestys Government what consequences the Human Rights Act 1998 has for the voting rights of prisoners in the United Kingdom.
*The Lord Archer of SandwellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it remains their intention that the United Kingdom should be among the first sixty states to ratify the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for the protection of Sites of Special Scientific Interest and what consideration is being given to securing the sites character.
The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to help reconstruction and development in Mozambique.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Greater London Authority Bill will be concluded this day]
TUESDAY 26TH OCTOBER
The Lord Fellowes,
The Lord Harrison
The Lord Bishop of Guildford
*The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what they can do to improve the situation of patients with spinal injuries, resulting in paralysis, not being admitted to the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what advantages will arise from payments by results when remunerating teachers.
*The Lord Montagu of BeaulieuTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the event that the New Forest is designated as a National Park, the New Forest Acts 1877, 1948, 1964 and 1970 will remain in force.
*The Lord Hunt of WirralTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the progress made since the introduction of the Woolf reforms to civil justice procedure six months ago.
House of Lords BillThird Reading [The Baroness Jay of Paddington]
The Earl of KinnoullTo ask Her Majestys Government whether arrangements for air traffic control at Londons airports are satisfactory and what is their response to recent reports of near misses between civil aircraft.
WEDNESDAY 27TH OCTOBER
The Lord Grabiner
The Lord Sharman
*The Lord Janner of BraunstoneTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they will take to enforce the provisions of section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 in relation to the personal responsibility of directors and managers concerning rail safety.
*The Lord BarnettTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy with regard to advertisements for Individual Savings Account investments.
*The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government what efforts they are making to secure the release of James Mawdsley and Rachel Goldwyn from Burmese gaols.
Welfare Reform and Pensions BillThird Reading [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]
THURSDAY 28TH OCTOBER
*The Lord GeraintTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the present state of the British agricultural industry is satisfactory.
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what further steps they consider should be taken to bring about a permanent cease-fire and resolution of the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict.
*The Lord McNallyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the latest published crime statistics.
Food Standards BillReport [The Baroness Hayman]
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to extend to the rest of the United Kingdom legislation which applies in Northern Ireland against religious discrimination.
FRIDAY 29TH OCTOBER
[At eleven oclock]
The Lord TombsTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Management of Nuclear Waste (3rd Report, HL Paper 41).
MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
The Baroness Massey of Darwen
The Lord Smith of Leigh
*The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government whether sufficient information will be available to schools in time to introduce the new AS/A level system in September 2000.
*The Earl of KinnoullTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give local authorities control over the digging up of streets so as to minimise the difficulties caused to both residents and traffic management.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they or others are taking to secure a reduction in the total number of nuclear warheads, estimated at present to be 40,000.
*The Lord StallardTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps are being taken to increase staff levels at accident and emergency departments serving North West London.
TUESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
The Baroness Blood
The Lord Kirkham
*The Lord PalmerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to increase the £100 cold weather payment to pensioners living in Scotland.
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the United States legal challenge to the European Unions preferential tariff regime for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) banana producers (Lomé Convention) is compatible with United States subsidies to their agricultural exporters.
*The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to promote research into the environmental causes of cancer.
*The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made with regard to the completion of the Millennium Dome.
WEDNESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
The Baroness Whitaker
The Lord Foster of Thames Bank
*The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is their policy to consider the employment policies of the companies to which they award contracts for the provision of veterinary services to the Meat Hygiene Service.
*The Lord Bruce of DoningtonTo ask Her Majestys Government when and under what circumstances a gentlemans agreement was reached between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament by virtue of which the Council does not present the Draft Budget relating to the expenditure of the latter, and whether Her Majestys then Government agreed or did not oppose this arrangement.
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in the restructuring of the London Underground.
THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to encourage the take up of digital television by those who do not wish to subscribe to subscription channels.
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the proposal for a timetable for the completion of the European Union accession negotiations currently underway.
*The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of the recent prosecutions against Sister Virtus Okwaraoha and Philip Bussy, they will encourage London Regional Transport to review their procedures for bringing prosecutions for ticket irregularities against London bus passengers.
FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
The Lord GeddesTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Electricity from Renewables (12th Report, HL Paper 78).
MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
The Lord Gavron
*The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they have taken to ensure that Government departments are taking advantage of the low prices available in the United Kingdom for internal and overseas telephone calls.
*The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to publish a White Paper in advance of the forthcoming European Union Inter-Governmental Conference.
*The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the latest regulations covering the travel of British subjects working with charitable non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan.
*The Baroness SharplesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider activity courses for young offenders a success.
TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord CheshamTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the statement of the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that It is a general principle of English and Scottish law that retrospective legislation should be avoided wherever possible (HL Deb, 13th October, col. 502) applies to conditionally exempt items for inheritance tax purposes.
*The Lord Phillips of SudburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in planning the establishment of an independent appointments commission to make recommendations for Cross-Bench Peers as announced by the Leader of the House on 20th January (HL Deb, col. 584).
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they envisage any change of policy regarding restrictions on the employment and duties of members of the armed forces aged 16 and 17.
*The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Treasurys decision to bill the Ministry of Defence for the cost of operations in Kosovo and East Timor has affected the training, equipment programmes and morale of the Armed Forces.
WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the cause of the failure to agree a work programme this year at the Geneva conference on disarmament; what has been the result; and what steps they are taking to resolve matters.
*The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will require all local authorities to deal with infestations of mice and other vermin that cannot be dealt with by individual householders.
NO DAY NAMED
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo move to resolve, That the prolixity of the Statute Book has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished.
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys 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 BarnettTo call attention to the prospects for the United Kingdom joining EMU in the foreseeable future; and to move for papers.
The Lord PaulTo call attention to the role of privately owned businesses in the British economy; and to move for papers.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to the case for using nuclear energy to meet the United Kingdoms Kyoto Conference obligations for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions; and to move for papers.
The Lord ReaTo 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 AveburyTo ask Her Majestys 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 GowrieTo ask Her Majestys 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 Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to their response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Administration (Session 1997-98), whether they will clarify how the Strategic Communications Unit distinguishes between legitimate activity on behalf of the Government and activity which could unduly advantage the party of Government.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their policy that an individual convicted three times of burglary should be sentenced to at least three years in prison was formulated with full regard to the alternatives to prison in such cases.
The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will arrange for a pardon to be granted to the 343 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers from the United Kingdom and the British Empire, who, during the First World War, were shot at dawn.
The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements now in force to ensure the safety of genetically modified foods.
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to comply with their obligation under section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, which came into force on 1st October 1997, to establish a central computerised register of persons who have applied for a firearm or shotgun certificate or to whom a firearm or shotgun certificate has been granted.
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo call attention to the renewal of arms export licences for British companies selling arms to Indonesia; and to move for papers.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their view of the current divergences between the United States, Russia and China about the future of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and their effect on the credibility of British nuclear forces.
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what is now their policy towards a sustainable peace settlement in the Middle East five years after the signing of the Oslo Peace Agreement.
The Earl of Mar and KellieTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have a strategy for the safe disposal of sewage sludge and waste in Scotland.
The Baroness ByfordTo call attention to the contribution made by rural businesses to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo call attention to the levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly amongst the young, the elderly and those in high risk occupations such as farming; to consider ways in which such suicides can be reduced; and to move for papers.
The Lord Harris of High CrossTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they approve of the policy of the National Trust and Wealden District Council to permit the continuing erosion of the cliff at Birling Gap near Eastbourne which affects homes, local employment and tourism.
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding the planning provisions and facilities for General Aviation (GA).
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government what help is being given to artists (including writers, performing artists and visual artists) whose work in the field of culture is unable to generate a living income for them.
The Lord MethuenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider revoking dormant mineral planning consents granted before 1960.
The Earl of ListowelTo call attention to the case for an increase in specialised high quality hostel provision for young homeless people addicted to drugs or alcohol; and to move for papers.
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will encourage India and Pakistan to sign the nuclear Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they would support lifting of sanctions and debt relief for India and Pakistan if they resolve the Kashmir problem in accordance with the United Nations Resolutions.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider will be the impact of the broadcasting revolution on the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people who live in the United Kingdom.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it would assist future conflict resolution if United Nations principles were modernised by clarifying the criteria when the right of self determination can supersede that of territorial integrity.
The Earl of ClancartyTo call attention to the United Kingdom-wide effects of devolution, including the institution of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, on the arts and their administration; and to move for papers.
The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider to be the role of fathers in the family and in the rearing of children, whether they believe that role to be important, and what they are doing to support men in their role as fathers.
The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the issues raised in the Computer Weekly report RAF Justice are serious enough to justify re-opening the RAF Board of Inquiry into the crash of Chinook Helicopter ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.
The Lord TeviotTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the level of blood stocks and public participation in blood donation are adequate.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what policies they are considering to realise the full potential of the Internet and prevent its exploitation.
The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they consider should be taken to ensure that the Tourism For All initiative is a success.
The Lord St John of FawsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the present uses of the Royal Parks are appropriate.
The Lord Ewing of KirkfordTo call attention to the BBCs reporting of the NATO operation in Kosovo; and to move for papers.
The Lord Thomas of SwynnertonTo call attention to the future sovereignty of Gibraltar; and to move for papers.
The Lord Bishop of SalisburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have considered the Womens Institute report The Changing Village, and what is their response.
The Lord PaulTo ask Her Majestys Government what they are doing to encourage parents to play a more positive role in the education of their children.
The Lord Monk BrettonTo call attention to milk marketing in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
The Lord GrantchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government how their proposals for the milk industry and in particular for the supply of raw milk will affect the rural economy.
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government how they believe the arts and sport relate to the issue of social exclusion.
The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will take steps to end the present mandatory requirement on personal pension fund holders to purchase an annuity at the age of 75, in view of the present low return on such annuities.
The Lord VivianTo call attention to H M Armed Forces and the measures required to reduce overstretch; and to move for papers.
The Baroness LockwoodTo call attention to the publication of Her Majestys Governments strategy document Making a Difference and to the impact on university education of nurses; and to move for papers.
The Lord IronsideTo call attention to defence developments and their impact on the fighting efficiency and well-being of the United Kingdom Armed Forces; and to move for papers.
The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the effect of the judgment in the Adimi case on the Immigration and Asylum Bill now before Parliament; and what changes, if any, they intend to make in the Bill as a result of the judgment.
Environmental Protection (Restriction on the Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999The Earl of Lytton to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 10th June, be annulled (S.I. 1999/2170)
The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will ensure that those who have studied at British Schools elsewhere in the European Union can gain access to the student loan scheme.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to changes in the influence and prestige of this House; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo move, That the Offices Committee be instructed to report by 1st November its recommendations on what ancillary rights, if any, should be accorded to those hereditary peers who are likely to lose their right to sit in this House at the end of this Session, so that the House may consider such recommendations before the end of this Session of Parliament.
The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements made to monitor North Koreas nuclear missile programme.
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their priorities for the effective protection of human rights in light of their annual report on Human Rights, Cm 4404, July 1999.
The Lord Smith of CliftonTo call attention to the number and nature of Task Forces and similar bodies created since May 1997; and to move for papers.
The Lord DholakiaTo call attention to the recently held General Election in India and the importance of upholding democratic principles in the election of governments; and to move for papers.
The Baroness EmertonTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy on the education of nurses.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord ReayTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on A Reformed CAP? The outcome of Agenda 2000 (8th Report, HL Paper 61). [25th May]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prosecuting Fraud on the Communities Financesthe Corpus Juris (9th Report, HL Paper 62). [26th May]
The Earl of CranbrookTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Waste Incineration (11th Report, HL Paper 71). [21st July]
The Lord GrenfellTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Taxes in the EU: can co-ordination and competition co-exist? (15th Report, HL Paper 92). [28th July]
The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prospects for the Tampere Special European Council (19th Report, HL Paper 101). [7th September]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled or amended on 20th October, or unanswered after 21 days]
The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo ask Her Majestys Government which countries have promised to provide police with the necessary skills in Kosovo; how many of these are now there; and when it is expected that (a) the full agreed complement of police will be in place; and (b) it will be possible to make a corresponding reduction in the numbers of United Kingdom troops now carrying out police duty in Kosovo. (HL3955)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have discussed with the United States Administration the possibility of the latter bombing, or otherwise destroying, North Koreas missile fabrication facilities, in the cause of pre-emptive counterproliferation; if not, whether they will now do so; and whether such an attack would be in accordance with international law. (HL3994)
The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majestys Government how people are recruited from the local populace in Pakistan to help staff the British consulates there; and what their jobs are within the consulates. (HL4067)
[As amended on 29th July]
The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majestys Government what proportion of staff in British consulates in Pakistan come from Pakistans religious minority groups; and what their jobs are within the consulates. (HL4068)
The Lord Bruce of DoningtonTo ask Her Majestys Government how many Government Task Forces were in existence in May 1997, May 1998 and May 1999, together with the number of individuals comprised in them, distinguishing between civil service employees and non-civil service persons. (HL4084)
The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will give the results to date of any Ministry of Defence research relevant to the health effects of vaccines, nerve agent pre-treatments and organophosphates. (HL4306)
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government what changes to sanctions regimes have been implemented by the United Kingdom in 1999. (HL4307)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Know-How Fund or other British institutions or consultants are engaged in the restructuring of the steel industry in Russia. (HL4308)
The Lord Wedderburn of CharltonTo ask Her Majestys Government (a) what is the status of the document Explanatory Notes to the Employment Relations Act 1999 and of its explanations and comments on the Act; (b) whether the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) or the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) will be expected to comply with, or pay special attention to, its interpretations on points of law; (c) whether Ministers are among those responsible for the interpretations offered in it, and what liability, if any, the Government envisages arising from any erroneous interpretations, in particular any which are found to conflict with decisions of the courts or tribunals or with appropriate advice offered to parties involved in the application of the Act or with government statements made to Parliament; and (d) what consultations, if any, those responsible for the document had, before its publication, with the CAC or with established legal publishers, the social partners or other persons interested in the Act. (HL4309)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations they have made to President Jiang Zemin during his state visit about womens rights in China and the pursuit of population policies carried out under Chinas one child policy. (HL4310)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the current level of funding of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA); and whether they consider that any of this money should be made available to the Chinese Population Association. (HL4311)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government who organised the recent rally in Trafalgar Square promoting population control policies which was addressed by the Secretary of State for International Development; who authorised the distribution of departmental literature at the rally; what was the cost of the literature; and whether the distributed text of the Ministers speech, including her references to abortion, represent Government policy or her personal position. (HL4312)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 19th October (HL Deb, col. 934) that our trade with the European Union constitutes slightly less than half our overall trade but, as your Lordships know, it still comprises the great bulk, whether United Kingdom trade with the European Union constitutes less than half the overall trade or the great bulk of the overall trade. (HL4313)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will split the total expenditure of £9,487,000 on expenses of peers shown in the Annual Report and Accounts of the House of Lords for 1998-99, to show separately the total expenditure on (a) travelling expenses; (b) night subsistence; (c) day subsistence and incidental travel; and (d) secretarial costs, postage and certain additional expenses. (HL4314)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask the Chairman of Committees how many peers, of those who claimed expenses in the year 1998-99, claimed total expenses of under £1,000, £1,001-£5,000, £5001-£10,000, £10,001-£15,000, £15,001-£20,000, £20,001-£25,000, and over £25,000 respectively. (HL4315)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what estimate they have made of the annual cost of enforcing the Environmental Protection (Restriction on Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2170) which came into force on 1st September; who is to be responsible for enforcing the regulations; and what provision they have made for payment of the cost of enforcement. (HL4316)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government by what percentage retirement pensions and other social security benefits can be expected to increase in the year ahead; and by what weekly amount each benefit can be expected to increase. (HL4317)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government how many legal claims have been commenced in the courts but not pursued by reason of the £80 fee charge on the filing of allocation questionnaires. (HL4318)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the £80 fee charged on the filing of allocation questionnaires in court cases acts to deter poorer litigants from pursuing legal actions. (HL4319)
The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress is being made on human rights issues in China and Tibet as a result of the state visit of President Jiang Zemin of China. (HL4320)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether English Heritage is to retain full control over all the information, educational and other material to be on offer at the World Heritage Site Visitors Centre at Stonehenge; and whether all material for sale or consultation will be archaeologically accurate. (HL4321)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the operator of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site is being offered control over the level of parking fees in the car parks attached to the Visitors Centre; whether these car parks are to be the only car parks within easy distance of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site or of the stones themselves; whether the eventual developer of the Visitors Centre is to operate the present Visitors Centre until the A344 is closed or until a flyover has been constructed at Countess Roundabout; and what control is envisaged, particularly as regards parking prices. (HL4322)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what commercial outlets are being envisaged by English Heritage for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitors Centre. (HL4323)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the draft Planning Brief for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitors Centre prepared by English Heritages commercial agents, and particularly the proposal that the commercial operator of the Visitors Centre should provide the Heritage Funding for improvements to the A303 (including a cut-and-cover tunnel) and a by-pass for Winterbourne Stoke. (HL4324)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government how many copies of the Halcrow Report on Stonehenge options are available; to whom they have been circulated; and whether this includes the Management Plan Working Group. (HL4325)
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the procedures whereby London Regional Transport brings prosecutions against bus passengers for bus ticket irregularities will be made public; and whether they will place a copy of such procedures in the Library of the House. (HL4326)
The Lord SeafordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food will seek to persuade District Councils to adopt standard fees and conditions for Dangerous Wild Animal Licences, where species are used in farming. (HL4327)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Further and Higher Education (Scotland) (Amendment) [HL]
European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) [HL]
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) [22nd October]
Transport Salaried Staffs Association (Amendment of Rules) [21st October]
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Medway Council [HL] [3rd November]
Kent County Council [HL] [3rd November]
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL] [28th October]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Freedom of Information [HL]
European Tax Harmonisation (Veto) [HL]
European Community Legislation (Impact) [HL]
Parliamentary Government [HL]
Time Zones and Summer Time (Devolution) [HL]
Waiting for Report
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]
Greater London Authority [21st October]
Food Standards [28th October]
Waiting for Third Reading
House of Lords [26th October]
Welfare Reform and Pensions [27th October]
Immigration and Asylum
United Reformed Church [HL] [21st October]
Sent to the Commons
Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL]
Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) [HL]
European Parliamentary Elections (Gibraltar) [HL]
Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies [HL]
Road Traffic Regulation (Cycle Parking) [HL]
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL]
Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay and Conditions [HL]
Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) [HL]
Genetically Modified Crops [HL]
Road Traffic (Use of Mobile Telephones) [HL]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]
London Local Authorities [HL]
Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL]
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act 1977 (Amendment) Order 1999
Draft Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999
Draft Licensing and Registered Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1999
Draft Working Time Regulations 1999
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Courses for Drink-Drive Offenders (Experimental Period) (Termination of Restrictions) Order 1999
Draft Jobseekers Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1999
Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999
Draft Financial Services Act 1986 (Restriction of Exemption) Order 1999
SPECIAL PROCEDURE ORDER IN PROGRESS
Referred to a Joint Committee
City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
THURSDAY 21ST OCTOBER