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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

At half-past two o’clock

The Lord Gavron

*The Lord Jacobs—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Moynihan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a White Paper in advance of the forthcoming European Union Inter-Governmental Conference.

*The Baroness Sharples—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider activity courses for young offenders a success.

*The Baroness Blatch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Statutory Instruments giving powers of entry to private premises have come into force since May 1997.

Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill—Consideration of Commons Amendments and Reasons [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]

The Lord St John of Fawsley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the present uses of the Royal Parks are appropriate.

TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Chesham—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Treasury’s 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.

*The Lord Phillips of Sudbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the policing of the State Visit of the President of China, they will undertake a review of public order legislation and its enforcement.

†Environmental Protection (Restriction on the Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999—The Earl of Lytton to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 3rd August, be annulled (S.I. 1999/2170).

†The Lord Grantchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their proposals for the milk industry and in particular for the supply of raw milk will affect the rural economy.

[If the Greater London Authority Bill is returned from the Commons it will be considered this day]

WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will reconcile recommendations to build more houses in the South East with the lack of brown-field sites in the area.

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL]—Consideration of Commons Amendments [The Lord Chancellor]

Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland)—Third Reading [The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld]

†Maximum Number of Judges Order 1999—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 1st November be approved.

†Maximum Number of Stipendiary Magistrates Order 1999—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd November be approved.

†Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Order 1999—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 25th October be approved. [29th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19th October be approved. [29th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Working Time Regulations 1999—The Lord Sainsbury of Turville to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27th July be approved. [28th Report from the Joint Committee]

†[If the Immigration and Asylum Bill is returned from the Commons it will be considered this day]

†[If the House of Lords Bill is returned from the Commons it will be considered this day]

THURSDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

*The Lord Grenfell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the probable consequences of NATO’s decision not to provide assistance for clearing the Danube of debris as long as President Milosevic remains in power.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given to the coalfield regeneration trust in its efforts to form partnerships with companies receiving investments from the miners’ pension fund to assist in the regeneration of the former coalfield areas.

*The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the United Nations and United States Government’s efforts to bring North Korea within the system of international treaties so as to control weapons of mass destruction.

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 Barnett—To call attention to the prospects for the United Kingdom joining EMU in the foreseeable future; and to move for papers.

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

The Lord 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 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 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 Earl of Northesk—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Carlisle—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements now in force to ensure the safety of genetically modified foods.

The Lord Marlesford—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Liverpool—To call attention to the renewal of arms export licences for British companies selling arms to Indonesia; and to move for papers.

The Lord Kennet—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Kellie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a strategy for the safe disposal of sewage sludge and waste in Scotland.

The Baroness Byford—To call attention to the contribution made by rural businesses to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.

The Lord Chadlington—To 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 Cross—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the planning provisions and facilities for General Aviation (GA).

The Earl of Clancarty—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Methuen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider revoking dormant mineral planning consents granted before 1960.

The Earl of Listowel—To 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 Ahmed—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage India and Pakistan to sign the nuclear Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

The Lord Ahmed—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Clancarty—To 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 Chadlington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they are considering to realise the full potential of the Internet and prevent its exploitation.

The Lord Ewing of Kirkford—To call attention to the BBC’s reporting of the NATO operation in Kosovo; and to move for papers.

The Lord Thomas of Swynnerton—To call attention to the future sovereignty of Gibraltar; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the Women’s Institute report The Changing Village, and what is their response.

The Lord Paul—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to encourage parents to play a more positive role in the education of their children.

The Earl of Clancarty—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they believe the arts and sport relate to the issue of “social exclusion”.

The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Vivian—To call attention to H M Armed Forces and the measures required to reduce overstretch; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Lockwood—To call attention to the publication of Her Majesty’s Government’s strategy document Making a Difference and to the impact on university education of nurses; and to move for papers.

The Lord Ironside—To 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 Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s 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.

The Baroness Young—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Vinson—To call attention to changes in the influence and prestige of this House; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Park of Monmouth—To 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 Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements made to monitor North Korea’s nuclear missile programme.

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Clifton—To call attention to the number and nature of Task Forces and similar bodies created since May 1997; and to move for papers.

The Lord Dholakia—To 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 Emerton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the education of nurses.

The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how Britain compares in its infrastructure with other developed countries.

The Baroness Thornton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the damage caused to the lives of young women with eating disorders.

PART II

SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

The Lord Reay—To 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 Craighead—To move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prosecuting Fraud on the Communities’ Finances—the Corpus Juris (9th Report, HL Paper 62). [26th May]

The Earl of Cranbrook—To 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 Wallace of Saltaire—To 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 on the dates shown]

29th July

The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majesty’s 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)

The Lord Bruce of DoningtonTo ask Her Majesty’s 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)

5th October

The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many task force committees have been established since May 1997; and what is their total current membership and annual cost.      (HL4121)

11th October

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the net benefit or cost to the agriculture industry from the proposed energy tax.      (HL4165)

12th October

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still committed to free access to all national museums and galleries in the third year of their Access scheme.      (HL4174)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of publishing Northern Ireland statistics in their present glossy format; and what is the estimated benefit from doing so.      (HL4178)

13th October

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any public danger from experiments that seek to treat cancer by giving the cold virus, and other easily transmissible viruses, highly toxic payloads; and whether they will place in the Library of the House the detailed methodology of any such experiments currently under way in the United Kingdom.      (HL4211)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support provisions in the proposed World Trade Organisation agreement on agriculture which give legal security so that trade law evolves in an environment characterised by predictable and stable levels of export earnings.      (HL4215)

15th October

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the murders of informers on the IRA constitute breaches of the IRA/Sinn Fein ceasefire.      (HL4258)

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the security arrangements for the storage facilities of the national museums and galleries are satisfactory, and, if not, whether they will take steps to ensure their improvement.      (HL4259)

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the national museums and galleries are properly aware of the content of the collections.      (HL4260)

18th October

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how important paintings such as Botticelli’s The Virgin adoring the Christ child can be saved for the nation from going abroad if the public funds once earmarked to halt such exports are no longer available.      (HL4266)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold and publish a political, military and economic review of the recent NATO campaign in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.      (HL4270)

19th October

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their reasons for sending members of the armed forces who are under 18 years of age into armed conflict.      (HL4283)

The Lord Monro of LangholmTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the life peerages to be offered to hereditary peers of first creation will be conferred and gazetted.      (HL4286)

The Lord Monro of LangholmTo ask Her Majesty’s Government by when they intend to implement their manifesto pledge to appoint an independent Appointments Commission to recommend life peerages and to vet the integrity of political appointments.      (HL4287)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list those cases of confirmed New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (nvCJD) which have been diagnosed in the United Kingdom, indicating in each case the age, sex and area of residence of the patient, the date of diagnosis and the date of death.      (HL4297)

20th October

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to President Jiang Zemin during his state visit about women’s rights in China and the pursuit of population policies carried out under China’s one child policy.      (HL4310)

The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s Government what commercial outlets are being envisaged by English Heritage for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitors’ Centre.      (HL4323)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the draft Planning Brief for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitors’ Centre prepared by English Heritage’s 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 Majesty’s 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)

21st October

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure enough funds to achieve free admission for school children at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff; and, if so, when.      (HL4330)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it has been made clear to possible commercial operators of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Visitors’ Centre that they and English Heritage could be statutorily committed to the protection of the World Heritage Site, and to its accessibility by the public, and that all plans for commercial activities there, including levels of access, are subject to this commitment.      (HL4336)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body is currently interpreting the Precautionary Principle as requiring “evidence of certainty of harm”, and is adducing “absence of evidence of risk” as “evidence of absence of risk”; whether the Appellate Body have done so in the recent case of hormones in beef; and, if so, whether they will encourage the European Commission to reject this opinion.      (HL4337)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the minimum and maximum number of beneficiaries (a) per annum; (b) after five years; and (c) after 10 years from the proposal to exempt those who are entitled to the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance from the abatement of Incapacity Benefit by reference to occupational pension which is proposed in the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill.      (HL4338)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their revised estimate of the savings expected to arise from the proposal to abate Incapacity Benefit by reference to occupational pension in the light of the further proposal to exempt from this measure those who are entitled to the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance.      (HL4339)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the minimum and maximum number of beneficiaries (a) per annum; (b) after five years; and (c) after 10 years from the proposal to exempt those who have been in receipt of disabled person’s tax credit and are earning below the lower earnings limit from the tighter contribution conditions proposed for Incapacity Benefit in the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill.      (HL4340)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the savings expected to arise from the proposal to tighten the contribution conditions for Incapacity Benefit in the light of the further proposal to exempt those who have been in receipt of the disabled person’s tax credit and are earning below the lower earnings limit.      (HL4341)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the savings to public funds as a result of tax liability from substituting Incapacity Benefit for Severe Disablement Allowance for severely disabled people under the age of 25.      (HL4342)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the cost implications of making exemption from the abatement of Incapacity Benefit retrospective to the onset of higher rate care needs where Disability Living Allowance care component at the highest rate is subsequently awarded.      (HL4343)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether relations between Montenegro and the Milosevic Government in Serbia are worsening; and whether they are taking steps to protect the integrity and security of the Montenegro population in view of the proposed referendum.      (HL4353)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports on the outcome of the Iraqi First Minister’s recent visit to Belgrade; and, if so, what was discussed and achieved.      (HL4354)

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have had from emPOWER in regard to the Department of Health’s proposed 3 per cent “efficiency savings” from Trusts’ procurement; and what action they will be taking.      (HL4356)

The Lord ShepherdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what future projects are planned for the Performance and Innovation Unit.      (HL4357)

The Lord AddingtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a nationally recognised standard for counselling qualifications; and, if so, what it is.      (HL4362)

22nd October

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the national museums and galleries within the United Kingdom have not yet introduced free admission for school children; and, for each museum, what is the reason for this.      (HL4365)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will be initiating within the World Trade Organisation to ensure that targets for liberalisation within Regional Trade Agreements are clear and unambiguous.      (HL4366)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will be initiating to ensure that measures taken with the World Trade Organisation for liberalisation within Regional Trade Agreements do not adversely affect non-members, or the multilateral system.      (HL4367)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, given that Mr Xu Wenli was released from detention immediately following the British Ambassador’s intervention after the Prime Minister’s visit to China in October 1998, what representations have been made by the Prime Minister to President Jiang Zemin now that Mr Xu Wenli has been returned to gaol to serve a 13 year sentence.      (HL4368)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government on what occasions they used the opportunity of President Jiang Zemin’s State Visit to press China to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.      (HL4370)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how English Heritage has spent £96,237 in the last year on legal fees relating to the proposed new Visitors’ Centre for Stonehenge World Heritage Site; what has been achieved by publication relations and consultancy firms fees amounting to £179,751 paid by English Heritage; and what firms have received these sums (HC Deb, 19th October, WA 427).      (HL4375)

The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a nationally recognised preparatory training and qualification for those working in residential care of the young and elderly; and, if not, why not.      (HL4379)

The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any nationally recognised preparatory training schemes for those who work in—

and, if not, why not.      (HL4380)

25th October

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes have been made to the executive functions of the Secretary of State for Scotland.      (HL4385)

The Lord Brougham and VauxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations were made by J Sainsbury plc to the Department of Trade and Industry investigation into supermarket and retail pricing.      (HL4386)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend, before the next General Election, to introduce legislation enabling them to ratify Protocol No 7 to the European Convention on Human Rights and to give effect to the Protocol in relation to the United Kingdom.      (HL4388)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the health, safety and environmental standards observed at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, are satisfactory having regard to the report published in The Observer on 24th October.      (HL4389)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether existing international law concerning outer space is sufficient to secure the sovereign rights of all members of the United Nations.      (HL4391)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken and by whom to restore navigation throughout the Danube, particularly in view of the dangers posed by ice during the winter months and the danger of flooding in countries other than Serbia.      (HL4392)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the instructions and advice which they have given to, and questions which they have asked of, firms in the course of commissioning estimates for a twin bore tunnel at Stonehenge.      (HL4394)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the laws of agricultural tenancy differ in World Heritage Sites from elsewhere; and, if so, how.      (HL4395)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in their judgment French meat is safe to eat.      (HL4398)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give the total amount of payments made to the Rt. Hon. Christopher Patten or on his behalf in respect of his work in the production of his Report on the Royal Ulster Constabulary.      (HL4399)

The Lord SeafordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Medical Advisory Panel on BSE quantify the percentage risk of contracting new variant CJD from eating beef on the bone.      (HL4400)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of appointment letters for all Official Veterinary Surgeons and Meat Hygiene inspectors appointed by Ministers since the inception of the Meat Hygiene Service in 1995.      (HL4404)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Committee on Toxicity working party to publish their report on organophosphates.      (HL4406)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether papers sent to the Committee on Toxicity working party on organophosphates by individual members of the public under strict confidentiality are expected to be kept confidential to the members of the working party; and, if so, what recourse there is for any individual who finds that the information has been released without their consent.      (HL4407)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the ratification of the following Council of Europe treaties, conventions and protocols; and, if appropriate, what is their target date for such ratification—

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they give to the following: (a) the Council of Europe; (b) the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and (c) the European Union, in the development of human rights policy and in the implementation of such policy.      (HL4409)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) how many anti-personnel mines and (b) how many devices which could be used as anti-personnel mines are currently stocked in the United Kingdom; to whom they belong; and how such stocks relate to the United Kingdom Government’s policy on the use of such weapons.      (HL4410)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current level of expenditure by each member state of NATO and by each member state of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development which is not a member of NATO on humanitarian work to deal with the consequences of past anti-personnel mine laying.      (HL4411)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in the past 15 months at arms exhibitions or fairs held within the United Kingdom anti-personnel mines or equipment which could be used as such have been exhibited; by whom they were exhibited; and how such exhibition relates to the United Kingdom Government’s policy on the future use of anti-personnel mines.      (HL4412)

26th October

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what trunk road and motorway building projects costing over £20 million are currently under construction, indicating the estimated cost, length of road involved and planned date of completion in each case.      (HL4424)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for arresting those who attempted to murder Mr Zeljko Kopanja, a newspaper editor in Bosnia; and what action is being taken by the international authorities there and by NATO troops.      (HL4426)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether and, if so, how they will ensure that there is a three-year moratorium on the growing of commercial crops of genetically modified plants in the United Kingdom; and how they will vote on this subject at the forthcoming meeting of Environment Ministers of the European Union.      (HL4427)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what decisions have been reached on introducing legislation to reform the law on non-fatal offences against the person, as recommended by the Law Commission.      (HL4429)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to repeal any archaic and unclear provisions of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.      (HL4430)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total number of offenders who were under supervision in the community by the Probation Service in England and Wales for each of the most recent five years for which statistics are available; and how many in each year—

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a table for the most recent five years for which statistics are available showing—

The Lord Eames—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deal with the increase in those claiming refugee status in the United Kingdom.      (HL4433)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the particular fears of the Northern Ireland farming community over the current beef and pig crisis and the loss of morale among the farming community in Northern Ireland.      (HL4434)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the current levels of compensation and financial support for widows and families of members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary killed or injured as a result of terrorist action are adequate or just.      (HL4435)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in Northern Ireland for the period 1998-99 have been convicted of importing illegal drugs into the Province.      (HL4437)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of security operations in Northern Ireland for the period June to September with particular reference to the Drumcree area of Portadown.      (HL4438)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the present state of planning law and land use law in World Heritage Sites is adequate for the Government to be able to fulfil its obligations under the World Heritage Convention; and, if not, how they can improve it.      (HL4440)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what bearing the Common Agricultural Policy has on land use in World Heritage Sites.      (HL4441)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans for the Meat Hygiene Service to adopt the “Better Regulation Enforcement Concordat”.      (HL4444)

27th October

The Viscount BrentfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assist the new Pakistan Government to develop systems to protect that country against corruption in government.      (HL4449)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are adopted in filling vacancies for lay membership of the Transport Tribunal to ensure a balance between the public interest and the interests of providers of transport.      (HL4450)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the strength of the Special Constabulary during the last year for which figures are available compared with the two previous years.      (HL4451)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in law, they consider Outer Space to be res nullius or, in the light of Article 1 of the Space Treaty, res communis.      (HL4455)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the producers of animal feed in Britain have ever made use of organic matter recovered from sewage.      (HL4456)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessments and what public consultations underpin English Heritage’s decision that a large commercially operated Visitors’ Centre is appropriate for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.      (HL4457)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether English Heritage has been given carte blanche by Ministers to choose a commercial operator for a Visitors’ Centre for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site; and, if so, whether one has yet been chosen.      (HL4458)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria and what conditions an operator for a Visitors’ Centre for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site will be required to meet.      (HL4459)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Highways Agency has undertaken to construct a flyover for the A303 at Countess Roundabout in advance of the opening of a commercially-operated Visitors’ Centre for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site at Countess East, Amesbury; and, if so, who would pay for it.      (HL4460)

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 28th July (WA 205), whether “an intentional act of fare evasion” by London bus passengers is fraud or fraudulent behaviour.      (HL4462)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Works of Art Export Reviewing Committee are under any obligation when important works of art come before them for temporary export to ascertain whether they are for genuine exhibition purposes or are being offered for sale; and whether such knowledge would affect their decision to grant temporary export licences.      (HL4463)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether works of art that come before the Works of Art Export Reviewing Committee for a permanent export licence can be seen by members of the public during the deferral period.      (HL4464)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the British Medical Association Guidelines and Code of Practice on Advance Statements about Medical Treatment; and whether they have made any response to those guidelines.      (HL4465)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any differences between their policies in relation to the removal of assisted nutrition and hydration from (a) patients in persistent vegetative state; and (b) other mentally incapacitated patients; and whether they have any plans to propose changes to the law or practice in relation to such matters.      (HL4466)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether (a) they have any plans to change their policy not to enshrine in statute law the judgment in Airedale NHS Trust v Bland (1993) in relation to the definition of assisted food and fluid as treatment and the removal of tubal feeding from Mr Tony Bland, or (b) they intend to introduce legislation defining assisted food and fluid as treatment which may be withdrawn from patients with mental incapacities other than persistent vegetative state.      (HL4467)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the annual numbers of mentally incapable adults in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the United Kingdom whose death could be brought about by the removal of artificial nutrition and hydration if such removal were legally sanctioned (a) without recourse to the courts for such patients not in persistent vegetative state and (b) through recourse to the courts for such patients in persistent vegetative state; and how many and what percentage of those patients they estimate each year would (a) have issued an advance directive requesting such a course of action, or (b) have such nutrition and hydration removed without their own express request.      (HL4468)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether and on what grounds they differentiate between advance directives and advance refusals; what definition they use of the meaning of the phrase “a patient’s best interests”; and in what precise circumstances they consider that definition to include intentionally bringing about the death of a patient by action or omission.      (HL4469)

The Earl of MunsterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support a campaign to improve public appreciation of the medical professions.      (HL4470)

The Earl of MunsterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their policies to reduce the present tendency for early retirement among consultants and the emigration of junior doctors.      (HL4471)

28th October

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on Civil and Political Rights, together with the fundamental principles of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, may have been breached in respect of Chechnya and the Chechens.      (HL4474)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether issues arising from Chechnya and Dagestan have already been raised at meetings of the Permanent Council and Senior Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.      (HL4475)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe or the High Commission for Minorities have received any request for help from the Russian Federation in respect of Chechnya.      (HL4476)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether language and cultural rights and reasonable self-determination for the Kurds of Turkey are on the agenda for the Istanbul summit meeting of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and, if not, why not.      (HL4477)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since the end of March towards the target of deciding most initial asylum applications within two months of their receipt; and whether they still believe that the target can be achieved by April 2001.      (HL4478)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in testing the Siemens casework system, designed for the Immigration and Nationality Department; and when they expect it to be fully commissioned.      (HL4479)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have reached from their examination of web page management and design for Government Departments.      (HL4480)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as reported in The Times on 28th October, they have abandoned the Labour party manifesto commitment “to ensure that, over time, party appointees as life peers more accurately reflect the proportion of votes cast at the previous general election”.      (HL4481)

The Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the net cost to public funds of the Norplant litigation.      (HL4482)

The Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the names of the firms of solicitors and barristers who represented the legally aided claimants in the Norplant litigation.      (HL4483)

The Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many legally aided claimants obtained compensation in the Norplant litigation.      (HL4484)

The Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many legally aided claimants there were in the multi-party Norplant litigation.      (HL4485)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for their policy of opposition to euthanasia of: (a) the recent document Withholding and Withdrawing Life Prolonging Medical Treatment, produced by the British Medical Association; (b) those sections of the Incapable Adults (Scotland) Bill recently introduced into the Scottish Parliament providing for the definition of assisted food and fluid as treatment; and (c) the differentiation made in correspondence from the Minister for Public Health between the withdrawal of medical treatment (including assisted hydration and nutrition) from a patient who is unable to make his or her own decisions, and the withdrawal of assisted nutrition and hydration from patients in persistent vegetative state.      (HL4486)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements exist in each member state of the European Union for farmers to appeal against Ministry of Agriculture rulings on the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS).      (HL4487)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what remedial steps are available to a farmer who has his field areas measured in two successive years by the Ministry of Agriculture inspectors for the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), with different results in each of the years, when there have been no changes in field boundaries.      (HL4488)

The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when, following the improvements in the accommodation and security of United Nations agencies, they will review the restrictions on funding of United Kingdom non-governmental organisations working in Afghanistan.      (HL4489)

The Lord BrettTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for November; and whether they will list the major European Union events for the next six months.      (HL4492)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions there have been so far under the Environmental Protection (Restriction on the Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2170); and whether they will keep a register of such prosecutions.      (HL4495)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the guidance issued to police forces on the enforcement of the Environmental Protection (Restriction on the Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2170)      (HL4496)

29th October

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to implement section 37 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 so that guide dogs for the blind have to be accepted by taxis and minicabs at no extra charge.      (HL4497)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of funds is a prospective goods vehicles operator required to have available for his first vehicle; and whether those funds can be used to effect repairs or whether it is a requirement for a minimum, but unusable, level of cash or other liquid asset.      (HL4498)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 28th October (WA 39-40), whether the initiatives and activities of the King’s Cross Partnership meet their expectations.      (HL4499)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 28th October (WA 39-40), how much of the £163 million given to regenerate the King’s Cross area has been spent by the King’s Cross Partnership; whether any of that money is awaiting distribution to various projects; and, if so, how much.      (HL4500)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ministers have been shown mock-up pictures of how the Stonehenge World Heritage Site would look if the currently proposed cut-and-cover tunnel and road-dualling throughout the World Heritage Site were carried out, alongside pictures of the proposed twin-bore tunnel.      (HL4501)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the bidders for the commercial operator licence to design, finance, build and operate a new Visitors’ Centre for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.      (HL4502)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the “Associated Sites” mentioned in English Heritage’s appellation of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site; and what Management Plan is being prepared for them.      (HL4503)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the intended relationship between the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Management Plan (which is to be submitted to UNESCO) and the Stonehenge Master Plan which is not; and whether the two plans are compatible.      (HL4504)

1st November

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government in which projects the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Agency for Reconstruction are involved in south-east Europe (notably in Kosovo, Albania and Bulgaria); and whether they are working together on them.      (HL4507)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the view expressed by the Lord Chancellor on 26th October (HL Deb, col. 168), what is the justification for requiring the costs of the civil courts to be paid by the parties who use them rather than by the public at large.      (HL4508)

The Viscount BrentfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to assist the Government of Pakistan with the restoration of the Pakistan economy.      (HL4509)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the patenting of one third of the human genome by a private company in the United States.      (HL4511)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the return of the United States to the United Nations Budget Committee before they pay their dues.      (HL4512)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the reforms being demanded by the United States Senate for the United Nations and the United Nations system they support.      (HL4513)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to dissuade the United States Senate from withdrawing United States funding from the Global Monitoring System being set up to police the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which Treaty the Senate recently refused to ratify.      (HL4514)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom is participating in the provision of military training and “surplus equipment” to Iraqi rebel leaders (as reported in the International Herald Tribune on 29th October); and what is the status of such assistance in international law.      (HL4515)

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government by what specific means the travelling public are consulted when London Transport considers changes or developments which in any way affect the service on either the buses or the Underground.      (HL4516)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for asylum lodged (a) before 1st July 1993 and (b) between 1st July 1993 and 31st December 1995 remain to be decided.      (HL4517)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why the report commissioned by the United Nations General Assembly on the Srebrenica massacre, originally scheduled for publication on 1st September, has still not appeared; what is now the publication date; and whether it is the intention of the Secretary-General to present the text exactly as delivered to him by the investigators.      (HL4518)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government on what statutory authority the Prison Service designated “nominating authorities” for the appointment of visiting ministers of non-Christian faiths, then extinguished the nominating authorities and appointed “religious consultative services” without defining their roles; and whether they will clarify the procedures for qualification of these ministers by appropriate organisations representing each of the faiths before they can be appointed by prison governors.      (HL4519)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether women’s refuges are classified as “hostels” within the meaning of the Housing Benefit (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations (S.I. 2401/1999).      (HL4520)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance) Amendment Regulations 1999 (S.I. 2226/1999) allow any latitude to Incapacity Benefit claimants whose incapacity is due to mental illness.      (HL4521)

The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to include non-packaging waste plastic products within the regime which currently applies to packaging waste.      (HL4524)

2nd November

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of progress on de-mining in Kosovo; what is their estimate of the size of the remaining task; and what action they are taking together with others to make the country safe from mines.      (HL4526)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of risks to vulnerable people in Serb Yugoslavia as the result of inadequate heating during the coming winter; and what action they are taking together with others to alleviate distress.      (HL4527)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the number of people within Kosovo who will be without adequate accommodation during the coming winter; and what action they are taking together with others to alleviate distress.      (HL4528)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the United Kingdom in responding to the continuing crisis in Angola with special reference to the United Nations Special Appeal, the targeted and effective delivery of humanitarian aid, the protection of humanitarian workers, the upholding of human rights, the role of civil society, the work of the United Nations Sanctions Committee and the development of a comprehensive peace plan.      (HL4529)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the findings and recommendations of Pekka Haavisto and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Balkans Taskforce on pollution of the Danube following the Kosovo conflict; and what action they are taking.      (HL4530)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of displaced and refugee Roma people in the Balkans, including Montenegro; and what specific action they are taking to relieve their plight.      (HL4531)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would seek to block any move by the States of Guernsey to repeal or amend section 201 of the Income Tax (Guernsey) Law 1975.      (HL4532)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham on 1st November (WA 59-60), what is their global estimate of the current annual cost of paying the additional pension (SERPS) to persons whose entitlement arose between 1978 and 1986.      (HL4533)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the study by FT Management Consultants dated August on the provision of information technology within the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, as referred to in The Guardian of 1st November.      (HL4534)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights’ “Rule of Law Project” is functioning in Turkey; and, if not, when it is likely to begin.      (HL4535)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the scope of the Stability Pact for South-East Europe includes social, economic, political and security matters; whether the text of the founding agreement has been drafted and approved by them; which countries have indicated a wish to participate; and when they expect the Pact to start functioning.      (HL4536)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will link with their proposed Holocaust Memorial day other systematic massacres such as those in Armenia, the Gulag Archipelago, the Laogai and Cambodia.      (HL4537)

The Baroness Castle of BlackburnTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the reports of the nine pilot schemes into the reasons why so many pensioners fail to claim the means-tested benefits to which they are entitled, together with the report analysing their findings; and what is the cost of the whole exercise.      (HL4538)

The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there were any specific consultations, either formally or informally, between London Transport and London public passengers over the recent announcement of fare increases on the buses and the Underground; and, if so, whether they will furnish details of such consultations.      (HL4539)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any reports suggesting that Osama bin Laden and his colleagues have provided Chechen rebels with financial support and leadership.      (HL4540)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the international assessment mission to Chechnya, the establishment of which was announced by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 27th October (HL Deb, col. 301).      (HL4541)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 27th October (HL Deb, col. 301), whether they would welcome a request from Chechen leaders to mediate or intervene in the current conflict in Chechnya; and whether they intend to urge other European Union and NATO member states to take such an initiative.      (HL4542)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the Russian Government to enter into immediate negotiations to reach a political settlement to the conflict in Chechnya, or to scale down its military operations and to clarify its intentions in Chechnya, or to ensure that international humanitarian agencies are immediately able to provide aid to the refugees who have recently fled Chechnya.      (HL4543)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the recent resumption of hostilities on the security and stability of the entire Caucasus region as well as on undermining Russia’s progress towards developing a civil society, based on democracy and the rule of law.      (HL4544)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Russian Government to desist from assisting in the establishment of a Chechnyan Government in exile based on the 1996 election results, which were criticised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.      (HL4545)

The Lord NorrieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many field inspectors are employed to check on farmer compliance with the rules of the Integrated Administration and Control System in the United Kingdom; whether these inspectors are expected to assess the standard of crops grown in order to decide whether a farmer is eligible for Arable Area Payment; and, if so, where the required standards are defined.      (HL4546)

The Lord NorrieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why it is necessary to produce fresh guidelines for the administration of the European Integrated Administration and Control System for farm payments for the cropping year 2000; and when they expect this new guidance to be available for farmers.      (HL4547)

The Lord NorrieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why the current farmer guidance for administration of the European Integrated Administration and Control System for farm payments is so much longer in the United Kingdom than in other member states of the European Union; and whether they will arrange for a copy of the farmer guidelines and forms for IACS currently in use in each European Union country to be placed in the Library of the House.      (HL4548)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their attitude to the 1998 Peace Agreement between the Governments of Peru and Ecuador and the consequent savings in resources referred to by President Fujimori at the United Nations General Assembly on 21st September; and whether British Defence Attachés in the two capitals have been instructed to respect the 1998 Peace Agreement and not to promote arms sales.      (HL4549)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the sending of a fact-finding mission to Khartoum by the United Nations Security Council to examine the Al-Shifa factory and ascertain if a cruise missile attack by the United States was a legitimate act of self-defence under the United Nations Charter.      (HL4550)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what, during the military action in Kosovo, was the military relationship between the Kosovo Liberation Army and (a) NATO, (b) United States forces and (c) British forces; and who provided the equipment that was available to the Kosovo Liberation Army.      (HL4551)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the British taxpayer of the United Kingdom’s support for United States air action in Iraq; whether it has been subjected to political or military cost/benefit analysis; and, if so, with what result.      (HL4552)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what states recognise the right in international law claimed by the United States and the United Kingdom to send military aircraft into sovereign Iraqi airspace and to shoot down Iraqi aircraft and bomb Iraq.      (HL4553)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Multi Modal Transport Study for the South West includes a study of the implications which the proposed dualling of the A303 through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site will have for further dualling of the A303 (for instance in the Blackdown Hills); whether the currently proposed Stonehenge section is itself being subjected to study in terms of the Study’s remit; and whether alternatives to the currently proposed Stonehenge section are being examined.      (HL4554)

The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have received from Railtrack plc on the future management of the company’s property portfolio in ways which are consistent with the development of an integrated transport policy, the enhancement of the rail travel experience and the encouragement of additional rail passenger business.      (HL4555)

The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement they have given to Railtrack plc to develop their property portfolio in ways which increase the rail travel business as well as enhance shareholder value.      (HL4556)

The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require Railtrack plc to publish their policy for the development of their property portfolio.      (HL4557)

The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 23rd June (WA 88), what decision has now been reached following the discussions between the Home Office, the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers on the status and pension arrangements of United Kingdom police officers who want to apply for service with Europol.      (HL4558)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which police forces in the United Kingdom hold their registers of privately held firearms and persons holding firearm certificates on (a) the Integrating Business and Information Systems (IBIS) system, (b) the Shogun system, (c) other electronic systems and (d) manual systems.      (HL4559)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Police National Computer Centre plans to start an impact assessment for the proposed central register, required under section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, of persons who have applied for a firearm or shotgun certificate or to whom a firearm or shotgun certificate has been granted; when the impact assessment will be completed; and whether they will arrange for a summary of the conclusions from the assessment to be placed in the Library of the House.      (HL4560)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which forms of National Savings are subject to a limit per holder, indicating in respect of each the present limit, the date the limit was last changed and what the limit would be today if adjusted for inflation since it was last changed.      (HL4561)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Minister for Agriculture’s announcement on 28th October (HC Deb, col. 1131) that the Milk Development Council’s remit will be extended to promote liquid milk, what action they will take to extend the take-up of milk consumption in schools.      (HL4562)

3rd November

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to conduct a quinquennial review of the Pesticides Safety Directorate.      (HL4565)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to conduct a quinquennial review of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.      (HL4566)

The Lord Robertson of OakridgeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that it would be appropriate to apologise to the Irish people for their treatment over the last 800 years; and, if so, whether the start of the millennium would be the right time to do so.      (HL4567)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 11th October (WA 61), what evidence there is for his statement “The single market plays an important role in job creation, not just in the United Kingdom but across the European Union as a whole”.      (HL4568)

The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in England, showing boys and girls separately, carried statements of special educational need in each of the last 20 years; and what proportion of the total number of pupils they represented.      (HL4569)

The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in England, showing boys and girls separately, were designated as having special educational needs but without a statement of special educational need in each of the last 20 years; and what proportion of the total number of pupils they represented.      (HL4570)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether reports that the Czech Republic have agreed to sell 100 tanks to Yemen are correct; and whether, in view of the reported resale by Yemen to Sudan of tanks purchased from Poland, they will raise these matters at the forthcoming Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Summit.      (HL4571)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what responses they had to their invitation for submissions to the Export Credit Department Review of its Mission and Status; and whether any of these made adverse comments on the Export Credits Guarantee Department’s support for exports of military equipment.      (HL4572)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Immigration Officers have regard to the Roma ethnic origins of individuals seeking to enter the United Kingdom as visitors or students.      (HL4573)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when it is intended to make the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights part of the laws of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and to provide for effective legal remedies for claims of breach of those rights.      (HL4574)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the level of acceptable risk for the carriage of passengers by rail has changed as a result of privatisation.      (HL4575)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual salary of the Chairman of the Women’s National Commission.      (HL4576)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 19th October (WA 112), for each month of this year what was the total number of applications for asylum; and how many were (a) at the port of entry and (b) in country; and how many applicants were (a) granted asylum, (b) granted exceptional leave to remain, (c) refused and (d) deported.      (HL4577)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the last five years, how many police officers’ deaths were attributable to their police service.      (HL4578)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the last five years, how many fire officers’ deaths were attributable to their fire service.      (HL4579)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the last five years, how many armed service personnel deaths were attributable to their service.      (HL4580)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider allowing companies who have completed their preparations to commence operating the Pet Passport Scheme.      (HL4581)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have now received the results of the leak enquiry into the second hearing of the Law Lords on the case of General Pinochet; and what are the conclusions of that report.      (HL4582)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received an official request from the Government of Chile for the return of General Pinochet to Chile; whether they have replied; and, if so, on what date.      (HL4583)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce performance-related pay into the Civil Service; and, if so, how, in terms of what, and at what stage of policy implementation the performance is to be evaluated, and by whom.      (HL4584)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what categories of policy implementation can usefully or successfully be evaluated in money terms, as for example in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the Ministry of Defence.      (HL4585)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the country’s significant economic and social activity is currently being measured by the Office of National Statistics or its successor body; and in what terms it is being measured.      (HL4586)

The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the country’s currently measured economic activity includes non-marketed, but marketable, activity (such as household, political, voluntary, charitable, caring work) and marketed but not recorded activity (such as undeclared or criminal work), and, if not, how is the economic or social importance of these activities evaluated and taken into account.      (HL4587)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the remarks made by Lord Sainsbury of Turville at the fringe meeting on human cloning, held at the Labour Party Conference, and reported in The Sunday Times, represented his personal view or the Government’s view; and whether his public support for cloning is compatible with an objective and impartial reassessment of the scientific and ethical issues involved.      (HL4588)

The Lord McNairTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as reported by the Sudan News Agency on 13th October, tests conducted by the Center for Disease Control in the United States on blood and urine samples taken by an Operation Lifeline Sudan medical team from villagers in southern Sudan said to have been affected by an alleged chemical weapons attack indicated no evidence of exposure to chemical weapons; and whether a note to this effect was given to the Sudanese Government by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Philippe Borel.      (HL4589)

4th November

The Lord OrmeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the Justice and Home Affairs Council held in Luxembourg on 29th October.      (HL4590)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any proposals to amend the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Expenditure Limit/running costs limit for 1999-2000.      (HL4592)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what humanitarian assistance they have offered to the 180,000 Chechens estimated to have fled their homes since the Russian attacks began in Chechnya on 5th September.      (HL4593)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Russian Government to open the border on the main highway from Chechnya to Ingushetia, which has been sealed by Russian troops.      (HL4594)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what common foreign, defence, security or humanitarian aid policy they intend to support through the European Union in any such response it may be considering in Chechnya.      (HL4595)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the Russian action in Chechnya to be in conflict with Russia’s commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights.      (HL4596)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Chechnya, they intend to take specific action to protect the civilian population of Chechnya.      (HL4597)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to press for at the forthcoming Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe summit in Istanbul in order to avert a humanitarian crisis in Chechnya and to avoid the conflict spreading through the Caucasus.      (HL4598)

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list each Education Action Zone and the date each was established.      (HL4599)

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the schools in each Education Action Zone.      (HL4600)

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list for each Education Action Zone the private sector contribution both (a) in cash and (b) in kind.      (HL4601)

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make available any evaluation reports of progress for each Education Action Zone.      (HL4602)

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the number of classroom assistants in post for each local education authority for the years 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99 and the predicted number for 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.      (HL4603)

The Earl of HarrowbyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the establishment of a service station on the M40 between London and the Oxford service station.      (HL4604)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons, as a total detained under the Immigration Acts, were held pending deportation at the last date for which figures are available.      (HL4605)

The Lord Taylor of GryfeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to alter the minimum age of engagement and enlistment into the armed services.      (HL4606)

The Lord Taylor of GryfeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to alter the minimum period of service in the armed forces.      (HL4607)

The Lord Taylor of GryfeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the budget for the year 1999-2000 for the Defence Export Sales Organisation office in Indonesia.      (HL4608)

The Lord Taylor of GryfeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the budget for the year 2000-2001 for the Defence Export Sales Organisation office in Indonesia.      (HL4609)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ministerial meetings of the Council of Europe there have been in each of the past five years; and at how many of these in each of these years the United Kingdom has been represented by a Minister of State.      (HL4610)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Kingdom was not represented by a minister at the ministerial meeting of the Council of Europe on 3rd November; and what steps they are taking to acquaint themselves with the outcome of the discussions about Kosovo between Mr Bernard Kouchner and those ministers who did attend.      (HL4611)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions and how many convictions there have been for selling beef on the bone in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.      (HL4612)

The Lord Lucas of ChilworthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what difference, if any, they see between political negotiations conducted behind the closed doors of the Code of Conduct Group on harmful tax competition and international negotiations conducted in the more transparent arena of the Council of Ministers.      (HL4613)

The Lord Lucas of ChilworthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement of Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the Government “want to see higher minimum excise rates on alcohol, tobacco and fuel. Indeed, we want to see higher minimum excise rates in other countries” (HL Deb, col. 977), how they reconcile this policy with the statement by Commissioner Monti that, “the purpose [of European Union tax harmonisation/co-ordination] is not, and even the side effect must not be, that of raising taxes”.      (HL4614)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the term “harmful tax competition” and how this differs from any definition of the term held by (a) other European Union Member States’ Governments and (b) the European Commission.      (HL4615)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the term “tax harmonisation” and how this differs from any definition of the term held by (a) other European Union Member States’ Governments and (b) the European Commission.      (HL4616)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the term “tax co-ordination” and how this differs from any definition of the term held by (a) other European Union Member States’ Governments and (b) the European Commission.      (HL4617)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Governments of the Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies subscribe to the view that the negotiations being conducted in the Code of Conduct Group on harmful tax competition are “within constitutional arrangements”.      (HL4618)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any existing tax measures of either the Crown Dependencies or the Overseas Territories have been referred to the Code of Conduct Group on harmful tax competition; and, if so, by the authority of which Government.      (HL4619)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will define the difference between unjustified and/or discriminatory state aids and reasonable tax allowance measures, regional or otherwise, as understood by (a) the United Kingdom Government, (b) other European Union Member States’ Governments and (c) the European Commission.      (HL4620)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Prime Minister intends to reply, as promised in the letter from his office of 5th October, to the letter from Lord Lamont of Lerwick of 30th September about the Prime Minister’s remarks about General Pinochet at the Labour Party Conference; and whether he will, as requested, publish his reply in the Chilean press.      (HL4621)

The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the following countries’ exports went to Continental European Union countries in each of the most recent five years for which statistics are available—

The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the rules governing the publication of Orders in Council.      (HL4623)

The Lord CraigmyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, concerning the Orders in Council signed on 21st July 1998 altering the future of the King Edward VII Convalescent Home for Servicemen (and others)—

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether recent vacancies for lay members of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal were advertised in accordance with the Nolan Rules; if so, in which journals they were advertised and on what dates; and what are the criteria for the posts and how many vacancies exist.      (HL4625)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all official veterinary surgeons working directly for, or on contract to, the Meat Hygiene Service receive a formal letter of designation, signed by the Minister, once their competence to act as official veterinary surgeons is established followed by a formal letter of appointment as an authorised officer to a particular premises, also signed by the Minister in accordance with section 8(1) of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995.      (HL4626)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the owner or manager of an abattoir or cutting plant may ask to inspect the documents of appointment of an official veterinary surgeon to ascertain whether he has been appointed as authorised officer to the Minister for those premises; and whether, in the event that documentary evidence cannot be produced, the official veterinary surgeon has the right to demand entry or the owner or manager the right to refuse it.      (HL4627)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all official veterinary surgeons employed as quality managers by Messrs Eville and Jones have been formally appointed as authorised officers to the Minister for all the premises in which official veterinary surgeons are employed.      (HL4628)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medical examinations for the all work test for incapacity benefit have taken place in each of the last four quarters.      (HL4629)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the sessional fee for doctors who undertake medical examinations for incapacity benefit; and how long it is since that fee was increased.      (HL4630)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many appeals against the payment of incapacity benefit on the ground of failing the all work test have been made in each of the last four quarters.      (HL4631)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the appeals lodged in each of the last four quarters against the disallowance of incapacity benefit on the ground of failing the all work test have led to the reinstatement of the benefit before the appeal was heard.      (HL4632)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incapacity benefit appeals relating to the all work test were heard in the last four quarters for which figures are available; and what percentage were decided in the appellant’s favour where the appellant (a) attended the hearing but was not represented, (b) was represented but did not attend, (c) attended and was represented and (d) did not attend and was not represented.      (HL4633)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incapacity benefit paper appeals relating to the all work test were processed in the last four quarters for which figures are available; and what percentage was decided in the claimant’s favour.      (HL4634)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 1st November (WA 67), what are “.05 cartridges for disarmers/disruptors”.      (HL4635)

5th November

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the condition and appearance of the interior of the Blackfriars underpass, which provides a vehicular link between the Embankment and Upper Thames Street in central London, is appropriate to a world capital city in Millennium Year; and, if not, what action they propose for its improvement.      (HL4637)

The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether leaving stabled horses unsupervised overnight complies with animal safety laws.      (HL4638)

The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a local authority is entitled to refuse planning permission for the erection of a dwelling adjacent to existing stables with no nearby accommodation to permit supervision overnight.      (HL4639)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with regard to the draft European Union directive on European-wide accessibility standards; what discussions United Kingdom ministers have had with other Member States on this issue in the past six months; and what discussions are planned in the next six months.      (HL4640)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations have been invited to attend the meeting of the Tourism Forum which will be held in December and will be chaired by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.      (HL4641)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to integrate initiatives on information technology with the objectives of Tourism For All.      (HL4642)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules)

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]
    Northern Ireland
    Time Zones and Summer Time (Devolution) [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) [10th November]
    Medway Council [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]

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]
    Obscenity [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]
    United Reformed Church [HL]

Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments

    Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL] [10th November]

Returned to the Commons amended

    House of Lords
    Greater London Authority
    Immigration and Asylum
    Food Standards

Waiting for consideration of Commons reasons

    Welfare Reform and Pensions [8th November]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999
    Draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 1999
    Draft Maximum Number of Stipendiary Magistrates Order 1999
    Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1999
    Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999
    Draft Working Time Regulations 1999
    Draft Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999
    Draft Chartered Institute of Patent Agents 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

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.45 am
Refreshment (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in Committee Room G
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Communities (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee C)10.45 am
European Communities (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

THURSDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)2.30 pm
(Science and Society)

 
 
 
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