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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

Items marked are expected to be taken during the dinner adjournment.

MONDAY 17TH JANUARY

At half-past two o’clock

*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to mark the centenary this year of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act.

*The Earl Howe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to fulfil their pledge to cut National Health Service waiting lists by 100,000.

*The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they offer to British tourists planning to visit Burma.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the success of major information technology projects in the public sector.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That leave be given to advance the Third Reading of the Medway Council Bill [HL] from Wednesday 19th January to Tuesday 18th January.

Learning and Skills Bill [HL]Second Reading [The Baroness Blackstone]

Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [HL]Second Reading [The Lord Lester of Herne Hill]

TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the response to the recent advertising campaign for recruitment of primary school and secondary school teachers.

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement the main recommendations of the Disability Rights Task Force.

*The Lord Trefgarne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the maximum wind strength which the Millennium Wheel (London Eye) has been designed to withstand (a) when stationary and (b) when in use.

†*The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will create new special bus lanes on motorways and trunk roads, consider allowing their use by vehicles carrying two or more persons and establish time limits on the use of such lanes.

Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL]—Report [The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean]

†Care Standards Bill [HL]—House to be again in Committee [The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] [2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡Kent County Council Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Thomson of Monifieth]

†The Viscount Astor to move, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a Second time, to leave out "now" and at end to insert "this day six months".

WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY

*The Lord Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what bonus payments are to be paid to members of the Armed Forces who have served in Kosovo.

*The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which elements of the New Agenda Coalition resolution, approved by the United Nations General Assembly on 13th October 1999, they found unacceptable; and why.

*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent suspected war criminals from entering the United Kingdom.

†Medway Council Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Thomson of Monifieth]

†The Viscount Astor to move, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a Second time, to leave out "now" and at end to insert "this day six months".

The Lord Weatherill—To call attention to the situation in Pakistan; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Sandwich—To call attention to the case for action, bilaterally, and through inter-governmental organisations, to end bonded labour and all other contemporary forms of slavery; and to move for papers.

The Lord Holme of Cheltenham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the creation of sustainable livelihoods as the spearhead of their anti-poverty strategy in the less developed countries.

THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY

*The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why homoeopathy and healing are not on the approved list of complementary therapies which may be offered within prisons.

*The Earl Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what opinion they have formed about the effect of the shared residence requirement in housing benefit for those aged under 25.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are being made between the Home Office and local authorities in Scotland for accommodating asylum seekers who have arrived in the South of England.

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [HL]—Committee [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

†‡The Earl Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set up a nationwide network of children’s refuges as recommended in the Children’s Society study “Still Running”.

MONDAY 24TH JANUARY

*The Lord Thomson of Monifieth—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the consultations on the proposed Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Anti-Bribery Convention.

*The Lord Goodhart—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will propose to Parliament that a Joint Committee to consider the Report of the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords should be appointed.

*The Lord Hurd of Westwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about their proposal to change the name of the Probation Service to the “Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Service”.

*The Baroness Whitaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those who die in custody are black or Asian.

†Nuclear Safeguards Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY

*The Lord McNally—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider appointing a Royal Commission on the Police.

*The Lord Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the adequacy of information on reading ability provided by the tests at Key Stage II.

*The Lord Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will recommend to the Bank of England the use of a policy of sterilised intervention on the exchange rates in order to reduce the value of the pound.

†*The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the penalty fares systems currently in use on the railways.

†Local Government Bill [HL]—Committee [The Lord Whitty]

†The Viscount Falkland—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve and increase the control and regulation of betting on horse racing in order to combat any increase in criminal activity.

WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY

*The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to introduce new procedures for the fixing of tariffs for all those sentenced to detention during Her Majesty’s Pleasure; and whether they will give an undertaking that legislation will be introduced within six months of the judgment in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Thompson and Venables.

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated total cost of the Government’s special advisers in the current financial year as compared to 1996-97 and what changes there have been in their duties and responsibilities.

The Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff—To call attention to the state of nursing education and practice; and to move for papers. (Short debate)

The Baroness Perry of Southwark—To call attention to the importance of teachers; and to move for papers. (Short debate)

†The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further consideration they have given to setting up a public inquiry into the undiagnosed illnesses of Gulf War veterans, as called for by the Royal British Legion.

THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY

*The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received in relation to job losses at REMPLOY.

†Race Relations Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

MONDAY 31ST JANUARY

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister’s declaration to the United Kingdom’s universities in the Romanes Lecture, delivered on 13th December 1999, that “the future is as much in your hands as ours” foreshadows a relaxation in government controls over the higher education sector.

TUESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many suicides by prisoners there have been in British prisons and penal institutions in each of the last three calendar years.

THURSDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

WEDNESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made about the problem of litter; and what initiatives they propose to pursue, especially in those areas where the problem is most grievous.

THURSDAY 10TH FEBRUARY

*The Lord Luke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the forward sale of tickets to the Millennium Dome Experience is adequate to ensure that the whole project will run at a profit by the end of the year.

NO DAY NAMED

PART I

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

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 Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy objectives towards Iraq are being achieved.

The Lord Pearson of Rannoch—To call attention to the UK’s present relationship with the European Union, and possible alternatives; and to move for papers.

The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further help they are considering for people who were infected with hepatitis ’C’ by contaminated NHS blood products and the dependants of those who have since died in consequence of their infection.

The Lord Northbourne—To call attention to the role of voluntary youth services in combating social exclusion and promoting social inclusion; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Darcy de Knayth—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any response to Rehabilitation International’s newly promulgated Charter for disabled people worldwide.

The Lord Vinson—To call attention to changes in the influence and prestige of this House and to examine how they should be addressed; and to move for papers.

The Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the role of sport in schools.

The Lord Stone of Blackheath—To call attention to the case for earlier detection and palliative intervention in countries exposed to ethnic conflicts; and to move for papers.

The Earl Russell—To call attention to the Rowntree Report “Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 1999”; and to move for papers.

The Earl Howe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence is operating within its remit.

The Lord Freyberg—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Forty-fifth Report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.

The Earl Howe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the standards of care given to elderly patients in NHS hospitals.

The Lord Selsdon—To call attention to the future role of the pound sterling and of the euro; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their principles and policies with regard to end-user accountability for the sale of weapons and related equipment.

The Lord Simon of Glaisdale—To call attention to the Salisbury Convention in the light of recent constitutional developments; and to move for papers.

The Lord Skidelsky—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Human Rights in Kosovo.

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To move to resolve, That this House regrets the conduct of the Lord Hoffmann in not disclosing his connection with Amnesty International during the House of Lords first hearing of the extradition appeal of General Pinochet; and calls on the Lord Chancellor to reconsider his support for Lord Hoffmann.

The Lord Laird—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that account is taken in education programmes and in the workplace of the particular abilities of those classed as dyslexic.

The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take on the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on Wandsworth Prison.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Defence Medical Services are able to provide appropriate health care for the armed forces now and in the event of future conflict.

†The Baroness Chalker of Wallasey—To call attention to the opportunities in Africa and the ways in which the United Kingdom can enhance economic growth both in that continent and at home; and to move for papers.

†The Lord Campbell of Croy—To call attention to the present circumstances of disabled people whose disabilities were caused by wounds or injuries from enemy action in the Second World War; and to move for papers.

†The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Football Task Force on Commercial Issues.

†The Baroness Hooper—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for promoting trade with Latin America in the light of the review by British Trade International.

PART II

MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE

[Ballot on 9th February for debate on 23rd February]

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 Bridges—To call attention to the long-term problems caused by coastal erosion; and to move for papers.

The Lord Chadlington—To call attention to the high levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly in prisons and amongst the young male population; 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 Campbell of Alloway—To call attention to the application of the Salisbury convention in present day circumstances; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Emerton—To call attention to the arrangements for modernising self regulation for nurses, midwives and health visitors; and to move for papers.

The Lord Greenway—To call attention to the future use of the River Thames for both commercial and leisure purposes; and to move for papers.

The Lord Campbell of Croy—To call attention to the continuing need for a professional civil service and the role of special advisers and information officers; and to move for papers.

PART III

SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

The Lord Lewis of Newnham—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Waste Incineration (11th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 71). [21st July]

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prospects for the Tampere Special European Council (19th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 101). [7th September]

The Baroness Hogg—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Non-Food Crops (First Report, HL Paper 5). [9th December]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 13th January]

The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government with which countries, since 1990, they have ended export credit support for arms sales.      (HL554)

The Lord ChristopherTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing the aspects of the Strategic Defence Review relating to the nuclear deterrent.      (HL564)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government for what purposes sand eels are caught in European waters.      (HL565)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which European Union Member States have been recorded as taking greater catches of fish than have been agreed; and which species have been over-fished.      (HL566)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the participation of a Serb representative on the new United Nations Mission in Kosovo—Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure.      (HL567)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they envisage to the request by the United Nations Special Representative in Kosovo, Dr Bernard Kouchner, who in December 1999 told the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, “We need money. Without money, no success....without money, no confidence....without money, no restarting of daily life.”      (HL568)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the promised 4,800 international police officers due for deployment in Kosovo are now in place; and how many are from the United Kingdom.      (HL569)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) is adequately resourced to cope with the country’s transition to independence.      (HL570)

The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what constitutes a “Task Force”.      (HL571)

The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that there should be a presumption in favour of, or a requirement for, the publication of reports of Task Forces.      (HL572)

The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that “the move towards task forces....makes for more transparent government and provides a much wider source of advice” (HL Deb, 11th January, col. 525), how such an analysis can be reconciled with their intention that information pertaining to the formulation of government policy should be a specific exemption from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Bill.      (HL573)

The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that “the success or otherwise of a task force will be determined by the quality of decision taken by the Minister or government department” (HL Deb, 11th January, col. 525), whether it can be inferred that relevant Ministers are wholly responsible for the output of task forces appointed by them.      (HL574)

The Lord Onslow of WokingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why it has not yet been possible to announce the results of their inspector’s inquiry on the River Wye Navigation Order, the report on which was received in February 1998.      (HL575)

The Lord BorrieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the report of the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords will be published.      (HL576)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value, for the last full year for which data is available, of all the duties, levies and tariffs on imports from non-European Union countries into the United Kingdom imposed on goods (including agricultural produce) and commercial services.      (HL577)

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) [16th February]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL] [20th January]
    Local Government [HL] [25th January]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL] [24th January]
    Care Standards [HL] [18th January]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Nuclear Safeguards [HL] [24th January]
    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
    Armed Forces Discipline [HL] [18th January]
    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL] [27th January]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Kent County Council [HL] [18th January]
    Medway Council [HL] [19th January]

Sent to the Commons

    Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    Alliance and Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) [HL]
    United Reformed Church [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2000
    Draft Industrial Training Levy ( Engineering Construction Board) Order 2000
    Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Petroleum Royalty Payments) Order 2000
    Draft African Development Bank (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999
    Draft International Development Association (Twelfth Replenishment) Order 1999
    Draft African Development Fund (Eighth Replenishment) Order 1999
    Draft Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999
    Draft Census Order 2000
    Draft Local Government Best Value (Exemption) (England) Order 2000

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.30 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY

Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)2.30 pm
(Science and Society)

THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

MONDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

Liaison4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill10.30 am
Unopposed Bill Committeein the Moses Room

 
 
 
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