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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.

TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY

At half-past two o’clock

*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 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.

*The Lord Smith of Clifton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the response of companies in implementing the recommendations of the Combined Code issued by the Department of Trade and Industry in July 1999 requiring shareholder involvement in the determination of executive directors’ remuneration.

Local Government Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord Whitty] [2nd and 3rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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 Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to give effect to the European Defence Initiative.

†*The Baroness Seccombe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the target of eliminating mixed-sex wards in 70 per cent of health authorities by December 1999 was not achieved.

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

[Prayers will have been read]

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

*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 Lord Trefgarne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their achievements in the pursuit of equality for women.

Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

‡Census (Amendment) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Weatherill]

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.

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the reported statement of the Chinese government that the NATO attack on Yugoslavia showed that the Alliance would not respect any country without nuclear weapons.

*The Lord Newby—To ask the Leader of the House what steps she plans to take to implement Conclusions 28 and 29 of Wiring it Up, the January Report of the Performance and Innovation Unit, insofar as they relate to the House of Lords.

†*The Lord Steel of Aikwood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to establish the independent Appointments Commission, promised before the Report of the Royal Commission on the House of Lords, to deal with nominations to the House of Lords.

Representation of the People Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

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.

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the reduction since May 1997 in the number of young people who are neither in employment nor in training or education; and whether they expect that this number will be further reduced during the next two years.

*The Lord Roberts of Conwy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether progress is satisfactory towards implementing the programme for the European Union Objective One area of Wales.

*The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the completion of the Victoria History of the Counties of England, and for increasing its accessibility to the public.

‡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.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Local Government Bill will be continued this day.]

WEDNESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the system of concordats and the associated ministerial committee have been used in relation to Scotland.

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

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.

THURSDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria on which specialist schools are established.

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why 81 per cent of all firms are still exempted from the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

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

TUESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to raise the United Kingdom’s ratio of health spending to Gross Domestic Product to the European Union average, and how.

†*The Lord Hurd of Westwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the establishment of an effective police force and court system in Kosovo.

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.

WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

Adam Hafejee Patel, Esq.

*The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to appoint a Minister of Information.

†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.

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 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 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.

The Lord Chadlington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to address the high levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly in prisons and amongst the young male population.

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.

The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider paying members of the Special Constabulary.

The Lord Palmer—To call attention to the economics of agriculture within the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

The Lord Carlile of Berriew—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy objectives in relation to devolution of power to Wales are being achieved.

The Baroness Gould of Potternewton—To call attention to the level of health care for people with epilepsy; and to move for papers.

The Lord Graham of Edmonton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of the present intention of the Link Bank Network to impose new charges on users of cash machines; and whether this would be consistent with the Government’s policy to combat social exclusion.

†The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on further measures to limit the sale, brokering and international shipment of arms to countries involved in conflict.

†The Lord Bramall—To call attention to the state of the nation’s defences in the light of the Defence White Paper (Cm 4446); and to move for papers.

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 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]

The Lord Walpole—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Biodiversity in the European Union Final Report: International Issues (22nd Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 119). [18th January]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 24th January, or unanswered after 21 days]

2nd December

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Health and Safety Executive is intending to prosecute the owner of Mersley Farm, Isle of Wight, for illegal disposal of containers of Cymag; and, if not, why not.      (HL221)

7th December

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the documents relating to the history of the discussions leading up to the enactment of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988 and the making of regulations under it, documents which were disclosed for the purpose of the Factortame litigation in relation to the issue of liability for breaches of Community law, and were referred to in the English courts’ decisions.      (HL277)

13th December

The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will press the European Commission to bring quickly an action for interlocutory proceedings in the European Court of Justice against France to open up the French market to British beef.      (HL341)

The Lord StrathclydeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list, with dates of appointment and of service, Members of the House of Lords who have, since May 1997, served on, or been appointed to—

The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 8th December (HL Deb, col. 1276), how many individuals serve on each of the 250 short-term working groups; what are the group’s titles; and to whom are they are accountable.      (HL351)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current annual per capita spend on cancer treatment and research; and how this compares with other European countries.      (HL355)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the current members of the Strategic Communications Unit together with the dates of their appointment.      (HL369)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of running the Strategic Communications Unit for 1998-99; and what is its estimated cost for the current financial year.      (HL371)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to ensure that the Strategic Communications Unit distinguishes between legitimate activity on behalf of the Government and activity which could unduly advantage the party of Government.      (HL372)

14th December

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a practice for Ministers to inform Parliament whether they consider that primary and secondary legislation being considered by Parliament is compatible with the obligations of the United Kingdom under European Community law.      (HL398)

15th December

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action has been taken, or recommendations made, by the Social Exclusion Unit, on gypsies and other travelling people.      (HL430)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what their budget for advertising is in the current financial year and how this compares with the last full year of the previous administration.      (HL431)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 13th December (HL Deb, col. 5) that “....as the Labour Party made clear before coming into office that it would have a strong centre, which it has”, where in the Party’s General Election manifesto reference to this policy development can be found.      (HL434)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 13th December (HL Deb, col. 5) that the Labour Party has a strong centre, whether this policy development is consistent with the intention espoused in the Labour Party’s General Election manifesto to deal with the fact that “Over-centralisation of government and lack of accountability was a problem in governments of both left and right”.      (HL435)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the delay in setting up a Select Committee on Human Rights as envisaged in the White Paper, Rights Brought Home; The Human Rights Bill (Cm 3782, October 1997).      (HL443)

16th December

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what performance targets, other than financial ones, they have put in place for the London Underground.      (HL460)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the performance of London Underground.      (HL461)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted an impact assessment of the effect of the reduction in the number of abattoirs licensed to accept cattle under the Over Thirty Months Scheme upon (a) costs to farmers and hauliers; (b) animal welfare, including increased travelling time, additional time in lairage and prolonged waiting lists; and (c) animal health where an animal with chronic disease must be retained on a farm for an extended period.      (HL465)

The Lord ReaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in the light of the statement by the Lord Burlison on 8th December (HL Deb, col. 1275) that the Ministry of Defence will welcome any assessment of ill health in Iraq, they will now press the United Nations to authorise an independent expert epidemiological investigation into the reported increase in birth deformities, leukaemia and cancer in Southern Iraq.      (HL482)

24th January

The Baroness ThorntonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance has been prepared for officials on dealings with the devolved administrations.      (HL695)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards a new labelling regime for food products.      (HL696)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider there is a humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Chechnya on a scale comparable to Kosovo during 1999.      (HL697)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether daily sorties by Russian forces over Chechnya have exceeded an average of 50 a day during January.      (HL698)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any evidence that Scud missiles are being used by Russian forces in Chechnya; and whether they have made representations to the Russian government.      (HL699)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, on humanitarian grounds, they have evaluated the effectiveness of “safe corridors” out of Grozny designed to provide protection to refugee columns; and whether they are aware of any evidence that the refugee columns have been subjected to Russian air or sniper attack.      (HL700)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have received of human rights abuses or war crimes committed in Chechnya over the last twelve months; and whether they will provide details of such activity.      (HL701)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of “ethnic cleansing”.      (HL702)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the testing of the Immigration and Nationality Department’s casework system was completed as scheduled in November 1999; whether the piloting of the system to confirm that it is robust under normal operating conditions has been completed; whether they cleared the pre-1993 backlog by the end of 1999 as scheduled; how many of the 1993-95 cases remain to be cleared; and whether they are still confident that the White Paper target of deciding applications on average in two months by April 2001 will be met.      (HL703)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to ensure that the European Commission maintains up-to-date legal electronic data regarding implementation of directives by the United Kingdom on the Celex database.      (HL704)

The Lord RixTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken about the revision of continuing care policies in respect of people with learning disabilities following the Appeal Court decision in the case of North East Devon Health Authority ex parte Coughlan.      (HL705)

The Baroness HamweeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities awarded beacon status for one or more services have taken steps to introduce “modernised” structures to move towards the new structures (including an executive/security split) envisaged in the Local Government Bill or the green or white papers preceding it; how many such authorities have not taken such steps; and how many are known to have rejected proposals for such steps.      (HL706)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the “national guidelines” adopted in National Health Service hospitals for soliciting “do not resuscitate” instructions from elderly but apparently mentally competent patients.      (HL707)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what age and degrees of infirmity and clinical appropriateness are the parameters under the “national guidelines” for seeking “do not resuscitate” instructions from patients.      (HL708)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the case of elderly patients not considered fully mentally competent, what degree of consultation with patients’ close families the “national guidelines” require before “do not resuscitate” instructions are implemented; and what requirements there are for the intervention of an independent social worker to safeguard patients having no close family support.      (HL709)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who issued the “national guidelines” as used in National Health Service hospitals on the solicitation of “do not resuscitate” instructions from elderly patients or their close families; and when.      (HL710)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when and where the “national guidelines” on the solicitation of “do not resuscitate” instructions were published.      (HL711)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation took place before the “national guidelines” on the solicitation of “do not resuscitate” instructions were published and with whom; and when and where the guidelines were publicly debated, whether before or after publication.      (HL712)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government—

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their recommendations following the Review of the Royal Parks Agency.      (HL714)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings have been held by the Minister for Women with the Minister for Film since 7th December 1999 to discuss how conditions in the film and broadcasting industries affect women in particular; and what action will be taken by the Government as a result of those meetings.      (HL715)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale on 4th November 1999 (HL Deb, col. 1097)—

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent their Information Technology procurement strategies are taking account of the recent release of the Crusoe microchip.      (HL717)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans, if any, they have for legislation on broadcasting and telecommunications convergence.      (HL718)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had websites on the Internet on (a) 1st May 1997; (b) 1st May 1998; and (c) 1st May 1999.      (HL719)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take any measures to respond to and address the tenor of opinion expressed on the website www.domevote.co.uk.      (HL720)

The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the establishment of medical consultants in the Defence Medical Services on 1st January or on the nearest convenient date; and how many consultants were actually serving.      (HL721)

The Lord Astor of HeverTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown, both by nature of the disability and outcome of the case, of the 5841 cases taken by the Employment Tribunal up to the end of October 1999 under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Part II (Employment Provisions).      (HL722)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost of changing the name of the “Probation Service” to the “Community Punishment and Rehabilitation Service”.      (HL723)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the compassionate reasons which persuaded the Home Secretary to admit Mr Mike Tyson, who had been convicted of rape in the United States, to the United Kingdom.      (HL724)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the party accompanying Mr Mike Tyson have criminal records.      (HL725)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the number of either-way offences committed to trial in the Crown Court in each of the years from 1987 to 1997 inclusive, showing the annual year on year percentage change and the proportion of elected cases to all cases committed for trial in the Crown Court.      (HL726)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to make generally available the advice they have received from the British Embassy in Paris and circulated to all staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food that three-quarters of drinking water resources in Brittany have excessive pesticide levels.      (HL727)

The Lord Williams of ElvelTo ask the Chairman of Committees how the provisions for access to the House by hereditary peers excluded under the provisions of the House of Lords Act 1999 will be enforced.      (HL728)

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]
    Local Government [HL] [25th January]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Learning and Skills [HL]
    Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL] [3rd February]
    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL] [27th January]
    Care Standards [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Nuclear Safeguards [HL] [3rd February]

Sent to the Commons

    Armed Forces Discipline [HL]
    Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    United Reformed Church [HL]
    Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    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 Films (Modification of the Definition of “British Film”) Order 2000
    Draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2000
    Draft Competition Act 1998 (Land and Vertical Agreements Exclusion) Order 2000
    Draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Crown Appointments) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Education) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Health) Order 2000
    Draft Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Petroleum Royalty Payments) Order 2000
    Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2000
    Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2000
    Draft Local Government Best Value (Exemption) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Census Order 2000
    Draft Immigration (Regularisation Period for Overstayers) Regulations 2000

DEREGULATION PROPOSAL IN PROGRESS

    [The date in brackets is the date of expiry of the period for parliamentary consideration]

Proposal laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee

    Draft Deregulation (Sunday Dancing and Licensing) Order 2000 [16th March]

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)2.30 pm
(Science and Society)
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.30 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Procedure of the House Committee 4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

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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