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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

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

THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY

At three o’clock

[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.

*The Baroness Byford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the new rules under Part I of the Arable Area Payments Guide will be beneficial to wildlife.

†Learning and Skills Bill [HL]The Baroness Blackstone to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Learning and Skills Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 to 19

Schedule 2

Clauses 20 to 26

Schedule 3

Clauses 27 to 30

Schedule 4

Clauses 31 to 45

Schedule 5

Clauses 46 to 49

Schedule 6

Clauses 50 to 98

Schedule 7

Clauses 99 to 113

Schedule 8

Clauses 114 and 115

Schedule 9

Clauses 116 to 118.

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.

†House of Lords Offices—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 17) be agreed to.

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

Immigration (Regularisation Period for Overstayers) Regulations 2000—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17th January be approved. [6th Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

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

‡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.

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 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 Lloyd of Berwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take a preliminary objection to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in the proceedings brought against the United Kingdom by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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.

†*The Baroness Blatch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to remove any discrimination which will be experienced by English, Welsh and Northern Irish students at Scottish universities over the payment of fees.

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

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

MONDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Phillips of Sudbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when consideration is being given to closure of a court, they will require an estimate to be made of the extra travel costs and time to its users of having to attend a more distant alternative.

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.

†*The Lord Renton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, given that in 1999 the number of asylum seekers (excluding dependants) rose above 100,000, they will take steps to curtail the rights of asylum seekers to enter and remain in the United Kingdom.

WEDNESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

†*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the delays, expense and inconvenience caused to the public and businesses by road works.

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.

TUESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

Ms. Sally Greengross

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 Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a legitimate revising chamber should occasionally be able to revise legislation in ways the House of Commons would not have wished.

†The Earl Russell—To call attention to the Rowntree Report on poverty and social exclusion, and to measures needed to reduce them; and to move for papers.

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 United Kingdom’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 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.

The Baroness Crawley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking towards eliminating child poverty in Britain.

The Lord Glentoran—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the maintenance of law and order in Northern Ireland now that devolution has taken place.

The Baroness Ashton of Upholland—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the impact of their policies since May 1997 on the prospects for lone parents.

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 26th 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 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 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)

26th January

The Baroness NicolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the Agricultural Council held in Luxembourg on 24th to 25th January.      (HL754)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the United Nations Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance to conduct an urgent assessment of the persecution of the Falun Gong in China, so that an informed discussion of the problem can take place at the forthcoming meeting of the Human Rights Commission in Geneva; if not, what other courses they are pursuing, of upholding the rights of Falun Gong members to carry on their peaceful activities, and, in particular, what steps they are taking to ensure that the freedom of the Falun Gong is upheld in Hong Kong.      (HL755)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the destinations of the “Your Britain, Your Europe” roadshow; and how the destinations were chosen.      (HL756)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what the total cost of the “Your Britain, Your Europe” roadshow was; and what proportion of that was covered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and what proportion was covered by the local authorities of the locations visited.      (HL757)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any part of the “Your Britain, Your Europe” roadshow was financed by the European Union; and, if so, under which title in the budget the money was allocated.      (HL758)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who attended the events that were part of the “Your Britain, Your Europe” roadshow; and how the participants and audiences were chosen.      (HL759)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the future conduct of human gene therapy experiments in the United Kingdom following the decisions, arising from the death of an American teenager, of health officials in the United States to end all gene experiments at the Pennsylvania Institute for Human Gene Therapy and to inspect all other American gene therapy centres.      (HL760)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, given their commitment to midwifery team work, what assurances they can give that midwives will be involved in the drawing up of clinical guidelines.      (HL761)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how their outline of Health Improvement Programmes which reveal a substantive input from midwives and users will be implemented to enable the voice of midwives to be heard.      (HL762)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to implement the principles of midwifery-led care as detailed in the report of the Expert Group, “Changing Childbirth”.      (HL763)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify their arrangements for midwives to be represented on Primary Care Groups where there is no midwifery presence.      (HL764)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent discrepancies in Government figures, what is the increase in the number of training places available for midwives alone; how this has increased over the last three years; and what assurances they can give that this increase will be sustained.      (HL765)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many midwives are currently returning to work; and how many are intending to return to work.      (HL766)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is mandatory that they follow the new guidance received from the European Commission concerning the maximum width of field margins that is consistent with the use of full Ordnance Survey areas in claims under the Arable Area Payments Scheme (AAPS) under the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) rules; and what representations they have made to the European Commission on the adverse environmental effects of this new guidance.      (HL767)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have been held with English Nature, and similar statutory environmental organisations, on the environmental effects of changing the rules on the maximum width of field margins allowed under the Arable Area Payments Scheme (AAPS) of the European Commission Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS).      (HL768)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now update the £10,000 limit set in July 1969 on National Savings Ordinary Accounts to take account of inflation; and, if not, why not.      (HL769)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost to date to the taxpayer of the Millennium Dome and all works directly associated with it at the Greenwich site.      (HL770)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the House of Lords Appointments Commission will be statutory, as recommended by the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords.      (HL771)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask the Leader of the House what role she envisages for the House of Lords in decisions on the establishment of the House of Lords Appointments Commission and its conduct of its duties.      (HL772)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are proposing to remove the restriction on the marketing of seed of a plant variety on a list of another Member State corresponding to a British national list (contained in Regulation 31 of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 1982), even where an application for its entry on a British national list is under consideration or has been refused.      (HL773)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the minimum requirements for carrying out official examinations of tests and trials of those varieties of maize in respect of which an application has been made for entry onto a national list; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the documents setting out the requirements for such examinations.      (HL774)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide details of when, to their knowledge, seeds of a genetically modified plant variety have been marketed, sold or otherwise supplied under arrangements specified in Regulation 31 of the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 1982.      (HL775)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any import into the United Kingdom of genetically modified maize covered by Commission Decision 98/293/EC dated 22nd April 1998; and, if so, whether they will provide details.      (HL776)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will define the word “important” in their consideration of hedgerow protection.      (HL777)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the protection of hedgerows provided by pre-1840 enclosure awards remains in force.      (HL778)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the proportion of time lost because of (a) injuries sustained on duty and (b) sickness, in each of the police forces in England during the last twelve month period for which statistics are available.      (HL779)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect upon the diversity of animal and plant wildlife they expect consequent upon the change in regulations concerning the Arable Area Payments Scheme by which fields will no longer be measured to the middle of boundary hedges but to the centre line of an assumed hedge of only two metres in width.      (HL780)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to protect the interests of British commercial pilots aged over 60 years currently prohibited from flying over or into France in command of public transport aircraft.      (HL781)

The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 17th January (WA 141), what are the financial contributions to the £2.44 million Old Palace Yard refurbishment project promised by Westminster City Council, the Westminster Abbey authorities, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Royal Parks Agency, the Royal Fine Art Commission and the International Council for Monuments and Sites.      (HL782)

The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask the Chairman of Committees whether there has been any increase in the estimated cost of the Old Palace Yard refurbishment project from the original estimate of £2.44 million; and what was the date of that estimate.      (HL783)

The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask the Chairman of Committees which Government Departments have expressed support for the £2.44 million Old Palace Yard refurbishment project.      (HL784)

The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the cost of retaining Price Waterhouse Coopers to assist in the recruitment of members of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.      (HL785)

The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations there were with the Convenor of the Cross-bench Peers about the appointment of Price Waterhouse Coopers to assist in the recruitment of members of the House of Lords Appointments Commission, and about their terms of reference.      (HL786)

The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there was an open tender process before Price Waterhouse Coopers were retained to assist in the recruitment of members of the House of Lords Appointments Commission; when the tender process was initiated; and how many firms applied.      (HL787)

The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in the Official Report the terms of reference under which Price Waterhouse Coopers have been retained to assist in the recruitment of members of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.      (HL788)

The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many take-offs there were from Heathrow Airport in each of the last five years; and how many were in an easterly direction.      (HL789)

The Lord Bruce of DoningtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform attendance centres.      (HL790)

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] [1st February]
    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 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

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
    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 Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 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]

THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
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 B)3.30 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

MONDAY 7TH FEBRUARY

Liaison4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)10.30 am
(Science and Society)

TUESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

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

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am

 
 
 
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