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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 14TH FEBRUARY

At half-past two o’clock

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention to introduce legislation to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords; and, if so, when.

*The Baroness Castle of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of expenditure on health care in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the Netherlands is attributable to administrative costs in each case.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has accrued to them from their share of the profits of the British Coal pension fund; and whether this should be allocated to coalfield areas as additional funding for the rehabilitation and retraining of former mineworkers.

*The Baroness Massey of Darwen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the role and responsibilities of the new Health Development Agency.

Representation of the People Bill—Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [4th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

TUESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

The Baroness Greengross

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the progress so far achieved through the Stability Pact for South-East Europe, and with the funding provided.

*The Lord Hoyle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many off-licences and supermarkets have been prosecuted over the last three years for selling alcoholic drinks to minors.

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will promote both the greater provision of sites and containers where rubbish can be deposited and the effective enforcement of existing legislation.

*The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have expressed any concern about the new Coalition Government in Austria.

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

†Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—House to be again in Committee [The Baroness Blackstone]

†‡Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2000—The Baroness Hollis of Heigham to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 31st January be approved. [8th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2000—The Baroness Hollis of Heigham to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 31st January be approved. [8th Report from the Joint Committee]

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 Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current policy on the licensing of products containing organophosphates as their active ingredient for agricultural and domestic use.

†Liaison Committee—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the First Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 27) be agreed to.

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.

THURSDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

[Prayers will have been read]

*The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to draw attention to St John’s Wort as a treatment for depression.

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any concerns about issues arising from political donations in other European Union Member States.

*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the incidence of motor accidents involving young or new drivers, they will introduce regulations for the display on vehicles of R (restricted) or P (provisional) plates for newly qualified drivers.

‡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.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Learning and Skills Bill will be concluded this day]

MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the arrangements for free visits by school children to the Millennium Dome; and from what sources these visits are subsidised.

*The Lord Swinfen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make available to the public all letters to Lords which give answers to questions put to Ministers on the floor of the House and all papers placed in the Library of the House in answer to such questions.

*The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take in the light of the court decision in Edinburgh that section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, used extensively in speeding charges, contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights.

*The Viscount Falkland—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy to introduce free admission for all to national museums and galleries.

†Financial Services and Markets Bill—Second Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†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.

TUESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

Joel Joffe, Esq., CBE

*The Earl of Sandwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to help African governments end the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

*The Lord Renton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to cover the situation which might arise if members of the Armed Forces exercise their rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 in ways which conflict with service discipline.

*The Lord Watson of Richmond—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they view United Kingdom membership of the North American Free Trade Agreement as in any way a viable alternative to United Kingdom membership of the European Union and whether they have made any investigation of such a possibility.

†Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]—Second Reading

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

[At eleven o’clock]

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the recommendation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that the right of asylum should be incorporated into the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

*The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to prevent child prostitution and to provide escape routes for those involved in it.

*The Lord Chalfont—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the rules governing the flying of the Union Flag at British embassies.

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. (Short debate)

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. (Short debate)

†Deafblind Persons Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Ashley of Stoke]

MONDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

*The Lord Jacobs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to postpone the election of the London Mayor and Assembly.

†*The Lord Desai—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the McGonnell judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to the position of the Lord Chancellor.

TUESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY

The Lord Brittan of Spennithorne

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the current rate of exchange between Sterling and the Euro has on exports of British goods.

*The Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has been a delay in their consideration of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.

*The Lord Hurd of Westwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many governors of Her Majesty’s prisons were, during 1998 and 1999, transferred to other positions after less than two years in post.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the progress of reforms introduced to remove market distortions working against coal generation.

WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH

*The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will urge the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to appoint a Special Rapporteur for human rights defenders.

†*The Lord Roberts of Conwy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to amend the Government of Wales Act in the light of the current situation in the Welsh Assembly.

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

Sir Charles Powell, KCMG

and

Sir John Birt

WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH

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

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

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To call attention to the agenda for the forthcoming Special European Council on employment in Lisbon; and to move for papers.

The Lord Dean of Harptree—To call attention to the case for a Constitutional Committee, a Human Rights Committee and a power of delay on Statutory Instruments, as recommended by the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

The Lord Puttnam—To call attention to the case for the United Kingdom remaining competitive in the wake of recent changes in the media and communication industries; and to move for papers.

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.

The Earl of Caithness—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the new rules on Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) payments will have on farmers and wildlife.

The Lord Davies of Oldham—To call attention to road safety issues in the light of the Road Safety Strategy of Her Majesty’s Government; and to move for papers.

The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To move to resolve, That this House declines to approve the draft Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) Order 2000 and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to lay a draft Order which provides that candidates are allowed one freepost delivery per household.

Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000—The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Rules, laid before the House on 8th February, be annulled (S.I. 2000/208).

PART II

MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE

[Ballot on 15th March for debate on 29th March]

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 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.

The Lord Chalfont—To call attention to the study on Changing Trends in British Television published recently by the Campaign for Quality Television; 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 on 10th February]

The Baroness Howells of St DavidsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for reviewing the legislation affecting common land and town and village greens.      (HL1009)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which national museums have reclaimed VAT on monies received from the National Lottery, and in each case how much VAT has been reclaimed; and how much VAT those national museums with projects currently underway will be entitled to reclaim.      (HL1010)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which national museums are applying, or are proposing to apply, for National Lottery grants and how much is being applied for in each case.      (HL1011)

The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money non-charging national museums have received from the National Lottery; and, if they had been able to reclaim the VAT from their respective Lottery grants, how much each non-charging museum would have be entitled to receive, and how much VAT they would have been entitled to reclaim from current ongoing projects.      (HL1012)

The Earl of ShrewsburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Prime Minister’s address to the National Farmers’ Union Annual General Meeting on 1st February and in particular his statement “I do not rule out further measures to help [the pig industry]”, they have plans to reintroduce the subsidy paid to the rendering industry for the disposal of pig offal which was withdrawn in 1998.      (HL1013)

The Earl of ShrewsburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their plans for Honest Labelling include the labelling of pigmeat and pigmeat products from European Union countries with words to the effect that “This product has not been produced in accordance with current United Kingdom animal welfare regulations”; and, if not, why not.      (HL1014)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tickets granting free admission to the Millennium Dome have been allocated during the year 2000 for use by (a) sponsors and (b) VIPs.      (HL1015)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tickets granting free admission to the Millennium Dome have been used between 31st December 1999 and 31st January 2000 by (a) sponsors and (b) VIPs.      (HL1016)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were employed by the New Millennium Experience Company on—

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of staffing the Millennium Dome site on Millennium Eve and on New Year’s Day.      (HL1018)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of staffing the Millennium Dome site between 31st December 1999 and 31st January 2000.      (HL1019)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis a £32 million loan has been granted by the Millennium Commission to the New Millennium Experience Company; and for what purpose it will be used.      (HL1020)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts were awarded by the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) to caterers to operate on the site of the Millennium Dome; what net revenue was received by the NMEC from the granting of those contracts; how many of those contracts were awarded after a process of competitive tendering; and how many of those contracts are still in force.      (HL1021)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts were awarded by the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) to (a) advertisers and (b) designers; and what is the total cost to the NMEC of those contracts to date.      (HL1022)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the contracts awarded by the New Millennium Experience Company to (a) advertisers and (b) designers were granted after a process of competitive tendering; and how many of those contracts were still in place on 31st January 2000.      (HL1023)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many designers awarded contracts by the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) have received payments from the NMEC that were (a) greater than, (b) the same as, and (c) less than the sum specified under the terms of the contract.      (HL1024)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum that has been paid by the New Millennium Experience Company in overtime payments since the commencement of the Millennium Dome project.      (HL1025)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum that has been paid by the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) in compensation since the commencement of the Millennium Dome project to contractors and designers whose employment or contracts have been terminated by the NMEC.      (HL1026)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons are held in detention under the Immigration Acts; of these how many are held pending deportation; whether as many as 6,000 persons have been detained during any recent 12-month period; how many current detainees are held in H M Prisons; and how many of those in prison were asylum-seekers, with undecided cases.      (HL1027)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they approve of proposals by local authorities, including at least one London borough, to evict a whole household when one of its members is convicted of an arrestable offence; and whether such action is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.      (HL1028)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 7th February (WA 67), what are the reasons for the continuing delay in replying substantively to the Question for Written Answer by the Lord Lester of Herne Hill of 7th December 1999 (HL 277) concerning the publication of documents on the background to the Merchant Shipping Act 1998 and regulations made under it.      (HL1029)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 3rd February (WA 54), whether it is their position that, whereas Parliament needs to be informed as an aid to parliamentary scrutiny (under section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998) whether Ministers consider pending legislation to be compatible with the Convention Rights, Parliament does not need to be similarly informed as to compatibility with European Community law; if so, what is the justification for this difference of treatment; and, if not, what is their position.      (HL1030)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that, in the light of the new procedure for the publication of updated notes on clauses (which provide an extrinsic source of statutory interpretation), the disadvantages of judicial recourse to parliamentary debates for the purpose of construing ambiguous legislation outweigh the benefits of the rule in Pepper v Hart [1993] AC 593.      (HL1031)

The Lord Baker of DorkingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 3rd February (WA 53), why non-maintained special schools which are charities and non-profit making are not eligible for the Information and Communication Technology Training for Teachers programme of the New Opportunities Fund.      (HL1032)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when local authorities which wrote to the Deputy Prime Minister about how long-term funding is to be identified for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (including Devon County Council which wrote on 17th January) can expect to receive an answer.      (HL1033)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include measures to protect Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the forthcoming Countryside Bill.      (HL1034)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the “Rethinking Construction” report of the Construction Task Force which reported to the Deputy Prime Minister in July 1998.      (HL1035)

The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring an action in the French courts in order to open up the French market to British beef; and, if not, why not.      (HL1036)

The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which bicameral democracies in Europe and North America possess a wholly or mainly non-elected second chamber.      (HL1037)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to rectify the position outlined in Note 134 from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology that the best model hearing aids “are not always available through the National Health Service”.      (HL1038)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were (a) killed, (b) wounded and (c) rendered homeless in each of Serbia and Kosova during the periods 1st November 1998 to 21st March 1999, 21st March 1999 to 10th June 1999 and since 10th June 1999 respectively.      (HL1039)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 3rd February (WA 48), whether they will list for each police force the number of recruits whom it had planned to recruit over each of the next three years from April 2000 before the grant of money from the Crime Fighting Fund was announced.      (HL1040)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention that the support to be given in schools to the institution of marriage will be confined to marriage between persons of opposite sex, or whether it will be extended to other lasting relationships between persons of the opposite or the same sex.      (HL1041)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Lord Bach on 25th November 1998 (HL Deb, col. 648), whether there are any clauses in the European Union treaties by which the Corpus Juris project might come into effect without the consent of the United Kingdom Government and Parliament; and, if so, whether they will identify those clauses.      (HL1042)

The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the decision by the European Court of Human Rights on 8th February that Mr Richard McGonnell was denied a fair trial in Guernsey because the judge presiding over his case was a member of both the legislature and the executive, they will now ensure that the Lord Chancellor steps down as head of the judiciary.      (HL1043)

The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, pursuant to the letter of 31st January from the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr Hain, to the Chairman of the Select Committee on the European Union, what is their estimate of the number of kilometres of roads and electricity transmission lines together with hectares of land which remain to be cleared of landmines and other explosive devices in Mozambique and the Zambezia Province.      (HL1044)

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]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Learning and Skills [HL] [15th February]
    Representation of the People [14th February]

Waiting for Report

    Care Standards [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
    Census (Amendment) [HL]
    Local Government [HL]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
    Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL] [15th February]

Sent to the Commons

    Armed Forces Discipline [HL]
    Nuclear Safeguards [HL]
    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]

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 African Development Fund (Eighth Replenishment) Order 1999
    Draft Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) Order 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Census Order 2000
    Draft Films (Modification of the Definition of “British Film”) Order 2000
    Draft Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2000
    Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2000
    Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2000
    Draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2000
    Draft Greater London Authority (Disqualification) 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]

TUESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
European Union (Sub-Committee A)3.00 pm
House of Lords’ Offices3.15 pm
in the Moses Room
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Union (Select Committee)4.30 pm

WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill10.30 am
Unopposed Bill Committeein the Moses Room
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.30 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am

TUESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY

Administration and Works (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

Finance and Staff (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

 
 
 
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