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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.

WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

At half-past two o’clock

The Lord Patel of Blackburn

*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.

*The Lord Brabazon of Tara—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many passengers on the Afghan flight hijacked to Stansted have applied for political asylum.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That the debate on the motion in the name of the Earl Russell set down for today shall be limited to 5 hours.

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.

†Census Order 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the particulars in italics in Schedules 2 and 3 to the draft Order laid before the House on 10th January, and the provisions of Article 6 of the draft Order in so far as they relate to those particulars, be approved. [6th Report from the Joint Committee]

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 Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether certain major defence contractors have been instructed not to submit any further accounts before the end of the financial year.

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

‡The Lord Glentoran—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the maintenance of law and order in Northern Ireland.

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]

Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2000—The Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 1st February be approved. [9th Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

*The Lord Randall of St Budeaux—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce new guidelines to discourage the promotion of homosexuality to young children.

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

Colchester Borough Council Bill [HL]—Second Reading

†Electronic Communications Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville]

†Greater London Authority (Disqualification) Order 2000—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd February be approved. [9th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) Order 2000—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd February be approved. [10th Report from the Joint Committee]

†The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish to move, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out all the words after “That” and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Order laid before it on 3rd February and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to lay an 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).

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 Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to postpone the election of the London Mayor and Assembly.

*The Lord Phillips of Sudbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are concerned about the social and economic impact of the rise in value of Internet and technology stocks.

*The Baroness Rendell of Babergh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider granting the same property rights to gay and lesbian couples in respect of exemption from inheritance tax as those now enjoyed by married couples.

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are hoping to make substantial progress towards world nuclear disarmament at the coming United Nations NPT Review Conference in New York and how they propose to avoid the procedural discussions which are reported to have nullified the recent Geneva Conference.

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.

†*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.

THURSDAY 2ND MARCH

*The Lord Ackner—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have carried out into the practice of charging conditional fees and, in particular, into whether the way in which the risk is assessed and the success fee is calculated is operating fairly.

*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.

MONDAY 6TH MARCH

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many chairs of academic medicine are now vacant, and what action they propose to take to encourage suitable candidates to come forward.

†*The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to secure the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

†The Lord Powell of Bayswater

and

The Lord 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.

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH

*The Lord Luke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the advance sales of tickets for the Millennium Dome are still adequate to ensure that the whole project will have been run at a profit by the end of the year.

†*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take in the light of the Waterhouse report on the abuse of children in care.

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 Tanlaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why senior officials of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) have refused to make on time the back payment necessary to enable British astronomers to use the European Southern Observatory.

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 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 15th February, or unanswered after 21 days]

20th January

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is still the practice to extract pituitary glycoproteins from the glands of slaughtered sheep and pigs in the United Kingdom; and, if so, by what means the animals are slaughtered and under what conditions the extracts are recovered.      (HL679)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any controls on veterinary or medical researchers, or other individuals, obtaining tissue extracts or other materials from licensed slaughterhouses in the United Kingdom.      (HL680)

24th January

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)

15th February

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Lord Bach on 25th November 1999 (HL Deb, col. 648), whether there are any clauses in the European Union treaties which might allow the Corpus Juris project to come into effect by majority voting; and, if so, whether they will identify those clauses.      (HL1042)

The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their recent pledge to put maternity services at the heart of Government policy, what steps they plan to take to analyse the lack of midwifery involvement in decisions affecting midwives taken at local levels.      (HL1073)

The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the written and oral evidence presented to the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords is to be published in written form; and, if not, whether this decision was taken by the Royal Commission itself with, or without, the Government’s approval.      (HL1074)

The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask the Chairman of Committees how many Lords are serving on the European Union Committee and its Sub-Committees; and how many of them belong, respectively, to the Conservative, Labour and Liberal parties and how many are Cross-Benchers.      (HL1075)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the response they receive from the Chairman of the New Millennium Experience Company to their request for a written account of the circumstances surrounding the replacement by M. Pierre-Yves Gerbeau.      (HL1076)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the new European guidance on the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) of the Common Agricultural Policy, in cases where field boundaries do not exceed two metres the Ordnance Survey acres will continue to be allowed for the Arable Area Payments Scheme; and whether in cases where field boundaries do exceed two metres, it is the excess over two metres or the whole width of the boundary which has to be excluded from the claimed area; and, if the latter, why fields with wider boundaries are not to be allowed the new standard of two metres under customary agricultural practice.      (HL1077)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) of the Common Agricultural Policy, in cases where the width of the boundary between two fields exceeds two metres but does not exceed four metres the two metre distance is allowed for each field, or whether, where the boundary consists of a hedge and ditch and the field boundary under customary agricultural practice is regarded as the root of the hedge, the whole width of the boundary between the two fields has to be deducted from the cropped area of the field bordered by the ditch.      (HL1078)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government in which European Union countries, for the purpose of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) of the Common Agricultural Policy, accurate field areas are supplied by national governments to farmers; in which countries farmers are expected to engage surveyors at their own expense to measure field area; and whether they believe that the practice should be uniform within the European Union or whether it should differ under the concept of subsidiarity of the Maastricht Treaty.      (HL1079)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date they will send out the guidance notes for the harvest in the year 2000 on the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) of the Common Agricultural Policy.      (HL1080)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the delegation by the Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to an official of his Department, for the issue of authorisation notices for enforcement of the Environmental Protection (Restrictions on the use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations (S.I. 1999/2170), which allow for the entry of authorised persons to private premises, applies only to the Environment Agency or English Nature or whether that official is now legally entitled to authorise any person or organisation to enter private premises under this legislation.      (HL1081)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask the Chairman of Committees whether the terms of the public advertisement and the procedure for the post of Legal Adviser to the proposed Joint Select Committee on Human Rights have been approved by the House of Lords.      (HL1082)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask the Leader of the House how the proposed terms of reference of the Joint Committee on Human Rights will be approved.      (HL1083)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the known toxicological effects of epichlorohydrin on the central nervous system, mitochondria, kidneys and liver; and what are its known mutagenic and carcinogenic properties and the effects upon humans of acute and chronic exposure.      (HL1084)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl Howe on 1st March 1993 (WA 31-32), whether the stabiliser (Swiss Priority Patent 348284 dated 30th November 1956) was epichlorohydrin; and, if so, what was its action in relation to diazinon sheep dips.      (HL1085)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date in 1993 Ciba Geigy withdrew epichlorohydrin from its formulations of Top Clip Gold Shield sheep dip; whether the Veterinary Products Committee was advised of this change to the formulation; and whether they were aware of the reasons for the withdrawal.      (HL1086)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the stabiliser epichlorohydrin is, or has ever been, used in any other products containing diazinon; and, if so, which.      (HL1087)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether epichlorohydrin is currently in use in any industrial processes; and whether it is to be found as part of the formulation of, or as a residue in, any consumer products.      (HL1088)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any other chemicals are used as stabilisers to prevent the development of TEPP and SULPHOTEPP in products containing diazinon as their active ingredient; and, if so, what they are.      (HL1089)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Baroness Hayman on 17th June 1999 (HL Deb, col. 446), what progress has been made to include cochlear implant services in the list of National Health Service specialised services.      (HL1090)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Baroness Hayman on 17th June 1999 (HL Deb, col. 447), when and in what form the first annual reports, to be published locally on the new regional specialised commissioning arrangements, will be made public; and what guidance has been given to commissioning bodies about what details the reports should contain.      (HL1091)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Baroness Hayman on 17th June 1999 (HL Deb, col. 447) that users should be “involved in the development of the new arrangements and have confidence in them”, what are the arrangements to ensure potential and actual users of cochlear implant services and specialist mental health services for deaf people are consulted.      (HL1092)

The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in the Official Report a table stating which Government Departments have used Electoral Reform Ballot Services in each of the past six years; and what was the cost in each case.      (HL1093)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the FV430 range of armoured personnel carriers was first developed in its current form.      (HL1094)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the FV432 armoured ambulance can be penetrated by a .50" AP machine gun or sniper round.      (HL1095)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government for how much longer the FV430 range of armoured personnel carriers will remain in service.      (HL1096)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the maximum road speed of the FV432 armoured ambulance; and how this compares with the CVR(T) and the Warrior ranges of light armoured vehicles.      (HL1097)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the mean distance between engine power pack failures for the FV430 range of armoured personnel carriers.      (HL1098)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what type of radio is fitted to the FV432 armoured ambulance; and what is its maximum reliable range when mobile.      (HL1099)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for making the best possible use of the 700 or so available places in Category D (open) prisons; and in particular whether they are considering women’s wings, or complete conversion of some prisons to female use.      (HL1100)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for H M Prison Armley following an adverse report from the Board of Visitors.      (HL1101)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed increase of 60 per cent in the maximum levy chargeable by the Milk Development Council is justifiable in the present state of farming; and whether they will ask the National Audit Office to examine the finances of the Council.      (HL1102)

The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce statutory regulation of estate agents.      (HL1103)

The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 15th February, whether rough sleeping is permitted (a) outside No. 10 Downing Street or (b) along Victoria Street, SW1.      (HL1104)

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] [17th February]

Waiting for Report

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

Waiting for Third Reading

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]

Sent to the Commons

    Armed Forces Discipline [HL]
    Nuclear Safeguards [HL]
    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
    Parliamentary Commissioner (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 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Further Subscription to Capital Stock) Order 1999
    Draft African Development Fund (Eighth Replenishment) Order 1999
    Draft Milk Development Council (Amendment) 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 (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
    Draft Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) 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]

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

TUESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am

TUESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY

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

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH

House of Lords’ Offices4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL

Procedure of the House4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

 
 
 
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