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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 21ST FEBRUARY

At half-past two o’clock

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

*The Lord Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers were sent home by the Government in 1999 and whether the statistics quoted by Lord Rotherwick on 8th February (HL Deb, cols. 512-3) were “fictional”.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with tomorrow to allow the motion for an Humble Address to be taken before the Second Reading of the Electronic Communications Bill.

House of Lords’ Offices—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 32) be agreed to.

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

The Lord Joffe

*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

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”.

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

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]

†[Prayers will have been read]

*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.

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill—Third Reading

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

†‡The Baroness Gould of Potternewton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the level of health care for people with epilepsy.

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.

†Representation of the People Bill—Report [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

†‡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.

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.

†The Lord Elton—To call attention to the case for policies towards asylum seekers that are both effective and humane; 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.

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.

*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.

†[It is expected that the Report stage of the Local Government Bill will be concluded this day]

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.

†*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their response to the Report of the Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group, how they propose to prevent widespread closure of small and medium sized abattoirs and cutting plants, and give confidence to their owners and to the wider farming community.

†*The Lord Borrie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when their proposals to restrict Ministerial involvement in merger cases, as announced in August 1999, will be implemented.

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

The Lord Powell of Bayswater

and

The Lord Birt

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present situation regarding the payment to miners suffering from lung diseases as a result of their employment in the coal mining industry.

†*The Lord Rea—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in response to the recommendation in the Royal College of Physicians report on nicotine addiction that nicotine replacement therapy should be made available on prescription through the National Health Service.

†*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will redefine “ethnic origin” in race relations legislation to cover Muslims.

WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH

*The Baroness Seccombe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they are giving to the institution of marriage.

†*The Baroness Blatch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures for the total number of police officers in England and Wales; and whether these figures represent an increase or reduction in the total number of police officers in England and Wales since March 1997.

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.

THURSDAY 9TH MARCH

†*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the promotion of inward investment does not disadvantage the growth prospects of British-owned companies.

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 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 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 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 what steps they are taking to allow expeditious participation in the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

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.

†The Viscount Waverley—To call attention to the situation regarding Iraq; 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 on 17th February]

The Lord FilkinTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any changes in the composition of the United Kingdom Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the Western European Union.      (HL1134)

The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the findings of the Women’s Unit’s research into women’s incomes over their lifetime which was commissioned in Spring 1999.      (HL1135)

The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the achievements thus far of the “no smoking in licensed premises” research project conducted by the South Staffordshire Health Authority; and whether they will (a) continue funding the project after 31 March; and (b) extend it to other parts of the country.      (HL1136)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why there are no ticket concessions for disabled visitors to the Millennium Dome unless they are accompanied by carers.      (HL1137)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in response to the publication in the Appraisal of Annual Library Plans 1999 of a list of 10 authorities (Hackney, Haringey, Dudley, Sefton, Bracknell Forest, Poole, Thurrock, West Berkshire, Dorset, Warwickshire) whose plan assessments are graded as “poor”.      (HL1138)

The Earl PeelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the additional funds recently arranged by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for increased spending on the Countryside Stewardship Scheme will result in a wider targeting of the scheme nationally or simply an increase within the present target areas.      (HL1139)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports have been made by consultants and auditors about financial mismanagement and irregularities at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and what action the United Kingdom is taking, as a major contributor, to ensure that management controls and auditing of UNHCR spending are improved.      (HL1140)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any communication from the Russian Government, or any independent information, about the condition of the oil wells in Chechnya.      (HL1141)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, to their knowledge, either the Russian Government or the local authorities in Chechnya have asked for any outside assistance with the handling of the oil wells or oil pipelines in Chechnya.      (HL1142)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make aid to Chechnya conditional upon inspection of the oil wells and pipelines in that country.      (HL1143)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths and how many serious adverse reactions there have been from unlicensed herbal medicines, homeopathic medicines and vitamin and mineral supplements; and how these figures compare with deaths and serious adverse reactions to licensed pharmaceutical medicines since 1990.      (HL1144)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham (HL Deb, 16th February, col. 1301) that “75 per cent of the illnesses of the children of lone parents are respiratory related and correlated with their parents’ smoking”, what is the correlation with exposure to moulds and fungi, dust, poor nutrition, stress and lack of sleep in this group of children.      (HL1145)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which pilot schemes have been approved for the May 2000 local elections.      (HL1146)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the meaning of (a) racism and (b) xenophobia in Article 29 (formerly Article K1) of the Treaty of Amsterdam.      (HL1147)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Ministers have expressed sympathy, support or understanding for the communist regimes in China, North Korea or the former Soviet Union.      (HL1148)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government for how long after they leave office the diplomatic immunity of European Commissioners lasts; in respect of which territories such immunity operates; and in respect of which alleged offences.      (HL1149)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the Strategic Communications Unit has editorial control of the 10 Downing Street web-site.      (HL1150)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 17th February, what “various reasons” other than “the improvements to the No 10 web-site” account for the 35 per cent increase in the running costs of the Strategic Communications Unit.      (HL1151)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Strategic Communications Unit’s annual running costs can be attributed to the input to the Unit by special advisers.      (HL1152)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments made by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 16th February (HL Deb, col. 1220), whether the Strategic Communications Unit is bound by the same guidelines that apply to the Government Information and Communications Service.      (HL1153)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the Strategic Communications Unit, in common with the Government Information and Communications Service, is an “effective and honourable part of the Civil Service” (HL Deb, 16th February, col. 1220).      (HL1154)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Strategic Communications Unit has in respect of the dissemination of Government information; and how that role complements the work of the Government Information and Communications Service.      (HL1155)

The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the use of project food aid as a means of poverty alleviation; and, if not, what is the status of this form of aid.      (HL1156)

The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the recent cyclone in Orissa; in what form; and with the help of which United Kingdom and Indian non-governmental organisations.      (HL1157)

The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what independent forecast they have made of the shortfall in staple foods in Ethiopia this year.      (HL1158)

The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the number of Afghan passengers who returned home after the recent hi-jack corresponded with the estimated number who left Afghanistan against their will.      (HL1159)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why representatives of the main Churches in Northern Ireland and representatives of other world faiths were not included in the curriculum review by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment in the Province despite the spiritual and ethical considerations involved.      (HL1160)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether representatives of the Churches will be consulted by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment in Northern Ireland in the process of curriculum review thus ensuring that the Government commitment to the creation of a fully inclusive society is honoured.      (HL1161)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Patten Report on policing in Northern Ireland, they will review the scales of compensation and support paid to widows and families of Royal Ulster Constabulary officers killed on active service.      (HL1162)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people applied for asylum in Northern Ireland in 1999; and how many were granted that status.      (HL1163)

The Lord EamesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to seek the provision of suitable accommodation for those seeking asylum in Northern Ireland who are at present detained in Magilligan or Maghaberry Prisons.      (HL1164)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]

Waiting for Second Reading


Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Care Standards [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
    Census (Amendment) [HL]
    Local Government [HL] [28th February]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    Representation of the People [29th February]
    Learning and Skills [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
    Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) [28th February]

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
    Draft Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    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]

MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

TUESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.30 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

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

WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am

THURSDAY 2ND MARCH

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

Ecclesiastical Committee4.00 pm
(Churchwardens Measure
Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions Measure))
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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