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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 1ST MARCH

At half-past two o’clock

*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 Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer has had talks with the Governor of the Bank of England, or with members of the Monetary Policy Committee, about policy on Bank of England intervention in the markets to reduce the current high level of sterling.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Elton set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of the Lord Walker of Worcester to 1½ hours.

†Electronic Communications Bill—The Lord Sainsbury of Turville to move, That the order of commitment of 22nd February be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

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 Walker of Worcester—To call attention to the hospice movement and its role and contribution to the health service; 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.

†*The Baroness Carnegy of Lour—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any approaches from the Scottish Executive to cover the increased costs of the proposed Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.

Local Government Bill [HL]—Further consideration on Report [The Lord Whitty]

[The Lord Bach intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.]

‡Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st February be approved. [11th Report from the Joint Committee]

‡Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) Regulations 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st February be approved. [11th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Funding Code—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Code laid before the House on 28th February be approved.

‡Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 21st February be approved. [11th Report from the Joint Committee]

FRIDAY 3RD MARCH

[At eleven o’clock]

Census (Amendment) Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Weatherill]

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).

Films (Modification of the Definition of “British Film”) Order 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 18th January be approved. [7th Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

†Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

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

†Greater London Authority Elections (Expenses) Order 2000—The Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 28th February be approved. [11th Report from the Joint Committee]

Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 2000—The Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 28th February be approved. [11th Report from the Joint Committee]

†The Lord Tanlaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to allow expeditious participation in the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

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, “Nicotine Addiction in Britain”, that nicotine replacement therapy should be improved and made available on prescription through the National Health Service.

*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend race relations legislation so as to outlaw discrimination on grounds of religion.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what restrictions apply to the provision by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of names and addresses of licence holders to unofficial enquirers.

The Baroness Jay of Paddington—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords A House for the Future (Cm 4534).

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 Baroness Young—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to respond to the report from the National Audit Office which suggests that 5,000 patients a year are killed by infections in hospital.

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.

Cheques (Scotland) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Viscount Younger of Leckie]

THURSDAY 9TH MARCH

†[Prayers will have been read]

*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.

*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made a decision about the future management of Apsley House and the Wellington Museum.

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the European beaver to be introduced into the United Kingdom during the next three years.

†Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

MONDAY 13TH MARCH

*The Lord Kimball—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will reconvene the lead shot working group to assess the effectiveness of the Environmental Protection (Restriction on the Use of Lead Shot) (England) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2170), as announced on 9th November 1999.

†*The Lord Brabazon of Tara—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to support the British airline GO in its complaint to the European Commission of alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Lufthansa on the London-Munich route.

†*The Lord Goodhart—To ask Her Majesty’s Government from what organisations responses have been received to the consultation paper on Civil Court Fees issued by the Court Service in January 2000.

†*The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy with respect to recent developments in Sudan.

†Procedure of the House—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the First Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 25) be agreed to.

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.

*The Lord Geraint—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the present state of the dairy industry in Britain is satisfactory.

*The Lord Taylor of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what stage they have reached in the consultation procedure regarding the proposal for centralising the appointments of magistrates and the administration of justice for Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

WEDNESDAY 15TH MARCH

*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that those patients currently receiving beneficial National Health Service treatments or drug therapies will not be disadvantaged when discriminatory postcode prescribing is abolished.

†*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they reconcile their Private Finance Initiative hospital building programme with the recent findings of the National Beds Inquiry.

†*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a statutory hotel registration scheme.

THURSDAY 16TH MARCH

†*The Lord Cope of Berkeley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected cost of the new team of press officers being set up to respond to news stories involving the Home Office.

TUESDAY 21ST MARCH

*The Earl of Northesk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their tax policies are redistributive.

†*The Lord Boardman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what percentage the Euro has depreciated against Sterling since its introduction and what is the effect of this upon the British economy.

WEDNESDAY 22ND MARCH

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they envisage as the roles of the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union in the scrutiny and accountability of the emerging European Security and Defence Initiative.

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 Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider adopting the Tobin Tax Initiative to enable the maintenance of a comprehensive welfare state.

The Lord Selsdon—To call attention to the political situation in Austria and in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe; and to move for papers.

The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their long term objectives are for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency as part of the development of the United Kingdom’s knowledge-based economy.

†The Lord Blackwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policy criteria they would apply before directing the Bank of England to intervene in foreign exchange markets, and what are the criteria and the budget provision under which the Bank of England may use its discretionary power to intervene in foreign exchange markets.

†The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they see as the future of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in the light of American and other proposals for the National Missile Defence System.

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.

The Baroness Masham of Ilton—To call attention to the implementation by National Health Service Trusts of Government guidelines on infection control in hospitals; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Carnegy of Lour—To call attention to the effect of the media on devolution; and to move for papers.

The Lord Borrie—To call attention to the economic and social effects of globalisation and its impact on fair competition, employment conditions and the environment; and to move for papers.

†The Lord Hardy of Wath—To call attention to the case for maintaining the existing role of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union within the political structure concerned with European security and defence; 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 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]

†The Lord Hope of Craighead—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Reforming EC Competition Procedures (4th Report, HL Paper 33). [29th February]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 29th February, or unanswered after 21 days]

8th February

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many dwellings owned by Government Departments and other public agencies were vacant during the years 1997, 1998 and 1999 respectively.      (HL956)

29th February

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Police Service Radio Communications Project.      (HL1282)

The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which specific scientific papers led the Prime Minister to say that there is cause for legitimate public concern about genetically modified food.      (HL1283)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the sharing of cells by prisoners segregated either for their own protection or for reasons of good order and discipline; and how many prisoners are sharing cells in segregation units, in what prisons.      (HL1284)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government in what prisons the Kainos Community is allowed to operate, under what contractual or other arrangements and at what cost to the Prison Service; whether they intend to measure the recidivism rates of prisoners who have been through courses run by the Kainos Community; and, if so, with what control groups such prisoners will be compared.      (HL1285)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Country Assessment Unit of the Home Office has studied the reports of the Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups of the United Nations Human Rights Commission; and which Country Assessments have been amended so far in the light of this information.      (HL1286)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child support cases of reduced benefit direction went to appeal in 1999; and how many appeals were won.      (HL1287)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they undertake ethnic monitoring of families subject to child support reduced benefit directions; and, if so, what is the ethnic composition of those families.      (HL1288)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that there would be a reduction in levels of child poverty if all child support reduced benefit directions were not implemented until confirmed by an appeal tribunal.      (HL1289)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local co-ordinators have been appointed to implement the policy set out in the Social Exclusion Unit’s teenage pregnancy report; and what training or guidance they will receive.      (HL1290)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have invited organisations to apply for funding to provide care and support homes for teenage mothers; what guidelines have been issued to these organisations; and how many applications have been received and from whom.      (HL1291)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many comments have been received about the proposal contained in Fairer, Faster and Firmer for a bond scheme for visitors to the United Kingdom; how many responses have been received to the consultation document Financial Bonds for Visitors; and, of both of these, how many have supported the proposal and how many have opposed it.      (HL1292)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of applicants for visitors’ visas in the last twelve months have involved the difficult decisions referred to in Fairer, Faster and Firmer, such that the applicant would therefore be required to put forward a financial bond.      (HL1293)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in a full year they expect to be deterred from visiting the United Kingdom as a result of the scheme to require financial bonds from certain visitors; and how many people they expect to be able to visit the United Kingdom, a bond having been supplied, who would not otherwise have been given a visa.      (HL1294)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will use to determine whether the financial bond scheme proposed in Fairer, Faster and Firmer is discriminatory; and what process will be used to assess whether those criteria have been met.      (HL1295)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which Embassies or High Commissions are likely to be included in the proposed pilot scheme envisaged in the consultation document Financial Bonds for Visitors.      (HL1296)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose rationalisation of responsibilities in Kosova, at present divided between UNMIK, KFOR, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Transitional Administrative Council.      (HL1297)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will use their best efforts to restore production at the Trepca mine in northern Kosova, with part of the revenue being used for the benefit of Kosova as a whole.      (HL1298)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a full postal service has been restored both within Kosova, and to and from the rest of the world; and, if not, when it will be.      (HL1299)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UNMIK is now in a position to issue travel documents to inhabitants of Kosova, who need to travel outside their country; and, if not, whether they will ask for this matter to be expedited.      (HL1300)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the proposals from the Balkan Action Council of Washington DC, dated 22nd December 1999, for improving the electoral law of Bosnia-Herzegovina.      (HL1301)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations on behalf of up to 2,000 Albanians, including Dr Flora Brovina and Mr Albin Kurti, currently held in Serbian prisons, many without charge; and in particular whether they will seek access for the International Committee of the Red Cross.      (HL1302)

The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in cleaning up the River Don in South Yorkshire from the effects of polluted mine water; whether any fresh breakouts of mine water are causing the Environment Agency concern; and in particular what steps are being taken by the Agency to tackle the recurring pollution in Cranberry Holes Brook and its threat to the fish in the River Don.      (HL1303)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of this year’s portion of the additional £700 million allocated for mental health services has gone to adult mental health services; and on which specific areas it has been spent.      (HL1304)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the additional £700 million allocated for mental health services has been allocated to implementing the new National Service Framework; how much has been allocated for the current year; and whether the amount allocated to the implementation of National Service Frameworks is ring-fenced.      (HL1305)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Baroness Hayman on 22nd February (WA 28) and 28th February (WA 52), and the Written Answer by the Earl Howe on 1st March 1993 (WA 31-32), in which other diazinon-based sheep dips epichlorohydrin was used as a stabiliser; and when it was removed from these formulations.      (HL1306)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the recommended period of time between dipping sheep in organophosphate or synthetic pyrethroid sheep dips and “crutching” of the animals by professional shearers prior to slaughter.      (HL1307)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year since 1990, how many asylum seekers from each of Turkey, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Ghana, Nigeria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Romania were refused asylum and exceptional leave to remain after full consideration; how many were refused under paragraph 340 of the Immigration Rules; how many were refused on safe third country grounds; and how many were removed from the United Kingdom.      (HL1308)

The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent United Kingdom taxpayers will be expected to pay for the difference between the original estimate and the total final cost of the proposed new Scottish Parliament buildings at Holyrood, Edinburgh, including site preparations and fees.      (HL1309)

The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they share the reported doubts of other NATO countries as to the legality of the proposed United States National Missile Defence System.      (HL1310)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Referred to the Examiners

    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL]

Committed to a Select Committee

    Colchester Borough Council [HL]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Financial Services and Markets
    Electronic Communications
    Deafblind Persons [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Care Standards [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL] [6th March]
    Census (Amendment) [HL] [3rd March]
    Local Government [HL] [2nd March]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL] [9th March]
    Learning and Skills [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL] [6th March]
    Representation of the People [6th March]

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]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000
    Draft Energy from Waste Plants (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000
    Draft Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Railways (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Gas Industry (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Water Undertakers (Rateable Values) (England) Order 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 Milk Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000
    Draft Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2000
    Draft Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) Regulations 2000
    Draft Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2000
    Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Penalties) Regulations 2000
    Draft Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 2000
    Draft Funding Code
    Draft Greater London Authority Elections (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 1ST MARCH

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.30 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.15 pm

THURSDAY 2ND MARCH

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 7TH MARCH

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Ecclesiastical Committee4.00 pm
(Churchwardens Measure
Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions Measure))
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
Finance and Staff (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH

European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am

MONDAY 13TH MARCH

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)3.30 pm
(Aircraft Cabin Environment)

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH

House of Lords’ Offices4.15 pm

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL

Procedure of the House4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

 
 
 
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