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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

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

THURSDAY 2ND MARCH

At three o’clock

*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.

†Learning and Skills Bill [HL]The Baroness Blackstone to move, That the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 to 19

Schedule 2

Clauses 20 to 26

Schedule 3

Clauses 27 to 30

Schedule 4

Clauses 31 to 46

Schedule 5

Clauses 47 to 50

Schedule 6

Clauses 51 to 101

Schedule 7

Clauses 102 to 116

Schedule 8

Clause 117

Schedule 9

Clauses 118 to 119

Schedule 10

Clauses 120 to 122.

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 react to breaking news stories involving the Home Office.

†*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their attitude to the proposal by the European Commission that some members of the European Parliament should be elected on European lists, presented to all voters throughout the European Union.

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.

†*The Lord Hooson—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits accrue to the people of Iraq from United Nations sanctions; and whether they will take steps to get the sanctions lifted.

†*The Lord Fraser of Carmyllie—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the outcome to date of their auction of United Kingdom gold reserves is satisfactory.

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.

†The Lord Ahmed—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will modernise the working practices of H M Coroner Service to meet the needs of a multi-faith Britain.

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 1st March, 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)

1st March

The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will announce their findings on the claims for political asylum made by some passengers on the aeroplane recently hijacked to Stansted airport.      (HL1312)

The Lord OrmeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in developing a road safety strategy.      (HL1313)

The Lord OrmeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to revise motorcycle licensing rules following the safer motorcycling consultation exercise undertaken by the Driving Standards Agency last year.      (HL1314)

The Baroness Young of Old SconeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for taking forward work on the modernisation of public services.      (HL1315)

The Baroness GaleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make a further announcement on the case of Senator Pinochet.      (HL1316)

The Baroness GaleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have signed the Council of Europe Charter on Regional and Minority Languages.      (HL1317)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vehicles owned by the National Army Museum are displayed at the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley.      (HL1318)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the vehicles owned by the National Army Museum but displayed at the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley are of national historical significance.      (HL1319)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley.      (HL1320)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who is the chairman of the Council of the National Army Museum.      (HL1321)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency plans are in place for storing and displaying vehicles belonging to the National Army Museum should the Museum of Army Transport at Beverley close; and what the cost would be of implementing the plans.      (HL1322)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what facilities are operated or supported by the National Army Museum north of Watford.      (HL1323)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the contract for a mobile telephone network in Kosova was properly awarded; and whether the network will be compatible with those in neighbouring countries.      (HL1324)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the salary levels and expenses enjoyed by UNMIK personnel are appropriate.      (HL1325)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to identify and arrest those responsible for—

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have evidence that Serbian State security forces have been fomenting disorder and intransigence in Kosovska Mitrovica; and, if so, what is their response and that of UNMIK and KFOR.      (HL1327)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise issues concerning the reported killing of non-combatants, torture and rape, by Russian armed forces and police in and near Chechnya, at the session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, starting on 20th March.      (HL1328)

The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government—

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they received the report on the schemes which provide wheelchairs under the National Health Service; whether they will now summarise its findings; and when they will publish the report.      (HL1330)

The Lord StewartbyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Staff Officers’ Handbook, Army Code 71038 issue 1 of July 1999, is a classified document; and, if not, why not.      (HL1331)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are giving consideration, under Article 2 of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to the institution of genocide charges against the Burmese military leadership.      (HL1332)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have received a letter from Mrs Diana Mawdsley concerning the captivity of her son, James, in Burma; and when they anticipate acknowledging and replying to this correspondence.      (HL1333)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) whether they have obtained a transcript of James Mawdsley’s trial in Burma; (b) whether they have obtained details of who was present at the trial; (c) whether the Burmese authorities have agreed to an appeal being held in public; and (d) what arrangements will be made to ensure that James Mawdsley is properly represented at an appeal.      (HL1334)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present level of the Department for International Development establishment at the British Embassy in Beijing; how many are employed on a permanent basis or on contract; what are their terms of reference; and what was the comparable number of personnel five years ago.      (HL1335)

The Lord Fraser of CarmyllieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is considered necessary or desirable to seek variation of the terms of the Trust for Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, now that it is being used exclusively as the residence for the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament.      (HL1336)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which British non-governmental organisations and foreign non-governmental organisations based in Britain are active in Sudan.      (HL1337)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which British and foreign non-governmental organisations, which are active in Sudan, received funding directly or indirectly from the British Government in the fiscal years 1997-98 and 1998-99; and whether they will provide details of the funding received by each organisation.      (HL1338)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to relieve Sudan’s debts to Britain.      (HL1339)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the November 1999 political and peace agreement signed between Sadiq al-Mahdi’s Umma party and the government of Sudan.      (HL1340)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the friendship and cooperation agreements recently reached between Sudan, Eritrea and Uganda; and what they are doing to support these agreements.      (HL1341)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any non-governmental organisation has been directly involved in supplying and transporting arms and ammunition, including anti-aircraft weapons and landmines, to combatants in the civil war in Sudan.      (HL1342)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any mechanism exists to enable the people of Wales to require the Government to hold a referendum to decide whether the Welsh Assembly should continue; and, if not, whether they will introduce legislation to provide such a mechanism.      (HL1343)

The Baroness FookesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have agreed to the pilot scheme on early voting put forward by Plymouth City Council under the terms of the Representation of the People Bill, including the proposal for identification of all voters by the production of poll cards.      (HL1344)

The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what the increased Ethnic Minority and Traveller Educational Achievement Grant will be spent on; and what targets have been set for 2000-01.      (HL1345)

The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what the outcome measures for the success of the ten United Kingdom Territorial Employment Pacts agreed at the Dublin European Council are in relation to ethnic minority targets; and how far they have been achieved.      (HL1346)

The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage best practice in ethnic monitoring among private sector employers.      (HL1347)

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 Grand Committee

    Electronic Communications

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
    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
    Draft Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2000
    Draft Official Listing of Securities (Change of Competent Authority) Regulations 2000
    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 2000
    Draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to Social Security) 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]

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

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

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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