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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 8TH MARCH

At half-past two o’clock

*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 Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Mozambique disaster, the coordination of the emergency response to disasters within Government is satisfactory.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Bramall set down for today shall be limited to 2½ hours and that in the name of the Lord Palmer to 4 hours.

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.

†*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have with regard to the regulation of utilities.

Local Government Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Whitty]

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

†ROYAL ASSENT

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.

Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—Report [The Baroness Blackstone]

‡The Lord Davies of Oldham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote their Road Safety Strategy.

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.

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

In the Moses Room

At 3.30 pm

Electronic Communications Bill—Grand Committee [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville] [5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

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.

The Baroness Whitaker—To call attention to the role of education in developing countries; and to move for papers.

The Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall—To call attention to the case for promoting access to, and education and training in, the performing arts; and to move for papers.

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their objectives for the forthcoming Lisbon Special European Council.

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.

*The Lord Tombs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the consultation paper on Nuclear Waste which was promised in their response to the report of the Select Committee on Science and Technology on Management of Nuclear Waste (3rd Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 41).

Financial Services and Markets Bill—Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey] [7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

FRIDAY 17TH MARCH

†[At eleven o’clock]

European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Pearson of Rannoch]

Copyright and Trade Marks Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord McNally]

MONDAY 20TH MARCH

*The Lord Higgins—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect that all those entitled to Winter Fuel Payments will have received them.

*The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what machinery has been established by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe to assess its experience in reconstructing civil society in Kosovo, and to reform and reduce the bureaucratic delays that have damaged its effectiveness.

*The Lord Razzall—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent events at British Nuclear Fuels Limited, what is their policy regarding the future of the Thorp and Mox plants at Sellafield.

*The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to eradicate feral cats from Ascension Island in pursuance of their obligation under the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity.

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.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take action in relation to the rising price of oil.

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require all those whose operations have the effect of denying or partially denying use of the highway to normal traffic to exhibit at the site notices stating who they are, what is the purpose of the work they are undertaking and for how long it will continue.

THURSDAY 23RD MARCH

*The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the implications for public policy of the Uff Report into the 1997 rail accident at Southall.

*The Lord Allen of Abbeydale—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are now in prison in England and Wales; and how many are likely to be there in twelve months’ time.

†*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to save the British pig farming industry.

MONDAY 27TH MARCH

†*The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure the success of the forthcoming United Nations Millennium NGO Forum.

†*The Viscount Astor—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring forward a revised Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) Order to comply with the Press Complaints Commission’s revised code.

TUESDAY 28TH MARCH

†*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the future of the British steel industry.

WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH

*The Lord Hurd of Westwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government for how long they intend to refuse to meet Austrian Ministers.

†*The Lord Wade of Chorlton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the joint United Kingdom/French Synchroton Diamond Project will be sited at the Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, or the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford.

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL

*The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress in development and sales is being made with the Eurofighter.

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 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 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.

The Lord Luke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the teaching of British history in schools is satisfactory.

The Earl of Sandwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they are making to the continuing conflict in central Africa.

†The Baroness Whitaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of personal assistance support for disabled people of working age in order to further the Government’s policies for independent living, welfare to work and the prevention of social exclusion.

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.

The Lord Dean of Harptree—To call attention to the case for 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 Alton of Liverpool—To call attention to the role of an International Criminal Court in bringing to justice those responsible for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity; 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 7th 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)

10th February

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

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

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

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

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

14th February

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many C170 large aircraft will be leased or purchased from the United States for United Kingdom strategic lift capability; and when they will be in service.      (HL1067)

15th February

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

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

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

7th March

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister is content with recent press coverage of health and other issues.      (HL1435)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister’s chief press secretary has, in any official capacity, expressed an opinion, on behalf of the Prime Minister or of the Government as a whole, on recent press coverage of health and other issues; and, if so, what that opinion is.      (HL1436)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their assessment of recent press coverage of health and other issues, they are satisfied with the performance of the Strategic Communications Unit; whether they consider that the Unit’s projected cost of £839,440 for the current year represents value for money; and whether they intend to review its activities.      (HL1437)

The Earl of CourtownTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recently-released viewing figures for the BBC Wales programme, The Point, represent an endorsement of their devolutionary settlement for Wales.      (HL1438)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to complete their current review of sexual offences; how they will publish their views; and whether they intend to enhance the legal protection available for children against sexual exploitation.      (HL1439)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards remitting Government external debt and re-scheduling commercial debt in (a) Mozambique and (b) Ecuador; and when they expect payment of (a) interest and (b) capital on Government debt to be cancelled in each case.      (HL1440)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they or UNMIK have received from the Bar Human Rights Committee about justice in Kosova.      (HL1441)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Convention on Human Rights applies in Kosova; and whether they will seek to ensure that its provisions concerning the fairness of trials will be upheld in that territory.      (HL1442)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the proposed composition of the Kosovo Court for War Crimes and Ethnically Motivated Crimes.      (HL1443)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards the creation of a sufficiently large and well-trained police service in Kosova.      (HL1444)

The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number of asylum seekers who are living in Kent who are awaiting decisions on applications.      (HL1445)

The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number of asylum seekers who are living in Kent who are awaiting appeals on decisions concerning heir applications for asylum.      (HL1446)

The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what how many people living in Kent have been given asylum.      (HL1447)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what concessions will be given in regard to the imposition of the Climate Change Levy upon electricity generated by combined heat and power stations.      (HL1448)

The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will exempt all electricity generated from combined heat and power (CHP) plant of good quality from the Climate Change Levy in line with their stated intention to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, by treating sales of electricity from CHPs in the same way as electricity generated by renewable means.      (HL1449)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of those who are unemployed and receiving benefit have convictions for standard list offences; and what estimate the Government have made of the extent to which the fact of those convictions prevents them from finding work.      (HL1450)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ban smoking in areas where food for the general public is prepared and consumed commercially.      (HL1451)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the humanitarian and developmental priorities of European Union aid to North and South Sudan; and what political conditionality is being applied.      (HL1452)

The Lord GoodhartTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the median period between (a) the publication of a Law Commission Report containing recommendations for legislative reform; (b) the Government’s acceptance or rejection of its recommendations for legislative reform; and (c) the enactment of those accepted legislative reforms.      (HL1453)

The Lord GoodhartTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Law Commission reports recommending legislative reform, which have been accepted in whole or in part, are awaiting enactment.      (HL1454)

The Lord GoodhartTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Law Commission recommendations for legislative reform they have caused to be enacted so far in this Parliament.      (HL1455)

The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in implementing the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998.      (HL1456)

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 [14th March]

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 [16th March]
    Deafblind Persons [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Care Standards [HL]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL] [9th March]
    Learning and Skills [HL] [13th March]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Local Government [HL] [9th March]
    Census (Amendment) [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]

Sent to the Commons

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

Returned to the Commons amended

    Representation of the People

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    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 Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Penalties) Regulations 2000
    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
    Draft Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000
    Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 2000
    Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2000
    Draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Transfer of NAO Staff etc.) 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 [21st March]

COMMITTEES

[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

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

THURSDAY 9TH MARCH

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

MONDAY 13TH MARCH

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

TUESDAY 14TH MARCH

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England4.15 pm
(Select Committee)
House of Lords’ Offices Committee4.15 pm
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

TUESDAY 21ST MARCH

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

TUESDAY 28TH MARCH

European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
(Inter-Governmental Conference)

WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH

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

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL

Procedure of the House Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

 
 
 
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