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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 6TH APRIL

At three o’clock

[Prayers will have been read]

*The Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what radio is fitted to the Army’s FV432 armoured ambulance.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there have been increases in the number of (a) students training to be teachers of mathematics, science and modern languages and (b) persons recruited from other professions to be teachers of those subjects.

*The Lord St John of Fawsley—To ask the Chairman of Committees what plans the Parliamentary Works Directorate have to improve the approaches to the entrance to the Palace of Westminster from Westminster Underground station.

*The Lord Roberts of Conwy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what percentage council tax rates have been increased above their forecasts (a) in England, and (b) in Wales.

Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]Third Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

Terrorism Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000—The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 7th March be approved. [13th Report from the Joint Committee]

Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000—The Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 16th March be approved. [14th Report from the Joint Committee]

MONDAY 10TH APRIL

*The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on inspection of close supervision centres.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will be taking to achieve the new target of 10 gigawatts of combined heat and power generation by 2010.

*The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements have been made to monitor the effectiveness of functions devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

*The Lord Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Chief Inspector’s Report on Portland, whether they will take steps to ensure a greater focus on education and training in all Young Offender Institutions.

European Union Committee—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the Lord Jopling be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of the Lord Trefgarne.

Government Resources and Accounts Bill—Second Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

The Lord Tope—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their plans to implement performance related pay for teachers in schools are progressing.

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the Chinese government regarding the continuing independence of Taiwan.

*The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further steps they will take to protect children from the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke.

*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what genetic tests they intend to permit insurance companies to carry out.

*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether political and economic progress in Kosovo is satisfactory.

Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]

The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Charter of Intent signed by the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Women Parliamentarians in Naples on 8th March.

WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL

*The Baroness Byford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in paying welfare benefits through Post Offices.

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the effect of the judgments in the cases of Regina v. Gloucestershire County Council and the Secretary of State for Health ex parte Barry and Regina v. Gloucestershire County Council and another ex parte Barry on social services for disabled people.

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, at the forthcoming conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York, they will press for a nuclear weapons convention along the same lines as the conventions now in force regarding chemical and biological weapons so as to formalise international commitment to nuclear disarmament.

The Lord Harrison—To call attention to the steps being taken by Her Majesty’s Government and the European Commission to promote Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the United Kingdom and the European Union; and to move for papers.

Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Baroness Knight of Collingtree]

THURSDAY 13TH APRIL

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their attitude to the European Charter of Fundamental Rights which it is proposed should be added to the European Union Treaties.

*The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage road authorities to consult the police before road works are in progress about how to adjust traffic lights and other traffic control devices so as to ease traffic flow.

*The Lord Dubs—To ask the Chairman of Committees what extra resources would be required to establish an additional Select Committee and how long it would take to recruit and train any new staff.

Financial Services and Markets Bill—Report [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

FRIDAY 14TH APRIL

[At eleven o’clock]

Trustee Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Chancellor]

Deafblind Persons Bill [HL]—Committee [The Lord Ashley of Stoke]

Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Kingsland]

MONDAY 17TH APRIL

*The Baroness Whitaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the improvements to the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative for developing countries have produced the faster, wider and deeper debt relief which was intended.

*The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take on the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on H M Prison Rochester.

*The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of reported delays in the modernisation of the West Coast Main Line, they will call together the parties involved to agree a programme for timely completion of the project.

TUESDAY 18TH APRIL

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of recent reports by the Chief Inspector of Prisons on the effects of solitary confinement and on the treatment of young offenders, and following two suicides in Leicester prison on 21st March, they will now instigate a policy review of the role of prisons in the rehabilitation and wellbeing of prisoners in the United Kingdom.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in order to reduce fraud, they will in future require all local authorities to arrange with the Post Office for housing benefit correspondence not to be re-directed to other addresses, as already arranged in the present voluntary scheme.

*The Lord Chalfont—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have entered into any arrangement to provide support for an American national missile defence system if the United States government should decide to establish such a system.

*The Lord Renton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will negotiate with those governments which signed the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees with a view to its revision.

WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present level of manufacturing industry in the British economy as a percentage of Gross National Product and how this figure compares with 1979.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what communications took place between officials in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions during the consultation period for the European Union Directive on the incineration of waste.

*The Baroness Knight of Collingtree—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the preservation of consumer choice in the light of a number of recent takeovers and consolidations of life assurance and pension companies.

†The Lord Rix—To call attention to the 30th anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, and to developments in the provision and planning of community care services for disabled and elderly people; and to move for papers. (Short debate)

†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. (Short debate)

TUESDAY 2ND MAY

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in the international community to ensure the survival of the tiger both in India and in Sumatra.

*The Lord Hurd of Westwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women were in prison in England and Wales in March 1996; how many in March 2000; and what plans they have to forestall a further increase.

WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY

*The Lord Harrison—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the licence regulations banning insulin-treated diabetics from driving vehicles over 3.5 tonnes should be replaced by a system of individual assessment of fitness to drive.

†*The Lord Watson of Richmond—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reverse the decline in the numbers of British students taking German and French at A level.

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 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 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 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 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 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 Baroness Turner of Camden—To call attention to the current problems surrounding care of the elderly, including long-term residential care; and to move for papers.

The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give further consideration to the removal of sanctions against Iraq.

The Lord Addington—To draw attention to the importance of amateur sports clubs for the social development and health of the community; and to move for papers.

The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what planning and preparation are being done for the eventual withdrawal of international peace-keeping forces from Bosnia and Kosova, especially as regards permanent systems for justice and law enforcement.

The Lord Tomlinson—To call attention to the resources available to the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

The Lord Harrison—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the introduction of the Euro will be good for the British tourism industry, regardless of whether the United Kingdom adopts the Euro.

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 Earl of Carnarvon—To call attention to the case for additional housing in London and the South East and the Government’s proposals for achieving their targets; and to move for papers.

The Lord Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their policies towards promoting general aviation.

The Lord Dubs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the use of vehicles powered by environmentally friendly fuels.

The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the state of United Kingdom relations with Russia is satisfactory, in the light of the Presidential elections there.

The Lord Greenway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to prevent the spread of Crohn’s disease.

The Baroness Masham of Ilton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the Government guidelines on infection control in hospitals are being implemented by National Health Service Trusts.

The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now review their policy of support for sanctions against Iraq.

The Lord Feldman—To call attention to the state of the British clothing and textile industry; and to move for papers.

The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take on the Audit Commission’s Report on the provision of equipment for older and disabled people.

The Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Bowman project to provide an effective replacement for the Army’s Clansman range of radios that is both secure and resistant to electronic warfare.

The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what reasonable grounds there are for the continued imprisonment of Myra Hindley after 35 years.

The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions were held prior to the reported decision to launch a fourth Trident submarine later this year and whether this decision would be consistent with their policy on nuclear disarmament.

PART II

MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE

†[Ballot on 10th May for debate on 24th May]

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 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 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.

The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To call attention to infringements of human rights in Tibet; and to move for papers.

The Viscount Waverley—To call attention to the situation regarding Iraq; and to move for papers.

The Lord Waddington—To call attention to the situation of Zimbabwe public service pensioners living in Britain; and to move for papers.

The Lord Watson of Richmond—To call attention to the contribution of the United Kingdom to the development of European Union trade policy; 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]

The Lord Jenkin of Roding—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Science and Society (3rd Report, HL Paper 38). [14th March]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled on 5th April]

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a detailed breakdown of the £44 million they have contributed to President Mugabe’s land reform programme, including specific project assistance and dates of disbursement, coupled with details of how such expenditure has been targeted towards poverty alleviation in a cost effective way.      (HL1904)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports that, following the compulsory purchase of land from white farmers in Zimbabwe, government ministers, members of the judiciary and members of the armed forces have received farms from the state.      (HL1905)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports that public servants and members of the armed forces have taken advantage of the Ordinary Tenant Farmer Scheme as “ordinary tenants” in Zimbabwe; and whether land reform there was initiated as a policy to help the poor.      (HL1906)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what would constitute a serious and continuous violation of the Harare Declaration, worthy of demanding investigation by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, in the context of the farm policy in Zimbabwe.      (HL1907)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Zimbabwe government’s farm policy undermines the Commonwealth’s fundamental political values.      (HL1908)

The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they share the concern expressed by Human Rights Watch over the recent crackdown on press freedom in Zimbabwe.      (HL1909)

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring is done of the use of diamorphine in the treatment of elderly patients in National Health Service hospitals; and what evidence the Department of Health has of such patients being overdosed with diamorphine.      (HL1910)

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the dossier sent to the General Medical Council by Dr Rita Pal of Sutton Coldfield, which detailed cases of abuse of elderly patients in NHS hospitals overdosed with diamorphine; and what action they are taking in response to it.      (HL1911)

The Lord Smith of CliftonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 25th January (HL Deb, cols. 1416-1419), why there has been a delay in the promised announcement by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on directors’ remuneration; and when it can now be expected.      (HL1912)

The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 23rd March (WA 37), whether they will list by name all of the individuals for whom they use the expression “envoy” and “Czar”, together with an explanation of the status and level of responsibility that applies in the case of each of those so listed.      (HL1913)

The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when is the likely completion date of the M6 extension to the M74.      (HL1914)

The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the number of fatalities on the M40 and M6 in each of the past five years.      (HL1915)

The Baroness MaddockTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether for planning purposes radio station sites are considered to be “greenfield” or “brownfield” sites.      (HL1916)

The Baroness Hilton of EggardonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why H M Prison Parc is the only prison in England and Wales not to provide the Prison Service Directorate of Heath Care with statistics on recorded incidents of self-harm.      (HL1917)

The Baroness Hilton of EggardonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many extra days’ detention were imposed on prisoners failing mandatory drugs tests in 1997-98 and 1998-99; and what was the total cost of imposing these extra days.      (HL1918)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the World Health Association has reported or will report on tuberculosis in Chechnya and adjoining regions, on the probable consequences for public health in Russia and eastern Europe and on the necessary preventative measures; and if not, whether they will ask the WHO to do so.      (HL1919)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are involved in monitoring the municipal elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and if so whether they satisfy standard tests of freedom and fairness.      (HL1920)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the causes and possible consequences of the attempted assassination and wounding of Mr Arkady Ghukasian, the elected president of Nagorno Karabakh, on 22nd March.      (HL1921)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum allocated for preventing and remedying the effects of the suspension and exclusion of pupils from schools; how this sum is divided between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and in which financial years; and whether the portion available to Northern Ireland is ring-fenced, in view of the current suspension of devolved government.      (HL1922)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the international interest in navigation along the whole length of the Danube, they will seek to mobilise funds for the removal of the debris of the three bridges that were destroyed at Novi Sad; and what they estimate the cost of such work to be.      (HL1923)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they held before deciding on the accreditation scheme for the e-commerce certification programme; and whether the criteria for accreditation were agreed by those consulted, as offering adequate protection for consumers, and thus to encourage e-commerce in the United Kingdom.      (HL1924)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Turkish government has reported the incursion by Turkish troops into Iraq, as required by Article 51 of the United Nations Convention.      (HL1925)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to control “spam” e-mail under Article 10 of the European Union’s Distance Selling Directive by the opt-in or opt-out method.      (HL1926)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 14th March (CWH 25-26), why they consider that a small business is more capable of dealing with “spam” e-mail than the average private user of e-mail.      (HL1927)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officials in (a) the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, (b) the Department of Health, and (c) the Food Standards Agency spend more than half their time on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy; and what the functions and grades of these officials are.      (HL1928)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any one official or department has an overall co-ordinating role for BSE/new-variant CJD; which official or department that is; and what their co-ordinating role is.      (HL1929)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee if, in the light of current research and the actions taken to protect human health with reference to human blood, they still consider it appropriate to allow blood, gelatin and tallow to be fed to calves.      (HL1930)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is considered by those investigating the occurrence of new-variant CJD that a sufficient number of cattle with BSE have been strain-typed to provide an accurate assessment of the nature of the presumed infective agent.      (HL1931)

The Earl PeelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether The Guardian of Tuesday 4th April was accurate in estimating 400-500 rural post office closures in the next year; and if not, what is their estimate.      (HL1932)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the e-czar has expressed any views as to the effect and practicality of the Government’s IR35 provisions (on the treatment for tax and National Insurance purposes of the provision of services through intermediaries such as personal service companies); if so, what those views are; and whether they are being taken into account by Ministers in the determination of policy in this area.      (HL1933)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the Government’s IR35 provisions have had on one-person personal service companies in knowledge-based industries, particularly in terms of such individuals electing which country’s tax regime they will be subject to.      (HL1934)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria the Inland Revenue will apply in determining exemptions from their IR35 provisions.      (HL1935)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the IR35 provisions are consistent with the Chancellor’s determination to establish the United Kingdom as a knowledge-based economy.      (HL1936)

The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lone parents under the age of 25 are benefiting from the Sure Start programme during the first year of their child’s life at present; and how many are anticipated to be doing so in (a) six months, (b) one year, and (c) two years.      (HL1937)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 16th March (WA 230-1) and 5th April, whether it is now their policy to take note of the views of the Republic of Ireland’s government in issues that reflect the history and culture of the whole of the United Kingdom; and whether they consider that their views in such matters have been sufficiently taken into account by the Government of the Republic of Ireland.      (HL1938)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which Health and Social Services Trusts in Northern Ireland have not implemented Regulation 16 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (Payment in Respect of Periods of Annual Leave); and what are their reasons for not doing so.      (HL1939)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

[The date in square 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]
    Deafblind Persons [HL] [14th April]
    Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
    Insolvency [HL]

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Electronic Communications
    Financial Services and Markets [13th April]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL] [6th April]
    Children (Leaving Care) [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]
    Local Government [HL]
    Learning and Skills [HL]
    Census (Amendment) [HL]
    Care Standards [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000
    Draft Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000
    Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2000
    Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) Order 2000
    Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Order 2000

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

MONDAY 10TH APRIL

European Union (Sub-Committee B)Washington DC

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL

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

WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL

European Union (Sub-Committee A)Geneva
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee11.00 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 13TH APRIL

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)Cardiff Airport
(Aircraft Cabin Environment)
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 18TH APRIL

Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England4.15 pm
(Select Committee)

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
Oxfordshire

 
 
 
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