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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.

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL

At half past two o’clock

*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.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Harrison set down for tomorrow shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of the Lord Ashley of Stoke set down for the same day to 2 hours.

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Bill [HL] (Consolidation)Committee (on recommitment) [The Lord Chancellor]

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 emphasise international commitment to nuclear disarmament.

†*The Lord Clinton-Davis—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any representations from the newly-formed Conservatives Against a Federal Europe (CAFE) and, if so, what has been their response.

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.

The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To call attention to the recent Audit Commission Report on the provision by the National Health Service of specialist disability equipment; 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]

‡Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) Order 2000—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 30th March be approved. [15th Report from the Joint Committee]

‡Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Order 2000—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd April be approved. [15th Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reduce their annual claim on the British Coal pension fund in order to increase the payments made to claimants who are former miners.

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—Second Reading [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]

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.

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.

‡The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider paying members of the Special Constabulary.

[It is expected that the Report stage of the Financial Services and Markets Bill will be continued this day]

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)

The Lord Addington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support amateur sports clubs in their work for the social development and health of the community.

THURSDAY 20TH APRIL

[At eleven o’clock]

Freedom of Information Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Falconer of Thoroton]

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.

*The Lord Sheppard of Liverpool—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how, after two years of the New Deal, they assess the potential offered by intermediate labour market projects to ease the period of transition for those furthest from the labour market.

†*The Lord Alexander of Weedon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the European Union designation of Cornwall for Objective 1 funding, they will support the establishment of the Combined Universities in Cornwall by providing the necessary matching funding.

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.

†*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons traffic in Piccadilly is to be reduced to one lane each way for a further twelve months and whether they will use their best endeavours to speed things up.

†The Lord Rogers of Quarry Bank—To call attention to the provision of essential services to communities in particular need, including banking, post office facilities, transport and health; and to move for papers.

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 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 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 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 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.

†The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for manufacturing industry.

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 or amended on 10th April, or unanswered after 21 days]

20th March

The Lord Alexander of WeedonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether “Henry VIII clauses” have become more common over the past decade.      (HL1637)

The Lord Alexander of WeedonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the time on the floor of the House of Lords was spent in discussing statutory instruments in—

10th April

The Lord Cledwyn of PenrhosTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to publish a concordat with the Cabinet Office of the National Assembly for Wales.      (HL1967)

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring for BSE in cattle they propose to undertake in 2000-01.      (HL1968)

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Law Officers’ Department’s departmental report is to be published.      (HL1969)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce the appointment of the United Kingdom Member to the Council of Europe Venice Commission.      (HL1970)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the findings of the joint Women’s Unit and Home Office’s dialogue with young people.      (HL1971)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 6th April (WA 147-148), whether the following Departments hold any information as to the value of external consultancy contracts, excluding public relations and marketing consultancies, entered into by the Government since 1st May 1997; and, if so, what is the value of such contracts in each case—

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 6th April (WA 147-148), whether the following Departments hold any information as to the value of external public relations and marketing consultancy contracts entered into by the Government since 1st May 1997; and, if so, what is the value of such contracts in each case—

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on rate relief for equestrian enterprises on farms.      (HL1974)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any equestrian enterprises on farms, whether or not still in active operation, will qualify for rate relief.      (HL1975)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any small riding schools not on farms will qualify for rate relief.      (HL1976)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise the following issues at the European Union/Turkey Association Council on 11th April—

The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is intended to upgrade the A80 motorway between Stepps and Haggs; and, if so, when the work is likely to be undertaken.      (HL1978)

The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have held any discussions with Railtrack and the Scottish Executive on the upgrading of the line between Aberdeen and London.      (HL1979)

The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when next the Parliamentary Boundaries Commission will review the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies; and what criteria will be applied to constituencies in Scotland and Wales.      (HL1980)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the debate on Northern Ireland on 22nd March (HL Deb, col. 357), why less public funding is spent on the railway system in the Province per head of the population than any other part of the United Kingdom; and what steps are being taken to redress the imbalance.      (HL1981)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the debate on Northern Ireland on 22nd March (HL Deb, col. 357), on what date the commencement of the relaying of the railway line between Belfast and Bangor will commence; and whether European Union funding is available for the project.      (HL1982)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the debate on Northern Ireland on 22nd March (HL Deb, col. 357), whether Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) will be allowed to lease rolling stock in the same way as other railway companies in the United Kingdom.      (HL1983)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the debate on Northern Ireland on 22nd March (HL Deb, col. 358), whether they will extend the air passenger levies waiver announced in the Budget for the Highland and Islands to Northern Ireland.      (HL1984)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the debate on Northern Ireland on 22nd March (HL Deb, col. 358), what support they are giving, on an ongoing basis, to Belfast International Airport to compete with Dublin Airport in attracting direct international services.      (HL1985)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the extra funds for the National Health Service announced in the Budget which will go directly to National Health Service Trusts, how much of this funding is being allocated to Northern Ireland; which Trusts are involved; and whether any of the money will be used for the relief of current debt.      (HL1986)

The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the interests of justice, the accuracy of Sign Language interpretation of all police interviews with profoundly deaf suspects and witnesses can be checked at a later date; and, if not, what steps they are taking to correct this situation.      (HL1987)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will be ready to give senior managers and key policy staff of the Prison Service training on the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 and whether they will place the course material in the Library of the House; whether they will also place course material for existing Prison Service training courses on legal issues in the Library; whether all officers of the Prison Service will have taken these courses by 1st October 2000; and what arrangements have been made for training members of Boards of Visitors on these issues.      (HL1988)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the legal status of the supporting statement for proposed use in respect of Oakington Barracks on behalf of the Home Office (Ref: EM/1998) and in particular of the statement in paragraph 4.2 that “ordinary law-abiding citizens of other countries held at Oakington will have their application for asylum automatically refused if they leave the Centre during the time they are held there”; and whether the statement that the application will automatically be refused conforms to the requirements of natural justice.      (HL1989)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any truth in reports of a fire-bomb attack on a Pentecostal Church near Burnley in Lancashire on 4th April; if so, whether there is any information about the motivation for the attack; whether any investigation is being carried out; and whether the results of any such investigation will be made public.      (HL1990)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a civil legal aid system will be introduced in Guernsey in the course of this year, in accordance with the settlement reached in Application No 30308/96 Faulkner v United Kingdom (judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 30th November 1999).      (HL1991)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the proposed rules and practice directions for criminal proceedings in relation to the coming into force of the Human Rights Act 1998.      (HL1992)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the proposed rules and practice directions for civil proceedings in magistrates’ courts in relation to the coming into force of the Human Rights Act 1998.      (HL1993)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the requirement for judges of the European Court of Human Rights to submit themselves to interviews organised by a Sub-Committee of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe before being considered for re-election to the Court is compatible with the guarantee of judicial independence under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.      (HL1994)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the Russian Federation complies with the conditions for membership of the Council of Europe regarding the securing and effective protection of the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.      (HL1995)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many youth offending team managers are (a) male or female; (b) white, black, Asian or from other ethnic groups; and (c) from social services, probation, police or from other professional backgrounds.      (HL1996)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions for ethnic monitoring are currently in place for the new youth justice measures contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.      (HL1997)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions for ethnic monitoring are in place for anti-social behaviour orders, child safety orders, parenting orders and local child curfews.      (HL1998)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any results yet available from ethnic monitoring of (a) anti-social behaviour orders; and (b) the new youth justice measures in the youth offending team pilot areas; if so, when these will be published; and in what form.      (HL1999)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions the Youth Justice Board has made for regular review and action upon the results of ethnic monitoring of the youth justice system; and whether this information will be included in its annual report.      (HL2000)

The Baroness SerotaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce their proposals for the reform of the Public Trust Office.      (HL2001)

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]
    Terrorism
    Government Resources and Accounts

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) [HL] (Consolidation) [11th April]

Waiting for Report

    Electronic Communications
    Financial Services and Markets [13th April]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]

Sent to the Commons

    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]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Armed Forces Discipline [HL]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    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]

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL

European Union (Sub-Committee B)Washington DC
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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