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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 20TH APRIL

At eleven o’clock

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to make it a requirement that home surveys for mortgage purposes shall include energy efficiency audits.

*The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that current sanctions are harming the population of Serbia, while strengthening the Milosevic government; and, if so, what modifications they would propose.

*The Lord Dholakia—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future role of H M Chief Inspector of Prisons.

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Prime Minister has had with Mr Putin about Chechnya.

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clause 2

Schedule 2

Clauses 3 to 29

Schedule 3

Clauses 30 to 45

Schedule 4

Clauses 46 to 58

Schedule 5

Clauses 59 to 66

Schedule 6

Clause 67

Schedule 7

Clauses 68 to 74

Schedule 8

Clauses 75 to 89

Schedule 9

Clause 90

Schedule 10

Clauses 91 to 105

Schedule 11

Clause 106

Schedule 12

Clauses 107 to 113

Schedule 13

Clause 114

Schedule 14

Clauses 115 to 125

Schedule 15

Clauses 126 to 130

Schedule 16

Clause 131

Schedule 17

Clause 132

Schedule 18

Clauses 133 to 140

Schedule 19

Clauses 141 to 151

Schedules 20 and 21.

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

Asylum Support Regulations 2000—The Lord Dholakia to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 13th March, be annulled (S.I. 2000/704).

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.

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

†Postal Services Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville]

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.

WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY

Daniel Brennan, QC

Mrs Janet Cohen

*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 Rodgers 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.

Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) Bill [HL]—Committee [The Baroness Gardner of Parkes]

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.

THURSDAY 4TH MAY

*The Baroness Seccombe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the revelations at the Saville inquiry about Mr Martin McGuinness and the decisions of Sinn Fein at their annual conference, how they see the role of Sinn Fein in the future of the peace process.

*The Lord St John of Fawsley—To ask the Leader of the House what action she has taken in relation to the proposed enquiry by the Committee on Standards in Public Life into standards of conduct in the House of Lords.

†Matters sub judice—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move to resolve, That, subject to the discretion of the Leader of the House, and to the right of the House to legislate on any matter or to discuss any delegated legislation, the House in all its proceedings (including proceedings of committees of the House) shall apply the following rules on matters sub judice:

MONDAY 8TH MAY

†*The Lord Feldman—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to meet their National Health Service waiting list targets.

*The Lord Brabazon of Tara—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey published on 17th April, local authorities are receiving enough money to maintain their roads and road safety.

†*The Baroness Rawlings—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with the Russian government on Montenegro.

†*The Baroness Richardson of Calow—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to implement the recommendations of the 1991 Allen Report that followed the Hillsborough, Clapham and Marchioness disasters, with regard to post traumatic stress counselling for casualties of major disasters.

TUESDAY 9TH MAY

*The Lord Dixon-Smith—To ask the Leader of the House whether the House can exercise its responsibility towards the whole of the United Kingdom if it is unable to discuss matters for which responsibility is shared between the United Kingdom and a devolved body.

*The Lord Laird—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision not to mark the bicentenary in 2001 of the creation of the United Kingdom.

*The Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the operation of the welfare state in respect of the elderly is satisfactory.

*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what prior consultations were carried out in relation to circular HSC 2000/006 Professions supplementary to medicine: employment of practitioners in the NHS and social services departments issued on 13th March, particularly in relation to “Acquired Rights”.

WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY

*The Lord Roberts of Conwy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have altered the policy outlined in their manifesto on the establishment of regional assemblies in England.

*The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation they intend to introduce in the light of the report by the European Union’s Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare entitled The welfare of chickens kept for meat production (broilers).

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the process for the recent election of the Mayor of London.

The Lord Peston—To call attention to the case for a review of the workings of the House of Lords in the twenty-first century; and to move for papers.

The Lord Rees-Mogg—To move to resolve, That the House asserts its responsibility for the conduct of its own affairs and that the Sub-Committee of the Committee for Privileges should investigate the effectiveness of the House of Lords’ Register of Interests.

THURSDAY 11TH MAY

*The Lord Windlesham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the appointment of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary or Lords Justices of Appeal to chair or carry out public inquiries or reviews.

*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the Spoliation Advisory Panel of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the achievement of justice for the owners of looted art which is now in British public collections.

*The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the United States in its appeal for a codified approach to the human rights situation in Tibet, based on pressing China to respect international human rights standards.

MONDAY 15TH MAY

Mrs Rosalind Scott

†*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, and under what authority, they have pressed Premier Oil and other United Kingdom companies to give up their operations in Burma.

†*The Baroness Cumberlege—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the closure of maternity units.

TUESDAY 16TH MAY

Professor Julian Hunt, CB, FRS

†*The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to the efforts of the European football bodies to persuade the European Union institutions to exempt sport from the free movement of labour provisions of the Treaty of Rome.

†*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to review the level of state pensions.

WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY

Matthew Evans, CBE

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the standard of Physical Education in all types of school is satisfactory.

*The Lord Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider requiring all public limited companies to make, in their annual report, a statement about their policy in relation to employees who have caring responsibilities for children.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still considering changes in the proposals for a climate change levy.

THURSDAY 18TH MAY

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been achieved in relations with Russia on the enhancement of human rights and the promotion of a political peace settlement in Chechnya.

†*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the banning of all nuclear weapons can only be achieved by the adoption of a timed plan by the nuclear powers along the lines proposed by the Canberra Commission, and whether they will now propose such a plan.

MONDAY 22ND MAY

Alexander Bernstein, Esq.

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

Parry Mitchell, Esq.

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 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 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.

The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will undertake an official inquiry into the practicability of an international tax on currency transfers (Tobin Tax) as a means of mobilising funds for world development.

The Viscount Falkland—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they share the concerns of some parents and educationalists that many children are entering formal education at too early an age.

The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the legal aid expenditure to date, and what is the projected funding, for the multi-party actions by Gulf War veterans and sheep farmers.

The Baroness Maddock—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to implement the proposals in the Housing Green Paper.

†The Lord Harris of Haringey—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have to the issues raised and recommendations made by the Commission on the National Health Service, chaired by Mr Will Hutton, and published as New Life for Health in April 2000.

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 19th April, or unanswered after 21 days]

23rd March

The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 20th March (WA 14), which specific scientific papers justified the Prime Minister’s public statement that there is cause for legitimate public concern about genetically modified food; why they prayed in aid the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Conference in Edinburgh (held from 28th February to 1st March) as scientific support for the Prime Minister’s statement made on 27th February; and whether the Prime Minister will consider withdrawing or amending his remarks.      (HL1740)

28th March

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 23rd March (WA 36), whether, given that the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman is responsible for the Strategic Communications Unit, he receives any remuneration as a result from the Unit’s budget.      (HL1768)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 28th February (WA 45) and 23rd March (WA 36), to what extent the responsibility of the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman for the Strategic Communications Unit confers editorial control over the 10 Downing Street website which is in the hands of three established civil servants.      (HL1769)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 25th January (WA 189) and 23rd March (WA 36), whether the stated membership of the Strategic Communications Unit as being eight civil servants including two special advisers takes account of the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman’s responsibility for the Unit.      (HL1770)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any human nutritional supplements on sale in the United Kingdom which contain material from bovine or ovine glands, brain or other nervous tissue.      (HL1777)

19th April

The Lord PestonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the high level targets for the Medicines Control Agency.      (HL2179)

The Lord GrenfellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in taking forward the review of central government audit announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 28th February.      (HL2180)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take in Northern Ireland to correct the shortage of intensive care beds in the Health Service; whether one of the steps could be the creation of more high dependency beds; and whether they will provide any resources additional to those available currently.      (HL2181)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the report from the working party looking at intensive care and high dependency provision in Northern Ireland will be available.      (HL2182)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the remit of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to Northern Ireland; and, if not, why not.      (HL2183)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 18th April (WA 87) concerning Belfast City Airport, and in view of the information that legal action for any non-compliance with limits of passengers and flights would be taken against the airport by the planning service, whether they consider that the voluntary agreement to submit information from the airport without independent monitoring is satisfactory.      (HL2184)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 18th April (WA 87) concerning Belfast City Airport, whether they will list the number of air transport movements and scheduled seats for sale for 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999; and whether they are satisfied that in any twelve month period the limits imposed by agreements in 1994 and 1997 were not exceeded.      (HL2185)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 18th April (WA 87) concerning Belfast City Airport, what was the reason for the second agreement of 22nd January 1997 with the City Airport; who was involved in the decision to increase air transport movements from 38,000 per year to 45,000; and what public consultation took place.      (HL2186)

The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Podgorica government on easing the sanctions against Montenegro.      (HL2187)

The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will press the North Atlantic Council to task the NATO military command formally to prepare contingency plans in case of escalation of the crisis in Montenegro.      (HL2188)

The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering following Germany’s lead in providing investment guarantees for companies prepared to invest in Montenegro.      (HL2189)

The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what bilateral support they have provided to Montenegro to advance stabilisation of the republic.      (HL2190)

The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Russian government on Russian involvement towards stabilisation in the Balkans.      (HL2191)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the reasons for the change in title from the Crime and Public Protection Bill to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill currently before Parliament.      (HL2192)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, following research carried out by the Criminal Policy Research Unit at South Bank University for the second audit commissioned by the Association of Chief Officers of Probation, what proportion of offenders subject to a probation order either complied with its terms or were brought back to the courts in proceedings for breach.      (HL2193)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to exempt farm attractions from the requirements laid down in the Standards of Modern Zoo Practice published in March, and to introduce Standards of Practice appropriate to farm attractions.      (HL2194)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a report of the discussions held at the Tourism Forum on 18th April.      (HL2195)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the most recent figures for exports and imports between the United Kingdom and the Ukraine; whether they have forecast figures for the current year; and what were the outcomes of the recent visit to the Ukraine by the Foreign Secretary.      (HL2196)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the draft of a bill that will make possible ratification of the Statute of the International Criminal Court.      (HL2197)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the context of their Response to the 1st Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on the Annual Report on Human Rights of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Cm 4687), whether they consider that non-Muslim religious groups in Saudi Arabia have adequate and reasonable facilities for worship and church life; and, if not, what they propose to do to improve the situation.      (HL2198)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what legal authority the Ministry of Defence issues health questionnaires to the General Practitioners of former members of H M Armed Forces, former Army Reservists and former members of the Territorial Army who served in Operation Granby, without the consent of the individual concerned; how many questionnaires have been distributed, and over what period; what is the response rate; what fees are paid to GPs who complete and return the questionnaires; and for what purpose and by whom they are used.      (HL2199)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 18th April (WA 89), whether they will implement measures similar to those which limit their political relationship with Austria against any country whose leader or leaders have expressed sympathy, support or understanding for the national socialist or communist regimes in the former Soviet Union, in China, or in Cuba; and, if not, why not.      (HL2200)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 18th April (WA 89), what are the considerations which lead them to describe Mr Haider’s party in Austria as “far right”.      (HL2201)

The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how they reconcile the Baroness Scotland of Asthal’s statement that “We are not members of the EEA” (HL Deb, 17th March, col. 1878) with the facts that the United Kingdom was a signatory to the 1992 Oporto agreement which brought the European Economic Area (EEA) into being; that Schedule 3 to the Financial Services and Markets Bill assumes the United Kingdom to be a member of the EEA; and that a reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty applies to flights from the United Kingdom to fellow EEA member states.      (HL2202)

The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions they have chartered United States registered aircraft in each of the last three years; and to what total contract value.      (HL2203)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 18th April (WA 89), why they are developing and improving bilateral relations with the Russian Federation and its President Elect, Mr Putin, in the face of their action in Chechnya, whilst at the same time limiting their bilateral political relationship with Austria which adheres to the United Nations Convention on Human Rights and has recently re-affirmed its adherence to the treaties and principles of the European Union.      (HL2204)

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 Grand Committee

    Trustee [HL]
    Government Resources and Accounts

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL] [3rd May]
    Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
    Insolvency [HL]
    Terrorism
    Sexual Offences (Amendment)
    Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
    Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security

Waiting for Report

    Electronic Communications
    Financial Services and Markets
    Deafblind Persons [HL]

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]
    Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) [HL] (Consolidation)
    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 consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

THURSDAY 20TH APRIL

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee B)11.00 am

TUESDAY 2ND MAY

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)3.30 pm
(Aircraft Cabin Environment)
Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee3.30 pm
Refreshment (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY

European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

TUESDAY 9TH MAY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY

European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

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

 
 
 
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