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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 18TH MAY

At three o’clock

[Prayers will have been read]

*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 plan by the nuclear powers along the lines proposed by the Canberra Commission, and whether they will now propose such a plan.

*The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the extension of the age profile of the bus fleet operated by Ulsterbus is consistent with their policy of encouraging the use of public transport.

*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer—To ask Her Majesty’s Government which areas of inequality, highlighted by the Office for National Statistics’ report on social inequalities, concern them most.

Financial Services and Markets Bill—Third Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey] [16th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

MONDAY 22ND MAY

The Lord Bernstein of Craigwell

and

The Baroness Andrews

*The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the National Health Service Executive and the General Medical Council to complete their investigations into Dr Rita Pal’s dossier of cases of abuse of elderly patients in National Health Service hospitals overdosed with diamorphine.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the Workshop on Research on Organophosphates held on 28th March.

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will either take powers to reduce the number of companies now at liberty to dig holes in the road or advise the Chairmen and Chief Executives of those companies how they might limit the inconvenience to the public.

Electronic Communications Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville]

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

Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham] [13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

TUESDAY 23RD MAY

The Lord Parekh

and

The Baroness Walmsley

*The Lord McCarthy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to deal with problems of recruitment and retention in higher education institutions following independent reports by Industrial Relations Services and the Office of Manpower Economics.

*The Lord Watson of Richmond—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage the Royal Parks Agency to ensure that Parliament Square does not become a site for permanent displays.

*The Lord Northbrook—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received concerning the Budget proposals for changes to the taxation of “mixer companies”.

*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research into prostate cancer they are supporting.

Terrorism Bill— House to be again in Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [12th and 13th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

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

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

The Lord Mitchell

The Lord Fyfe of Fairfield

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what deficiencies have been reported in the medical services responsible for examining claimants for sickness and disability benefits.

*The Lord Berkeley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following Railtrack’s Network Management Statement of March that 12,000 line closures per year would be required for the next few years to upgrade the West Coast Main Line, what action they are taking to ensure passenger and freight services are maintained to an adequate quality.

*The Lord Archer of Sandwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recent United States proposal to draft a Supplemental Document and to amend Article 98 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is likely to delay the process of ratification by the United Kingdom.

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To call attention to the merging of the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges, and the consequences for companies and investors, including pension funds, if shares have to be denominated in euros; and to move for papers. (Short debate)

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. (Short debate)

Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [HL]—Committee [The Baroness Knight of Collingtree] [8th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

[At eleven o’clock]

*The Lord Chalfont—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA).

*The Viscount Goschen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the cost of their proposals to rebrand the National Health Service.

†*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to rationalise the uneven incidence of charges made by local authorities for community care services needed by some disabled and elderly people, described in the recent report of the Audit Commission.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

†The Lord McIntosh of Haringey—To move, That this House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, Her Majesty’s Government’s assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2000-01 and the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 2000-01.

MONDAY 5TH JUNE

*The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the continuing conflict in Sudan, with particular reference to reports of military offensives against civilians in the Nuba mountains.

*The Baroness Whitaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the outcome on education of the World Education Forum in Dakar is satisfactory.

*The Lord Patel of Blackburn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards eliminating all forms of discrimination from the National Health Service.

*The Lord Walton of Detchant—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the replacement of extra-contractual referrals (ECRs) by out-of-area transfers (OATs) has been successful in making highly specialised treatment in the National Health Service available to those in need.

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have made for responding to fuel poverty over the last two and a half years, and with what results.

*The Lord Jenkin of Roding—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions’ review of the use of Stansted Airport as the Government’s preferred airport for dealing with hijacks, following the major hijack incident involving an Ariana Boeing 727 in February.

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Lord Chancellor proposes to take about the oath of loyalty to the Queen traditionally sworn by Queen’s Counsel in Northern Ireland.

*The Lord Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to respond to the Final Report of the Nuffield Inquiry into the United Kingdom’s foreign language needs over the next twenty years.

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE

*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they will report to the United Nations Beijing +5 conference on reforming the system for elections in the United Kingdom to secure for women an equal part in political power.

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the performance to date of the European Central Bank.

*The Lord Geraint—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the state of the sheep industry is satisfactory.

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE

*The Lord Ackner—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are contemplating amending, or otherwise altering, the criminal law of self-defence.

*The Lord Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what United Kingdom involvement there is in the International Rice Genome Project; and when it will be completed.

*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the arrangements for international monitoring of the elections in Zimbabwe are satisfactory.

MONDAY 12TH JUNE

*The Baroness Massey of Darwen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they are giving to public health awareness campaigns relating to HIV and AIDS.

*The Lord Elliott of Morpeth—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to persuade other European Union Member States rigorously to enforce in their territory the provisions of Council Directive 91/628/EEC on the protection of animals during transport, in respect of lambs and sheep which are being transported from the United Kingdom to or through other Member States.

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE

*The Baroness Pitkeathley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on a review of carers’ benefits.

*The Baroness Rendell of Babergh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deter those who deface historic buildings and monuments with graffiti.

†*The Baroness Sharples—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proper checks are being made by the Forestry Commission on the origins of tree saplings being planted by them and others.

†*The Baroness Blatch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take as a result of the Better Regulation Task Force report entitled Red Tape Affecting Head Teachers.

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE

†*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase financial provision for mature students wishing to undertake degree courses at universities.

†*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce VAT on toll charges.

†*The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the agenda will be agreed for the Inter-Governmental Conference in Nice.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards recent developments in Indonesia.

The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they consider should be taken to increase participation in sport by women and girls.

The Lord Chadlington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider the role of religion to be in Britain’s multi-cultural society.

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Countryside Agency report The State of the Countryside 2000 and in particular what proposals they have for ensuring that rural communities remain inclusive.

The Lord Williams of Elvel—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their commitment to reduce road traffic casualties, they consider that the Road Traffic Act 1988 provides for sufficient penalties where the commitment of a minor offence, such as driving while uninsured, results in death or serious injury.

The Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to increase the awareness among employers and young people of the case for taking gap years and undertaking voluntary service.

The Lord Hylton—To move to resolve, That this House congratulates Her Majesty’s Government and the Government of the Republic of Ireland on their strenuous efforts to secure the full implementation of the Belfast Agreement.

The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures can be taken by European Union and United Nations member states to stop the import of oil and diamonds from guerrilla and other groups challenging democratically elected governments in Africa by military means.

The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the role of strong mutual companies in promoting a healthy and competitive market in financial services.

The Earl of Listowel—To call attention to the needs of children and of their parents and carers; and to move for papers.

The Lord Waddington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding Zimbabwe public service pensioners living in Britain; and to move for papers.

The Lord Freyberg—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in resolving the issue of how national museums and galleries can recover VAT.

PART II

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 17th May, or unanswered after 21 days]

11th April

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Aldershot Military Garrison or parts of it are being prepared for sale.      (HL2026)

13th April

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 30th March (WA 82), at what point will the “year on year” cost savings exceed the cost of redundancy payments to the Non Regular Permanent Staff Financial Systems Administrators coupled with the full costs of training and rotating the Band D civil servant replacements.      (HL2082)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 30th March (WA 82-83), whether overall it would have been more economic and fairer to replace the Non Regular Permanent Staff Financial Systems Administrators by Band D civil servants by means of natural wastage rather than redundancy.      (HL2083)

19th April

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 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)

17th May

The Lord TomlinsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the weight limit on payments for cattle entering the over-30-months scheme will be removed.      (HL2515)

The Baroness Hilton of EggardonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will confirm the long-term location of the Joint Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Regiment currently based at RAF Honington.      (HL2516)

The Lord Bruce of DoningtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to establish the General Social Care Council.      (HL2517)

The Lord Currie of MaryleboneTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to Sir Jeffery Bowman’s recommendation in his report on the Crown Office List that there should be a comprehensive review of the present structure, jurisdiction, procedures, remedies and routes of appeal of tribunals.      (HL2518)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the new General Hospital in Gaza, initiated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) and funded by the European Union, to be fully open and in use; and whether they will seek to advance that date.      (HL2519)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consulted representatives of bee-keepers and fruit growers before approving sites for trials of genetically modified crops; and, if not, why not.      (HL2520)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether bee-keepers will be compensated for costs incurred in moving hives away from sites of genetically modified crop trials.      (HL2521)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking that will reduce over-crowding in prisons in England and Wales during the current year.      (HL2522)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners in England and Wales have access to (a) work, (b) education and (c) training; for how many hours per week on average; how many have no such access; and whether their figures include remand prisoners.      (HL2523)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to ratify the International Conventions for (a) The Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (Cmd. 4662) and (b) The Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Cmd. 4663); whether they consider that the passing into law of the current Terrorism Bill will make ratification possible; or whether further legislation will be needed.      (HL2524)

The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask the Leader of the House why seven Questions for Written Answer, tabled between 11th and 19th April, remained unanswered on 16th May.      (HL2525)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assent to the opening for signature and ratification of Protocol 12 of the European Convention on Human Rights.      (HL2526)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much training has been provided by the Civil Service College to civil servants at the request of the Departments where they were working on the implications and practice of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information since the inception of that Code.      (HL2527)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that Railtrack plc should be subject to the Freedom of Information Bill, in respect of its statutory responsibilities for safety; and, if so, what other public companies they intend should be similarly subject to that Bill.      (HL2528)

The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all Defence Housing Executive properties served by gas have an annual safety check; and whether the occupants are given a Landlord’s Gas Safety Certificate.      (HL2529)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose to the United Nations Security Council, as suggested by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Executive Secretary Lansana Konyate, that the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone’s mandate should be amended to allow them to take offensive action against the armed opposition in Sierra Leone.      (HL2530)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they offered to provide a helicopter to assist in the evacuation of United Nations peacekeepers from the border town of Foya to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.      (HL2531)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their statistical data relating to e-commerce and the dot.com sector are adequate and accurate; and, if not, what action they propose to take to improve the situation.      (HL2532)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the context of use of e-mail by employers, any conflicts or anomalies exist between current employment law and practice and the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998, especially those relating to Article 8 concerning the right to privacy.      (HL2533)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether informing the media of the contents of statements they intend to make to Parliament constitutes a breach of the terms of paragraph 27 of the Ministerial Code.      (HL2534)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent, if at all, (a) the Strategic Communications Unit and (b) the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman are involved in preparing briefing for Prime Minister’s Question Time; and upon whose (a) initiative and (b) authority a memorandum seeking to improve such briefing was issued recently.      (HL2535)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the recent memorandum seeking to improve the quality of briefing for Prime Minister’s Question Time, the performance of the Strategic Communications Unit in co-ordinating the message of Government is satisfactory.      (HL2536)

The Baroness JegerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will pay those pensioners who do not have a television the equivalent of the cost of a television licence, which they have proposed should be free to pensioners.      (HL2537)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 4th May (WA 188) which noted that the policy of a target average bus fleet age of eight years does not apply to devolved administrations, why the same answer suggested that the policy is a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly to consider.      (HL2538)

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to legislate to enable pharmacists to prescribe medicines, in certain carefully controlled circumstances, thus giving patients a greater incentive to consult the local chemist; and whether the expertise of community pharmacists would be of local benefit in these circumstances.      (HL2539)

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]
    Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
    Insolvency [HL]
    Terrorism [23rd May]
    Sexual Offences (Amendment)
    Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL] [24th May]
    Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security [22nd May]
    Freedom of Information
    Postal Services
    Utilities

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Children (Leaving Care) [HL] [22nd May]
    Financial Services and Markets [18th May]
    Electronic Communications [22nd May]

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]

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000
    Draft Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2000
    Draft Companies Act 1985 (Audit Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2000
    Draft National Minimum Wage (Increase in Development Rate for Young Workers) Regulations 2000
    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 2000
    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000
    Draft Code of Practice: Access to Workers during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots
    Draft Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000
    Draft Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

THURSDAY 18TH MAY

European Union (Select Committee)10.30 am
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.45 am

MONDAY 22ND MAY

House of Lords’ Offices Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 23RD 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)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
Procedure of the House Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.00 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.30 pm

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

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

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

 
 
 
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