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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 23RD MAY

At half-past two o’clock

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.

Insolvency Bill [HL]The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the order of commitment of 4th April be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

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 Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take, in the United Nations Security Council and otherwise, to persuade the parties to the current military conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea to resolve their differences about the technical arrangements for implementing the Organisation for African Unity’s peace plan.

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]

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 2000—The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 8th May be approved. [18th Report from the Joint Committee]

Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000—The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 8th May be approved. [18th Report from the Joint Committee]

Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 12th April be approved. [17th Report from the Joint Committee]

Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2000—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 19th April be approved. [18th Report from the Joint Committee]

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

[At eleven o’clock]

*The Viscount Goschen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have 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.

*The Lord Lucas—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why, nearly three years after the request was first made, they are still unable consistently to provide copies of Answers to Written Questions by e-mail.

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.

†ROYAL ASSENT

MONDAY 5TH JUNE

The Lord Coe

*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.

Transport Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston]

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.

‡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.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Terrorism Bill will be concluded this day]

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.

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 Bridges—To call attention to the long-term problems caused by coastal erosion; and to move for papers.

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.

In the Moses Room

At 3.30 pm

Trustee Bill [HL]—Grand Committee [The Lord Chancellor]

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, and, if not, why not.

*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.

Postal Services Bill—Committee [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville]

‡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.

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.

†*The Lord Hurd of Westwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have yet reached a decision on the future of the Inspectorates for prisons and the probation service.

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.

THURSDAY 15TH JUNE

*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 Lord Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will appoint a Minister for men.

†*The Baroness Lockwood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for funding hospices.

WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE

†*The Lord Bishop of Durham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to support Plan Colombia at its meeting with donor governments in Madrid on 6th and 7th July.

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

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 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 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.

The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will improve the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.

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 or amended on 22nd May, or unanswered after 21 days]

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 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)

22nd May

The Lord Williams of ElvelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the applicants for planning permission to construct a woodburning power plant at Newbridge-on-Wye have given full and true answers to the Fourth Renewables Tranche questionnaire, particularly in respect of unrelated covenants affecting the land in question.      (HL2571)

The Baroness Rendell of BaberghTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children are protected from abuse through prostitution and that those who coerce children into prostitution are investigated and prosecuted.      (HL2577)

The Lord ActonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the law relating to involuntary manslaughter, and in particular corporate manslaughter.      (HL2578)

The Lord Gordon of StrathblaneTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the criminal justice system business plan.      (HL2579)

The Lord Morris of Castle MorrisTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any progress on resolving the dispute over the Western Sahara.      (HL2580)

The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Blackstone on 23rd March (WA 38), which Ministers, other than the Secretary of State for Education and Employment and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for School Standards, discussed the proposed closure of Merrywood School, Bristol, with the Member of Parliament for Bristol South.      (HL2581)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are considered by the Ministry of Defence in deciding whether road or rail transport is used for the movement of military equipment within the United Kingdom.      (HL2582)

The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the next funding round of the European Structural Funds (Objective 2 and 2), what effort they are making to ensure greater participation in projects from the private sector.      (HL2583)

The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the recent European Commission’s proposed Directive on Food Supplements; with whom they intend to consult about its provisions; and whether they intend to take steps in future discussions on it to ensure customers’ right of access to higher potency vitamin and mineral supplements, and to ensure that decisions on this are taken on the basis of upper safe levels and not population reference intakes.      (HL2584)

The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in regard to the European Commission’s proposed Directive on Food Supplements, what steps they intend to take to ensure that the limited list of approved nutrients which it puts forward is extended further before being enacted to include all those vitamins and minerals which are currently available on general retail sale under food law in the United Kingdom; and whether they will press for amendments to provide for the speedy future addition of nutrients to the permitted list.      (HL2585)

The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sought clarification as to whether the European Commission’s proposed Directive on Food Supplements is intended to prohibit, or will have the effect of prohibiting, the sale as food supplements of products which contain nutrients other than vitamins and minerals.      (HL2586)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) which Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland allow free assessment to school children who may be suffering from an education learning disorder such as dyslexia; (b) which Boards offer assessment on a restricted or quota basis; and (c) for those Boards offering assessment on a restricted or quota basis, what is the reason and the basis for such restrictions.      (HL2587)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken by Belfast Education and Library Boards to improve assessment, understanding and support offered to those suffering from education learning disorders such as dyslexia.      (HL2588)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still committed to publishing the report from the Northern Ireland Railway Task Force in July 2000.      (HL2589)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current budget of the Britain-Russian Centre; how much of this is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and whether they will list the projects now funded by the grant-in-aid.      (HL2590)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have evidence that any exports from Russia or the Baltic States to the United Kingdom of timber and timber products constitute “dumping”; and, if so, what action they are taking.      (HL2591)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what bilateral and multi-lateral assistance and monitoring are being afforded to the Russian Federation in respect of nuclear submarines and other nuclear material in the Kola Peninsula, White Sea and Arctic Ocean.      (HL2592)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what items are on the current agenda of the NATO/Russia Permanent Joint Council.      (HL2593)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the list of organisations in Schedule 2 to the Terrorism Bill is compatible with the government of the United States’ list contained in the document Patterns of Global Terrorism.      (HL2594)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to include non-Irish organisations in Schedule 2 to the Terrorism Bill.      (HL2595)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what non-Irish terrorist groups they believe to be operating within the United Kingdom.      (HL2596)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take advantage of the opportunity to legislate for cyber-terrorism in the Terrorism Bill currently before Parliament; and, if so, how.      (HL2597)

The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which policies developed since the last General Election exemplify their Third Way approach.      (HL2598)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Lord Whitty on 17th May (WA 26) about the European Union Waste Incineration Directive, whether they will give details of—

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the proposals put forward by the German Foreign Minister, Herr Joschka Fischer, for a federal European Union; and, if they do not, how they intend to frustrate them.      (HL2600)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will estimate the number of people who have been subject to benefit sanctions on each New Deal programme and in each year since their introduction, breaking these totals down, where possible, by (a) gender, (b) ethnic minority and (c) region.      (HL2601)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will estimate for the New Deal for Young People the number of sanctions imposed in each year since April 1998 for (a) each New Deal option, (b) each unit of delivery and (c) each region, stating in each case the number of young people on the scheme and the number and percentage of young people on New Deal who have been sanctioned.      (HL2602)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted, or are due to conduct, research into whether those subject to benefit sanctions are more or less likely to become involved in criminal activities; whether they will list actual or prospective publication dates and details; and whether they will summarise any results.      (HL2603)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a list of the headings under which data are being collected for the New Deal Evaluation Database; and whether they will detail the information which relates to the impact of benefit sanctions on New Deal clients.      (HL2604)

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] [7th June]
    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]
    Freedom of Information
    Postal Services [8th June]
    Utilities

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security

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)
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]

Returned to the Commons amended

    Financial Services and Markets
    Electronic Communications

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 consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Horticultural Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000
    Draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000
    Draft Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2000
    Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 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 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]

TUESDAY 23RD MAY

European Union (Select Committee)in Brussels
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
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 Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 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
Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.30 pm
(jointly with the House of Commons Information Committee)in Committee Room 6

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

 
 
 
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