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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.

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

At half-past two o’clock

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 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.

†*The Earl Howe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the quality of services provided by the National Health Service to patients with diabetes is satisfactory.

†*The Baroness Trumpington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will agree to the publication of the memoirs of Dame Stella Rimington, the former Head of MI5.

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.

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

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.

†*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to deal with the risk to public health posed by feral pigeons, particularly in Trafalgar Square.

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.

MONDAY 19TH JUNE

†*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase the retirement age for Ambassadors from 60 to 65.

†*The Lord Deedes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what considerations led to the establishment of an asylum centre for 350 people with 200 staff in the village of Aldington.

†*The Lord Beaumont of Whitley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many farms have been affected by Advanta’s GM-contaminated rapeseed and what steps they are taking to determine where these are located and to ensure that the farmers affected will be compensated.

†*The Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their decision to replace the Territorial Army’s Non-Regular Permanent Staff Financial Systems Administrators with Band D civil servants by means of compulsory redundancy.

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE

†*The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will in future make British aid payments to recipient countries direct rather than through the European Union institutions.

†*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what criteria the proportion of the overseas development aid budget spent on primary and secondary education is decided; and what proportion they expect to assign to them in each of the next five years.

†*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet been able to make the appropriate orders in pursuance of their undertaking to implement section 74 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

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 23rd May, or unanswered after 21 days]

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)

2nd May

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 30th March (WA 102) concerning investigations into public transport in Northern Ireland, whether those listed are all the studies during the period as requested in the original question, or just those authorised by the Department; and in that Answer what was meant by “disproportionate cost” in the supply of a complete answer to a parliamentary question.      (HL2273)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the same standards of safety for public transport in Northern Ireland as the rest of the United Kingdom; and why Northern Ireland Railways is not subject to the same rail safety arrangements as the rest of the United Kingdom through the Railway Inspectorate.      (HL2275)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the comments of the Deputy Prime Minister, following the recent Paddington crash, that slam door carriages must have electric locks fitted by 2004, apply to Northern Ireland Railways.      (HL2276)

23rd 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 unreleased covenants affecting the land in question.      (HL2571)

The Baroness Howells of St DavidsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to support British firms trading internationally.      (HL2606)

The Lord AlliTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the first statutory review of the British Potato Council.      (HL2607)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for causing explosions, criminal damage etc, have been brought in respect of animal liberation groups in the last five years; how many resulted in convictions; and whether they are satisfied with the level of co-operation between police forces with the purpose of preventing such crimes.      (HL2608)

The Lord Jenkin of RodingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 22nd May (WA 43), whether the figures for turnout in the elections for the Mayor and Greater London Assembly include or exclude spoiled ballot papers; and whether they will give the figures for spoiled ballot papers at each of the seven London elections referred to in that Written Answer.      (HL2609)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether anyone other than a military person or a diplomat has been appointed as a Lieutenant Governor of any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man; and, if so, when and where.      (HL2610)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 22nd May (WA 59), whether the salaries of the Lieutenant Governors of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are tax free.      (HL2611)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why it is necessary to have a Lieutenant Governor for Jersey and one for Guernsey.      (HL2612)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the evidence for the statement by Lord Sainsbury of Turville during the debate on Part-time Workers Regulations 2000 (HL Deb, 22nd May, col. 563) that “All businesses knew that the legislation was imminent and had plenty of time to prepare for it”.      (HL2613)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the debate on the Part-time Workers Regulations 2000 on 22nd May, who will pay for the backdated pension costs of (a) the £4 billion estimated by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville at col. 564 and (b) the eventual cost of the Regulations themselves; and, if these burdens are to fall on business, how they equate that with his statement at col. 553 that “The Government are concerned that the regulations placed on business are not overly burdensome, particularly on small businesses”.      (HL2614)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would have introduced the Part-time Workers Regulations 2000 in their present form if they had not been obliged to do so by the European Union.      (HL2615)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money they have spent and are planning to spend in the immediate future on killing badgers.      (HL2616)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the French whole herd slaughter policy of BSE-affected herds has led to a serious distortion of the recorded figures for the incidence of BSE.      (HL2617)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to adopt a whole herd slaughter policy for future BSE incidents.      (HL2618)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the action, last week, of the Labour Members of the European Parliament who voted for a retrospective whole herd slaughter policy.      (HL2619)

The Lord GlentoranTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much progress has been made in reaching an accurate assessment of the number of pig and poultry installations which are subject to regulation under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.      (HL2620)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their advice to former Directors General of the Security Service about publishing their memoirs.      (HL2621)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that, in notifying the Government on 17th April of the genetically modified contamination of certain oil seed rape seed, Advanta had effectively put the issue in the public domain.      (HL2622)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent genetically modified seed contamination incident, by what date they will publish the results of the promised review into safe planting distances.      (HL2623)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many versions of genetically modified food crops have already been granted a European part C marketing consent.      (HL2624)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the purpose of the Farm Scale Evaluations will be undermined by European part C marketing consents.      (HL2625)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will advise farmers who have inadvertently planted genetically modified contaminated seed to plough it up; and, if so, whether they will advise them to do so before 31st May or to wait until the crop has flowered.      (HL2626)

The Lord WeatherillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for revising the original cost of criminal record checks on volunteers under Part V of the Police Act 1997; and what is the likely cost per annum to individuals.      (HL2627)

The Lord WeatherillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have undertaken to examine the financial impact of criminal record checks on the voluntary sector; and whether the report will be published.      (HL2628)

The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many girls in care became pregnant in 1999; and what percentage of the total number of girls in care became pregnant before they reached the age of 16.      (HL2629)

The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children in the care of local authorities are now housed in Bed and Breakfast accommodation.      (HL2630)

The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children currently in care are known to be suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.      (HL2631)

The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many school age children of 16 or below are known to be suffering from sexually transmitted diseases; what are the comparative figures for 1970, 1980, 1990 and 1998-99; and what is the annual cost of their treatment.      (HL2632)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

[The date in square brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]

Waiting for Second Reading


To be heard by the Examiners on Thursday 25th May at 10.00 am

    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
    Insolvency [HL]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
    Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
    Terrorism [6th June]
    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

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

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY

European Union (Select Committee)in Brussels
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
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
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

THURSDAY 25TH MAY

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

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
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)
Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.30 pm
(jointly with the House of Commons Information Committee)in Committee Room 6

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE

Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)3.00 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE

Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

 
 
 
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