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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 6TH JUNE

At half-past two o’clock

*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.

†Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 46

Schedule 1

Clauses 47 to 57

Schedule 2

Clauses 58 to 73

Schedules 3 and 4

Clause 74.

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

‡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.

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 Lord Pilkington of Oxenford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to promote a reduction in the proportion of children from independent schools who are admitted to United Kingdom universities.

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.

†Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Ahmed]

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] [4th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE

[Prayers will have been read]

*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.

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

‡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.

†[If the Financial Services and Markets Bill is returned from the Commons, it will be considered before the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill this day]

In the Moses Room

†At 4.30 pm

Government Resources and Accounts Bill—Grand Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

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.

†Utilities Bill—Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†‡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.

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.

The Lord Baker of Dorking—To call attention to the state of Higher Education in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

†Horserace Totalisator Board Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Viscount Astor]

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.

†Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill—Second Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Baroness Anelay of St Johns]

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

In the Moses Room

At 4.00 pm

†Insolvency Bill [HL]—Grand Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

FRIDAY 16TH JUNE

[At eleven o’clock]

The Lord Hope of Craighead—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (8th Report, HL Paper 67).

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.

*The Earl of Sandwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they expect in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative at the G8 Summit in Okinawa.

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.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking as a result of the Audit Commission’s report, published in March, on the quality of artificial limbs, surgical appliances and disability equipment services in the United Kingdom.

†*The Lord Roberts of Conwy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards increasing the number of medical students in the United Kingdom.

THURSDAY 22ND JUNE

†*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the additional resources allocated to the National Health Service by the Budget have been devoted to the accumulated deficits and debts of Health Authorities and Trusts.

†*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have of bullying in the Army; and what steps they are taking to eliminate it.

†*The Baroness Whitaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards phasing out tied aid to developing countries.

MONDAY 26TH JUNE

†*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the circumstances which prevent them from adopting and advocating an International Convention outlawing nuclear weapons, as is the case with chemical and biological weapons.

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

†*The Lord Watson of Richmond—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to implement the recommendations of the Nuffield Languages Inquiry.

†*The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate United Kingdom interests at the 3rd World Water Forum to be held in Japan in 2003.

WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY

†*The Lord Morris of Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements have been made to mark the visit to London of Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard and his delegation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act.

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 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 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.

The Lord Harrison—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the review of driving licence regulations, which currently prevent insulin-treated diabetics from driving vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and many passenger carrying vehicles, will examine the merits of individual assessment of fitness to drive, taking into account the practices of other European Union States.

The Lord Howell of Guildford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to a requirement for light civil aircraft and helicopters to be fitted with quieter engines and, where practicable, with hush kits.

The Lord Greaves—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether implementation of the arrangements for the dispersal and support of asylum seekers is satisfactory.

†The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons can be drawn from the reports to the United Nations on UN operations in Srebrenica and Rwanda.

†The Lord Harrison—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by Peter Boyden to the Arts Council on English Regional Producing Theatres.

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]

The Earl of Selborne—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on A European Food Authority (7th Report, HL Paper 66). [24th May]

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EU Proposals to Combat Discrimination (9th Report, HL Paper 68). [25th May]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled on 5th June, or unanswered after 21 days]

8th May

The Lord VinsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new Food Standards Agency will take steps to examine and assess the scientific rationale used by the Soil Association when awarding organic status to various food products.      (HL2361)

10th May

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice is being given by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency regarding the correct taxation class for a vehicle used to pump concrete or other building materials at a building site, when the vehicle is not used to carry any materials other than water used in conjunction with the machinery.      (HL2427)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it would be in the public interest for the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute a vehicle operator when the operator had followed the advice of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.      (HL2430)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to reduce the delays in repairs to broken escalators at London Underground stations; and how many of these escalators have been out of operation (a) for over three months and (b) for over six months.      (HL2434)

11th May

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that there should be a small number of large capacity incinerators instead of a large number of small capacity incinerators for the disposal of domestic and farm animal carcasses; and, if so, what arrangements they propose to be made for the storage prior to collection, collection and transportation of carcasses and other animal waste products from farms, hunt kennels and veterinary surgeries with particular regard to the prevention of environmental pollution and disease contamination.      (HL2438)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have evidence that all small capacity incinerators exceed the emission levels laid down in the draft Incineration of Waste Directive and, if only some makes of incinerator are unsatisfactory, whether those incinerators could not be replaced by machines that comply with the emission requirements.      (HL2440)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what type of cars are used in Government Departments; and whether they will show in tabular form which Departments and which make or makes of cars.      (HL2458)

15th May

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still committed to the concept of “parity of esteem” as set out in the Belfast Agreement; and whether this accords with the views of the Republic of Ireland’s Foreign Minister.      (HL2488)

5th June

The Lord Hughes of WoodsideTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the provision of bilateral development assistance to Pakistan.      (HL2697)

The Baroness PitkeathleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the United Nations Conference “Women 2000: Gender, Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-First Century”.      (HL2698)

The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that small on-farm incinerators should be allowed to continue in operation.      (HL2699)

The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the work of the Boundary Commission for Scotland is running to schedule; and what are (a) the earliest date and (b) the latest date that the reduction in Scottish representation at Westminster stipulated in section 86 of the Scotland Act 1998 is likely to come into effect.      (HL2700)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made to fulfil their manifesto pledge at the 1997 General Election to halve the time between arrest and sentencing for persistent young offenders.      (HL2701)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the administration of Kosovo as a whole after municipal elections have been held; how this policy will further the principle of democratic and accountable government; and what will be the rights of refugees and displaced people in the municipal elections and the rebuilding of democracy.      (HL2702)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the proposition in the Resolution from the United States House of Representatives on 15th June 1999 that the National Islamic Front government is systematically committing genocide in the Southern Sudan; whether this conclusion is confirmed by the Canadian government’s Harker Report and by Reports from the United Nations special rapporteurs; what consequences, if any, there are for relations between the United Kingdom and the Sudan; and what concerted international action would be appropriate.      (HL2703)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which actions and decisions, authorised under Parts I, II and III of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill, by any member, employee or agent of the Government, or any agency thereof, are not subject to review by any of the Commissioners mentioned in Part IV of that Bill.      (HL2704)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the Declaration by the Presidency of the European Union of 26th May on the withdrawal of the European Union’s electoral observation mission from Peru, and the Preliminary Report to the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) by the Head of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission, Dr Eduardo Stein, of 31st May, they will now consult with other European Union governments on the measures to be taken to persuade the government of Peru to return to constitutionality and genuine democracy; and whether in the meanwhile they will invite former Peruvian presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo to Britain for discussions on further initiatives to promote the rule of law in Peru.      (HL2705)

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in addition to the data given in the Written Answers by the Lord Bach on 6th April (WA 151-152) and the Baroness Blackstone on 11th May (WA 232-233), whether they will publish data for the average GCSE point score per 15 year-old pupil for each decile of the distribution for—

The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of (a) a grammar school, and (b) “a pretty standard grammar school” in the phrase attributed to the Lord Privy Seal.      (HL2707)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the responsibilities of the Board of the New Millennium Experience Company to report to Lord Falconer of Thoroton as the sole shareholder on the trading performance of the company; and how they do so.      (HL2708)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the sole shareholder in the New Millennium Experience Company, has had with (a) the Chairman; (b) the Board; and (c) the Chief Executive of that company since 31st December 1999.      (HL2709)

The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 20th March (HL Deb, cols. 7-9), whether their feral cat control programme for Ascension Island has been put into operation; if so, what are the results; and, if not, by when they hope to have it completed.      (HL2710)

The Lord Patel of BlackburnTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision is made in the National Health Service for the practice of non-Christian religions, particularly in areas with considerable non-Christian populations; and how they ensure that all providers of health care make such provision.      (HL2711)

The Lord Patel of BlackburnTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what comparative data are available on (a) levels of maternity care and (b) length of hospital stay among patients of different ethnic backgrounds, in particular from areas with a high ethnic population.      (HL2712)

The Lord ColwynTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims for clinical negligence against Hospital Trusts in England and Wales were outstanding at the end of March 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 respectively; what proportion of these claims concerned National Health Service dentistry; and what effect they expect the recent Court of Appeal judgment on the ten personal injury cases to have on future claims.      (HL2713)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL] [8th June]
    Colchester Borough Council [HL]

Committed to a Grand Committee

    Trustee [HL] [7th June]
    Government Resources and Accounts [12th June]
    Insolvency [HL] [15th June]

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)
    Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
    Freedom of Information
    Postal Services [8th June]
    Utilities [13th June]
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers [12th June]

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
    Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
    Transport

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]
    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

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990 (Amendment) Order 2000
    Draft Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Amendment) Order 2000
    Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Restoration of Devolved Government) Order 2000
    Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) 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]

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee C)in Brussels
European Union (Sub-Committee B)in Brussels
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)
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.30 pm
(jointly with the House of Commons Information Committee)in Committee Room 6

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)3.00 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE

Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL] 10.30 am
(Unopposed Bill Committee)in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE

Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am

 
 
 
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