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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

Items marked are expected to be taken during the dinner adjournment.

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE

At three o’clock

[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.

*The Lord Greaves—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in the light of the Report by the Audit Commission “Another Country—implementing dispersal under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999”.

†Utilities Bill—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Utilities Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clause 2

Schedule 2

Clauses 4 to 9

Clause 13

Clause 10

Clause 14

Clause 11

Clause 15

Clause 12

Clause 16

Clauses 17 to 28

Clause 74

Clause 85

Clauses 29 to 31

Clause 73

Clauses 32 to 39

Clauses 80 to 82

Clause 40

Clause 84

Clause 41

Clause 86

Clause 42

Clause 87

Clauses 43 to 50

Schedule 4

Clause 83

Clause 51

Schedule 5

Clause 52

Clause 88

Clause 53

Clause 89

Clause 54

Clause 90

Clause 55

Clause 91

Clause 56

Clause 92

Clause 57

Clause 93

Clause 58

Clause 94

Clause 59

Clause 95

Clause 60

Clause 96

Clauses 61 to 68

Clause 97

Clause 69

Clause 98

Clauses 70 to 72

Clause 101

Clauses 75 to 79

Clauses 99 and 100

Clause 102

Clause 3

Schedule 3

Clauses 103 to 105

Schedules 6 to 8

Clauses 106 and 107.

†Postal Services Bill—Committee [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville] [19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

†Railtrack (Waverley Station) Order Confirmation Bill—Consideration on Report [The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale]

Financial Services and Markets Bill—Consideration of Commons amendments [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [18th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

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] [19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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]

†ROYAL ASSENT

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 to address the gender-related problems of disadvantaged 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.

†*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the ruling of Mr Justice Kerr on 2nd May in relation to the declaration which Queen’s Counsel in Northern Ireland have since 1995 been required to make that they will “well and truly serve Queen Elizabeth II”.

*The Lord Randall of St Budeaux—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce graffiti in the United Kingdom significantly.

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE

*The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that, if lessons on vehicle driving and road-craft were included in the appropriate schools curricula, it would improve driving skills for the young and reduce accidents.

†*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to introduce to encourage the take-up of private health insurance.

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

†*The Lord Watson of Richmond—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the recommendation of the Nuffield Languages Inquiry that languages should have the same status as literacy, numeracy and information communication technology as a key skill and whether they will consequently make a commitment to early language training for all children.

*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.

THURSDAY 29TH JUNE

†*The Baroness Williams of Crosby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring forward legislation to ratify the International Criminal Court.

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.

The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set up a Committee of Inquiry into the financing and operation of the Millennium Dome.

The Baroness Rawlings—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what aid provision they have made for British-based small charities operating overseas.

†The Lord Chalfont—To move to resolve, That this House calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to reconsider, and possibly set aside, the verdict of gross negligence brought against the deceased aircrew of Chinook Helicopter ZD 576.

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 or amended on 7th June, or unanswered after 21 days]

11th May

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)

17th May

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

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

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

7th June

The Baroness Gibson of Market RasenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the report by His Honour Gerald Butler QC concerning the handling of the case of R v. Doran and others has been delivered; what information concerning it will be published; and what action the Government will take in response.      (HL2733)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will report progress on future testing in England for the cattle diseases enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) and brucellosis.      (HL2734)

The Lord HaskelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 17th May (WA 27), whether the report on the study of seed sourcing and the possibility of genetically modified seed in imported seed is now available.      (HL2735)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many attacks by white people on members of ethnic minority groups in the Metropolitan Police area were classified as racial crimes during the last year for which figures are available.      (HL2736)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many attacks by members of ethnic minority groups upon white people in the Metropolitan Police area were classified as racial crimes during the last year for which figures are available.      (HL2737)

The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any papers or documents relating to the crash of Chinook Helicopter ZD 576 have been or are being destroyed; and, if so, whether they will ensure that there is no further such destruction.      (HL2738)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that Governors’ Adjudications are compatible with Article 6.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to a fair and impartial tribunal), in the light of Campbell & Fell v. United Kingdom (1984) and Article 5.4 (Weeks v. United Kingdom).      (HL2739)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with the independent evaluation of the work of Kainos in prisons; and when they expect to publish the report.      (HL2740)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a prisoner who is suffering from a progressive illness which is likely to cause death within a few years is entitled to make an application for compassionate release on form 210 at his own discretion; and whether, if he is refused permission to make such an application, he may be examined by an independent specialist of his own choice.      (HL2741)

The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, if a farmer enters conversion to organic production prior to the opening of the Organic Farming Scheme next year, he will remain eligible to apply for grant aid under the Scheme in 2001.      (HL2742)

The Lord ReaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the military offensive launched by Ethiopia against Eritrea on 12th May, what was the source of information which led Baroness Scotland of Asthal to state on 5th April (HL Deb, col. 1409) that “We understand that the government of Ethiopia are now in a position to accept the OFU peace package and that a peaceful solution may be in sight”.      (HL2743)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the rank or grade of the civil servant who, on behalf of the Secretary of State—

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the civil servants who, on behalf of the Secretary of State—

had any legal training or qualifications.      (HL2745)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many days relevant training were undertaken by the civil servants who, on behalf of the Secretary of State—

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why they believe that the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and the Carriers’ Liability (Clandestine Entrants and Sale of Transporters) Regulations 2000 comply with the European Convention on Human Rights.      (HL2747)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the proceeds of the sale of the Millennium Dome site will be payable to—

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the letter of direction for the payment of an extra £29 million to the Millennium Dome.      (HL2749)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 17th March (WA 235-236), whether the Culture Diversity Network has reported to the Secretary of State regarding a specific programme of action to raise the representation of our multicultural society on and behind the television screen; and, if so, whether that report will be published.      (HL2750)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 17th March (WA 235-236), what steps the Secretary of State has taken to monitor the progress of the Culture Diversity Network.      (HL2751)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 17th March (WA 235-236), what progress has been made by the group set up by the British Screen Advisory Council at the request of the Secretary of State to raise the representation of our multicultural society in the film industry.      (HL2752)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 22nd May (WA 64-65), when they will announce the timetable of the consultation exercise about options for modernising the Tourism (Sleeping Accommodation Price Display) Order 1997.      (HL2753)

The Lord Williams of ElvelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 6th June (WA 148), whether they are satisfied, regardless of whether an investigation under section 59 of the Electricity Act 1989 is to be conducted, 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 in respect of unreleased covenants affecting the land in question.      (HL2754)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Lord Chancellor at any time received representations from the Lord Browne-Wilkinson and other members of the Appellate Committee about Lord Hoffmann during the case of General Pinochet; and, if so, what were those representations.      (HL2755)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the terms of reference of the consultation in respect of additional airport runway capacity in the South East; and which bodies they have invited to respond.      (HL2756)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support British Airways’ proposals for a third runway at Heathrow submitted in response to a two-year Government consultation programme.      (HL2757)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how a consultation programme for additional runway capacity in the South East will be undertaken alongside the Enquiry into Terminal 5 at Heathrow.      (HL2758)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in assessing bids for new or extended rail passenger franchises, what weight is given to—

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what levels of poor service to passengers would exclude existing franchise operators from being awarded new or extended rail passenger franchises in compliance with the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising Objectives, Instructions and Guidance for the Secretary of State.      (HL2760)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many drivers of motor vehicles have been prosecuted for speeding in the last five years.      (HL2761)

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

    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
    Sexual Offences (Amendment)
    Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
    Freedom of Information
    Postal Services [8th June]
    Utilities [13th June]
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers [12th June]
    Transport
    Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]

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]
    Terrorism
    Trustee [HL]

Waiting for consideration on Report

    Railtrack (Waverley Station) Order Confirmation [12th June]

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]

Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments

    Financial Services and Markets [12th June]

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
    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) 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

SPECIAL PROCEDURE ORDER IN PROGRESS

Waiting for expiry of petitioning period

    Devil’s Dyke Brighton and Hove Compulsory Rights Order 2000 [26th June]

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee B)in Paris
Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL] 10.30 am
(Unopposed Bill Committee)in the Moses Room
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)in Southampton
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)3.30 pm
(Aircraft Cabin Environment)
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)4.10 pm
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE

Refreshment (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE

Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.45 pm
in the Moses Room

MONDAY 3RD JULY

Procedure of the House Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

 
 
 
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