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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.

FRIDAY 16TH JUNE

At eleven o’clock

Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord Kingsland]

Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [HL]Report [The Baroness Knight of Collingtree]

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.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [18th and 21st Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡The Lord Greenway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to prevent the spread of Crohn’s disease.

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.

Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]—Third Reading

Terrorism Bill—Report [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

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

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.

House of Lords’ Offices—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 5th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 70) be agreed to.

Utilities Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey] [19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

†[The Lord McIntosh of Haringey intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.]

†‡Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12th May be approved. [19th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12th May be approved. [19th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2000—The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 4th May be approved. [18th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Horticultural Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000—The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 18th May be approved. [20th Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

Child Support, Pensions and Welfare Bill—Report [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]

‡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.

FRIDAY 23RD JUNE

[At eleven o’clock]

Trustee Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Chancellor]

European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL]—Report [The Lord Pearson of Rannoch]

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).

Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill—Second Reading [The Baroness Hayman]

Carers and Disabled Children Bill—Second Reading [The Baroness Pitkeathley]

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.

*The Lord Morris of Castle Morris—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to implement the 1991 National Parks Review Panel and Countryside Agency recommendation that national parks funding should increase by £10 million.

†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.

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.

*The Lord Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that valid British credit cards are universally acceptable in France.

*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the five economic tests proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for joining the European single currency are closer to, or further from, being met than when they were first stated.

†‡The Lord Waddington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding Zimbabwe public service pensioners living in Britain.

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

The Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

*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.

*The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the Anglo-Peruvian agreement made in July 1998 between the Prime Minister and President Fujimori, in the light of the Peruvian Presidential election.

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

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.

*The Lord Laird—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the levels of compensation and pension paid to the families of Royal Ulster Constabulary members murdered before 1982.

*The Lord Eden of Winton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking any action in relation to the situation in Sri Lanka.

†Postal Services Bill—Report [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville]

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE

†[At eleven o’clock]

†Street Works Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Peyton of Yeovil]

†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).

†Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Lester of Herne Hill]

MONDAY 3RD JULY

†*The Lord Greaves—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to deal with the widespread abuse of proxy voting in elections.

†*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they feel that present regional policies are benefiting the Northern Region.

TUESDAY 4TH JULY

*The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what part the Government and the Prime Minister will play in the meetings of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to be held in London and Edinburgh in September.

*The Baroness Sharples—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to alleviate the shortage of pathologists in the National Health Service.

*The Baroness Masham of Ilton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of nurses employed in London hospitals are agency nurses.

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.

*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives they have taken to help British farmers and growers obtain a local market and a fair return for their produce.

*The Lord Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the work of clearing the Danube at Novi Sad, funded by the European Union, will be completed; and whether temporary arrangements can be made for transferring freight around the obstructions.

THURSDAY 6TH JULY

†*The Lord Davies of Oldham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Stewart Report, they will introduce legislation to ban the use of mobile telephones whilst driving.

†*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether significant action has been taken to respond to the problem of fuel poverty.

MONDAY 10TH JULY

†*The Lord Quirk—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the most recent annual report from H M Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 13th June.

TUESDAY 11TH JULY

*The Lord Tombs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the consultation paper on nuclear waste which was promised in their response to the report of the Select Committee on Science and Technology on Management of Nuclear Waste (3rd Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 41).

*The Baroness Rendell of Babergh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the spread of HIV/AIDS in some African countries, what warnings, if any, they offer to men and women from the United Kingdom about to visit Africa.

†*The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat tobacco smuggling.

WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

*The Lord Ackner—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decisions of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in R v. Weiz and the Attorney General’s Reference No. 3/1999 on 26th May, whether they will refer to the Law Commission the question whether the statutory restrictions on the use of DNA to be found in section 64 (3B) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 should be maintained or relaxed; and, if not, why not.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Chief Medical Officer’s Task Force on chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis is expected to report.

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

The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the use of information technology to promote the development of the tourism industry in England.

The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the possibility of a world shortage of oil should influence strategic plans for the electrification of a greater proportion of the railway system.

The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask the Leader of the House whether she will support the introduction of a procedure in this House comparable to the Early Day Motion procedure in the House of Commons.

The Lord Graham of Edmonton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the findings of the Ministerial working party on the welfare of park home owners before the summer recess.

The Baroness Hooper—To call attention to developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.

†The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what relationship they have in mind for the National Health Service with the private health sector.

†The Lord Thomas of Gresford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Court of Appeal decision in Heil v. Rankin and others, given on 23rd March, they will restore the scheme for compensation of the victims of violent crime assessed on the basis of common law damages, and abandon the tariff scheme which replaced it on 1st April 1996.

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 15th June, or unanswered after 21 days]

18th May

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list all injectible medical products approved for use in the United Kingdom which either contain material of bovine origin or use such material in their preparation.      (HL2573)

22nd May

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

23rd May

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)

24th May

The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 23rd May (WA 78), what are the criteria or definitions that the British Government use in defining an economic cycle; whether the British definition of an economic cycle is the same as that used by the European Commission in the context of economic and monetary union; when the economic cycle that ended in the United Kingdom in the second half of 1996 began; and what the budget surpluses and deficits were as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in those years.      (HL2659)

25th May

The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 24th May (HL Deb, col. 773) that it was necessary to prepare a new business plan for the Dome as a result of over-estimates of visitor numbers, when the sole shareholder in the New Millennium Experience Company was informed of the need for such a plan.      (HL2674)

The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of visitors to the Dome, on a month by month basis, have been admitted free or on a reduced price ticket.      (HL2675)

The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 24th May (HL Deb, col. 773) that the Millennium Commission concluded independently that an extra £29 million should be committed to funding the Dome, whether the Department for Culture, Media and Sport issued any guidance or direction to the Commission, or its accounting officer, in this matter.      (HL2677)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, regarding the inquiry into the crash of a Chinook helicopter on the Mull of Kintyre in June 1984—

15th June

The Baroness PitkeathleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the review of the public sector ombudsmen in England.      (HL2914)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the eighth annual report of the National Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Surveillance Unit.      (HL2915)

The Lord Hughes of WoodsideTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the outcome of the additional round of the Science Enterprise Challenge will be announced.      (HL2916)

The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent talks they have had with the North Sea drift net fishermen on the progress being made to close the North Sea Drift Fishery; and whether compensation is being considered to assist the process.      (HL2917)

The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether discussions have taken place with draft net fishermen and their official representatives on the prospects of banning the use of nylon monofilament gill nets.      (HL2918)

The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures have been introduced since the establishment of the Environment Agency to curb illegal fishing; and with what success.      (HL2919)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to initiate the “major co-ordinated programme of change” which is recommended in an OSA Management Report of May on staff attitudes and stress in the Crown Prosecution Service.      (HL2920)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reduce public expenditure in the coming year on the Crown Prosecution Service; and, if so, what are the reasons.      (HL2921)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to merge the offices of H M Chief Inspector of Prisons and H M Chief Inspector of Probation; and, if so, what justification there is for making such a change.      (HL2922)

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when, and for what reasons, the words “After-Care” were omitted from the formal title of the Probation Service.      (HL2923)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 16th May (WA 7), what additional funding has been sought by the Countryside Agency for a new restoration initiative to restore open downland and provide access to it in the South Downs; whether such funding includes a number of mechanisms which would allow the Countryside Agency, or another body, to purchase targeted land on the open market; and whether they can confirm that £60 million has been allocated to the Countryside Agency or other bodies for the purpose of restoration work in the South Downs.      (HL2924)

The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations, made to the Government and accepted by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 1st February, by the three working groups established to look into red tape and bureaucracy; how many of these proposals, which do not require approval by the European Union, have been acted upon, and how many are outstanding; and how many of these proposals which require agreement by the European Union have been approved and acted upon, and how many are outstanding.      (HL2925)

The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chinook Mark 2 had a complete set of Flight Reference Cards at the time of the fatal crash of ZD 576 in June 1994; and, if so, whether they included drills covering the possibility of Fully Automated Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) malfunctions.      (HL2926)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the advice they have given to the government of the Republic of Austria on how they can cease to be the only member of the United Nations with whom the Government has a policy of refusing bilateral Ministerial meetings.      (HL2927)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the political, human rights or other offences committed by the government of the Republic of Austria which have led to their being the only member of the United Nations with which the Government has a policy of refusing bilateral Ministerial meetings.      (HL2928)

The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give, for the last year for which figures are available, the hectarage of tobacco grown in each country of the European Union and the amount of subsidy paid from the Common Agricultural Policy.      (HL2929)

The Lord GreavesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a marked register, open to inspection, of persons voting by post or elections.      (HL2930)

The Lord GreavesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what services, other than accommodation, are provided to asylum seekers who are dispersed under the new arrangements in place since 3rd April under the terms of the contracts with accommodation providers.      (HL2931)

The Lord GreavesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the terms of the contracts with the providers of accommodation to asylum seekers, who are dispersed under the new arrangements in place since 3rd April, will be varied so that local authorities, voluntary organisations and churches who wish to provide support to the asylum seekers in their areas may be provided with their names and addresses.      (HL2932)

The Lord GreavesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what additions and changes have been made in the list of contracts that have been entered into between the National Asylum Support Agency and the providers of accommodation since 15th May.      (HL2933)

The Lord GreavesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide for asylum seekers to collect their vouchers from sub-post offices where they are the main post office in a town and where—

The Earl of Mar and KellieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give urgent consideration to the re-inclusion of Carsebridge, Alloa, as an Assisted Area for Regional Selective Assistance.      (HL2935)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which banks issue notes which are legal tender throughout the United Kingdom; what is the highest denomination note currently issued by each such bank; and what is the Government’s policy on the issue, use and availability of high value bank notes.      (HL2936)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average price of feed wheat produced in the United Kingdom in each of the last ten years.      (HL2937)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills

    European Parliamentary Elections [HL] [20th June]

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    Colchester Borough Council [HL]

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] [16th June]
    Freedom of Information
    Utilities [21st June]
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers [19th June]
    Transport
    Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
    Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
    Television Licences (Disclosure of Information)
    Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL] [23rd June]
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security [22nd June]
    Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL] [16th June]
    Terrorism [20th June]
    Trustee [HL] [23rd June]
    Government Resources and Accounts
    Postal Services [29th June]
    Insolvency [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL] [20th 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]

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000
    Draft Attorney General’s Salary Order 2000
    Draft Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2000
    Draft Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Horticultural Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000
    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
    Draft London Local Authorities (Charges for Stopping Up Orders) Regulations 2000
    Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) 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]

MONDAY 19TH JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee F)in Warsaw

TUESDAY 20TH 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)
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
Refreshment (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (European Parliamentary4.15 pm
Elections Bill [HL])

WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE

European Union (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

THURSDAY 22ND JUNE

Science and Technology (Select Committee)in Portcullis House

MONDAY 26TH JUNE

Liaison Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE

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

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

MONDAY 3RD JULY

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

TUESDAY 4TH JULY

Administration and Works (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY

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

 
 
 
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