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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

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

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

At half-past two o’clock

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 Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they propose in policy towards Zimbabwe in the light of the result of the election there.

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

THURSDAY 29TH JUNE

*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.

*The Lord Goodhart—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring forward legislation to ratify the International Criminal Court.

†*The Baroness Sharp of Guildford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the immediate next steps they plan to take in the light of the unravelling of the human genetic code announced on 26th June.

Trustee Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Chancellor]

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

Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000—The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 25th May be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Restoration of Devolved Government) Order 2000—The Lord Falconer of Thoroton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2000—The Lord Falconer of Thoroton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2000—The Lord Falconer of Thoroton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 8th June be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

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]

Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990 (Amendment) Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Amendment) Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

Attorney General’s Salary Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 15th June be approved. [22nd Report from the Joint Committee]

London Local Authorities (Charges for Stopping Up Orders) Regulations 2000—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8th June be approved. [21st Report from the Joint Committee]

†European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000—The Baroness Scotland of Asthal to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 19th June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

†International Seabed Authority (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000—The Baroness Scotland of Asthal to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on be 19th June approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

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 Baroness Massey of Darwen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote cricket in English schools.

*The Lord Steel of Aikwood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the conditions under which electoral observers worked in Zimbabwe.

*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.

Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill—Committee [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

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

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.

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.

*The Baroness Knight of Collingtree—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to National Health Service hospitals to make funds available for preparations for Britain to join the Euro.

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

Terrorism Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

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.

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.

Utilities Bill—Report [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

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.

†*The Lord Thomson of Monifieth—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult other Commonwealth governments about action to ensure that the human rights provisions of the Harare Declaration are being observed in relation to the Anglophone minority in the Cameroon Republic.

†Transport Bill—Committee (on Re-commitment) [The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston]

FRIDAY 7TH JULY

[At eleven o’clock]

Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Kingsland]

Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill—Second Reading [The Baroness Hanham]

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

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.

*The Viscount Craigavon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how their aim of universal access to reproductive health care is affected by the recent reduction in the proportion of funding which they give to NGO projects in this field.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the proposal for a university degree course in detection and investigation of crime.

*The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the report of the inspectors into the affairs of the business dealing of the late Robert Maxwell and Mirror Group Newspapers to be published.

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.

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any further consideration has been given to the starting time for the proposed minimum half-fare concession for pensioners on public transport.

WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

The Lord Morgan

*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.

*The Lord Dubs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make any decisions regarding treatment of multiple sclerosis in the light of recommendations from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

THURSDAY 13TH JULY

*The Lord Janner of Braunstone—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise the compulsory retirement age of the legal secretary to the Law Officers and other senior officials in the Law Officers’ Department from 60 to 65.

*The Lord Williamson of Horton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether National Health Service arrangements for the care and treatment of patients with schizophrenia are adequate.

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that upgrading early warning radar sites in the United Kingdom to support the proposed United States nuclear missile defence system would break the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

MONDAY 17TH JULY

*The Lord Hunt of Chesterton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their energy policy in the light of the 22nd Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

TUESDAY 18TH JULY

*The Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the acquisition and development of future armoured vehicles for the British army.

*The Lord Renton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government by approximately how many people the population of the United Kingdom has increased since 1st January 1960; and how many square miles of countryside have been used for (a) housing and (b) industrial development since that date.

†*The Lord Lea of Crondall—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the scope of the European Union High Level Group on a Single European Sky, which is to present its final report in the first half of 2001.

WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY

*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new proposals they will be putting to the United Nations millennium meetings on the future of humanitarian intervention by the United Nations, including military intervention.

*The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priorities they advocate for the Commonwealth during the tenure of the present Secretary-General.

†*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the total cost to the taxpayer in the current financial year of the Parliaments and Assemblies in the United Kingdom; and how this compares with the cost for the last financial year.

THURSDAY 20TH JULY

†*The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to make public their analysis of the replies to the consultation paper “Higher Hedges: Possible Solutions”.

TUESDAY 25TH JULY

†*The Lord Patten—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their top three priorities for the rest of this Parliament.

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY

*The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any trend among health authorities to cut back on funding for complementary therapies for people with HIV/AIDS.

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 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 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.

The Lord Vivian—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current situation in Cyprus.

The Lord Bishop of Rochester—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Turkey’s application for membership of the European Union, what they and the European Union are doing to assist Turkey in its efforts to improve its internal human rights record.

The Lord Tanlaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn regarding potentially hazardous Near Earth Objects.

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 Earl Howe—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the care and treatment of patients with hepatitis C.

†The Earl of Sandwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether since 1997 their international development budget has been directed more towards the world’s poorest and most neglected communities.

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 Lord Tomlinson—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The World Trade Organisation: the EU mandate after Seattle (10th Report, HL Paper 76). [22nd June]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 27th 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)

25th May

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)

6th June

The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all crops produced from the unauthorised sowing of genetically modified seed do not enter the food chain.      (HL2719)

27th June

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the Research Council held in Luxembourg on 15th June.      (HL3058)

The Lord Hughes of WoodsideTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Board on Family Law intends to publish its Third Annual Report.      (HL3059)

The Lord ActonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have granted a licence for the export of demining vehicles for use by the HALO trust in Kosovo.      (HL3060)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which states have signed but not yet ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention; and what action they are taking to persuade such states to ratify.      (HL3061)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which states have not yet signed the Chemical Weapons Convention; and what action they are taking to persuade such states to sign and ratify.      (HL3062)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest evaluation of the technical feasibility and expense of a United States National Missile Defence System.      (HL3063)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on the preparation of the Protocol to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention; when they expect it to be ready for ratification; and whether they expect it to enhance the prospects for the complete and permanent elimination of biological and toxin weapons.      (HL3064)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what new initiatives they are taking with the United States and other allies to accelerate the elimination of the nuclear and missile threat.      (HL3065)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what studies they are making of the relative future likelihood of missile attack or terrorist attack on the United Kingdom and its major allies; and what global policies they believe are necessary to reduce the prospect of either.      (HL3066)

The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government—

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness David on 14th December 1998 (WA 135), whether corporal punishment of children—

is still permitted under existing legislation in the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey; Jersey; and the Isle of Man.      (HL3068)

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action has been taken to ensure that section 131 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 is complied with—

The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the function of the—

The Duke of MontroseTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the best and the worst average police response times to emergency calls in each of the 16 non-Metropolitan Police Forces for each of the last five years.      (HL3071)

The Duke of MontroseTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the target response time to emergency calls for Metropolitan Police Forces.      (HL3072)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to strengthen the European Union’s position in relation to the government of the Sudan and its human rights record.      (HL3073)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received applications for Export Credits Guarantee Department cover in respect of exports to the Sudan related to the development and production of oil; if so, for what amounts; and whether such cover can be made conditional on the making and implementation of an internal peace agreement.      (HL3074)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the roles and functions of theatres whose work falls outside the remit of the Boyden Report and the Arts Council of England report The Next Stage (which covers the 50 English Regional Producing Theatres).      (HL3075)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess and clarify the roles of the Arts Council of England and the Regional Arts Boards.      (HL3076)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to launch a national policy on theatre in England.      (HL3077)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement in the Boyden Report Stage One, on the English Regional Producing Theatres, that “National policy cannot start from the proposition that all 50 theatres under review have an inalienable right of access to public funding to produce at levels set by historical precedent”.      (HL3078)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make it a requirement that the cultural plans submitted by local authorities should make funding of theatres within their area a mandatory element of their budget provision.      (HL3079)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that children leave school with a knowledge of the core texts of English literature.      (HL3080)

The Lord ReaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take, either alone or in conjunction with other donors, to meet the severe food shortage in Eritrea which is expected to result from population displacement from agricultural areas during the recent conflict.      (HL3081)

The Lord ReaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will intercede with the Ethiopian government to allow Eritrean farmers to return to areas now occupied by Ethiopia in time for the current planting season.      (HL3082)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the protection offered to asylum seekers from Sri Lanka with a history of torture, in the light of the report published by the Medical Foundation, Caring for the Victims of Torture.      (HL3083)

The Earl of ShrewsburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much violent crime involving handguns has decreased since Royal Assent was given to the Firearms Act 1997.      (HL3084)

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

    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)
    Freedom of Information
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers [28th June]
    Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
    Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
    Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) [3rd July]
    Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL] [3rd July]
    Royal Parks (Trading)
    Sea Fishing Grants (Charges)
    Carers and Disabled Children
    Countryside and Rights of Way

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    European Parliamentary Elections [HL]
    Transport [6th July]

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Government Resources and Accounts [4th July]
    Postal Services [29th June]
    Insolvency [HL]
    Utilities [5th July]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL] [7th July]
    Terrorism [4th July]
    Trustee [HL] [29th June]
    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security

Sent to the Commons

    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
    Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL]
    Local Government [HL]
    Learning and Skills [HL]
    Census (Amendment) [HL]
    Care Standards [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
    London Local Authorities [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]
    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [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 Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Sheep
    Draft Legal Aid (Functions) Order 2000
    Draft Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
    Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2000

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    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
    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
    Draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers
    Draft European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000
    Draft International Seabed Authority (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000
    Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000
    Draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000
    Draft Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000
    Draft Insider Dealing (Securities and Regulated Markets) (Amendment) Order 2000
    Draft Education (School Government) (Terms of Reference) (England) Regulations 2000
    Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000

SPECIAL PROCEDURE ORDER IN PROGRESS

Waiting for expiry of Resolution period

    Devil’s Dyke Brighton and Hove Compulsory Rights Order 2000 [17th July]

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee F)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)3.30 pm

MONDAY 3RD JULY

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

TUESDAY 4TH JULY

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 IIA)2.00 pm
(Genetic Databases)
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
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
Administration and Works (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY

European Union (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am

TUESDAY 11TH JULY

European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
(Inter-Governmental Conference)
Finance and Staff (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

FRIDAY 14TH JULY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)in Colindale

WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY

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

 
 
 
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