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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.

Bills marked § have been set down before the expiry of the recommended minimum interval between stages.

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]

§Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord Lester of Herne Hill]

†Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000—The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Legal Aid (Functions) Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 27th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Rules laid before the House on 27th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (Variation) Order 2000—The Lord Bach to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 12th June be approved. [22nd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 21st June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000—The Lord Bassam of Brighton to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 21st June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

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

†Transport Bill—House to be again in Committee (on Re-commitment) [The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston]

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.

†Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—Consideration of Commons amendments [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

Utilities Bill—Third Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

Postal Services Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville] [24th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

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

WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

The Lord Morgan

and

The Baroness Noakes

*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).

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

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

‡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.

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.

†Her Majesty The Queen Mother—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty The Queen as follows—

Most Gracious Sovereign,

†Her Majesty The Queen Mother—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That a Message be conveyed to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother as follows—

Your Majesty,

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

[It is expected that the Report stage of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill will be concluded this day]

FRIDAY 14TH JULY

[At eleven o’clock]

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).

Licensing (Young Persons) Bill—Second Reading [The Baroness Thornton]

Carers and Disabled Children Bill—Committee [The Baroness Pitkeathley]

†Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers—The Lord Sainsbury of Turville to move, That the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 26th June be approved.

†National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000—The Lord Sainsbury of Turville to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26th June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Education (School Government) (Terms of Reference) (England) Regulations 2000—The Baroness Blackstone to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22nd June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th June be approved. [22nd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations 2000—The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19th June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Sheep—The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 19th June be approved. [24th Report from the Joint Committee]

†Insider Dealing (Securities and Regulated Markets) (Amendment) Order 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 22nd June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

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.

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.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the prospects for a national water grid.

*The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in considering the potential of a part-time police force to support regular forces.

*The Lord Addington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress there has been in introducing regulations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to allow the carriage of guide dogs in licensed taxis and private hire cars.

Liaison Committee—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 2nd and 3rd Reports from the Select Committee (HL Papers 62 and 81) be agreed to.

†[It is expected that the Committee (on Re-commitment) stage of the Transport Bill will be continued this day]

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.

*The Lord Chalfont—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any doubts about the cause of the accident involving helicopter ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.

†Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—Consideration of Commons amendments [The Baroness Blackstone]

†The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for manufacturing industry.

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.

†Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—Third Reading [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]

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”.

*The Lord Goodhart—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what view they take of the recommendations in the Special Report on Mental Health Review Tribunals published by the Council on Tribunals on 28th June.

*The Baroness Blatch—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give an assurance that no further public funds will be allocated to the New Millennium Experience Company for the Dome and that the Dome will not cease to operate without the disclosure of full information to Parliament.

†Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—Committee [The Lord Whitty]

MONDAY 24TH JULY

*The Baroness Whitaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to relieve the drought in West and South Asia.

*The Lord Harris of Greenwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Minister of the Crown has discussed with London Underground facilities for disabled passengers at Waterloo underground station.

*The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether recent increases in fares and car parking charges on the railways are consistent with the objectives of their integrated transport strategy.

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are opposed to Franco-German proposals for enhanced cooperation within the European Union, and whether they will in future support proposals to allow those countries that wish to integrate at a faster speed within the European Union to decide that for themselves.

TUESDAY 25TH JULY

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

*The Lord Bramall—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to set up the new Centre of Excellence for the Defence Medical Services.

*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are content with the state of relations with Zimbabwe.

*The Lord Lloyd-Webber—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to regulate the noise pollution caused by the recreational flying of light aircraft over the countryside, particularly in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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.

*The Earl of Sandwich—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the purpose of the White Paper on Globalisation.

*The Earl Ferrers—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposal to advertise for applicants for membership of the House of Lords meets with their approval.

THURSDAY 27TH JULY

*The Lord Berkeley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to achieve access to the protected United States aviation market for British cargo airlines which are unable to pursue strategic alliances.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to disestablish the Church of England.

*The Viscount Simon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to alleviate the shortage of immunologists in the National Health Service.

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

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 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 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.

The Baroness Uddin—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to incorporate the recommendations of the working group on forced marriage into their overall strategy for dealing with domestic violence.

The Baroness Massey of Darwen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the English Cricket Board’s report for 1999-2000, what is their policy towards encouraging young people to take up cricket.

The Lord Alton of Liverpool—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider measures to bring to justice those responsible for genocide and abuses of human rights in Burma.

The Lord Chalfont—To move to resolve, That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider all the circumstances surrounding the crash of Chinook helicopter ZD 576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.

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 6th July, or unanswered after 21 days]

12th June

The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when and by whom the sole shareholder of the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) was made aware of the advice of the Accounting Officer to the Millennium Commission that a further grant to the NMEC would not represent value for money; and what representations, if any, the sole shareholder made about this further use of lottery money.      (HL2805)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 6th June (WA 146), by what methods the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment ascertained that genetically modified (GM) trial crops would have no adverse effects on bees or honey or fruit containing GM pollen; and whether they consider such methods to be valid and trustworthy.      (HL2815)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 8th June (WA 173), what type and make of cars are used by the Privy Council.      (HL2822)

13th June

The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the apartments at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, currently occupied by the King Edward VII convalescent home.      (HL2851)

The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to fulfil the undertaking made to Parliament by the Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Mr Howarth, on 4th February 1999 (HL Deb, col. 694) to keep the convalescent home at Osborne House open, until Parliament approves its closure by amending the Osborne Estate Act 1902, given the decision of the Civil Service Benevolent Fund to cease to operate it.      (HL2852)

14th June

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 8th June (WA 173), what type and make of cars are used by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.      (HL2887)

6th July

The Viscount SimonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any changes in the composition of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the Western European Union.      (HL3226)

The Baroness Howells of St DavidsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will announce their plans for charging at the Dartford river crossings.      (HL3227)

The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the terms of the Data Protection Act, National Health Service hospitals are prevented from communicating the details of a patient’s condition to the patient’s family by telephone.      (HL3228)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many inspections of farms, in connection with the audit of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) returns made by farmers, were carried out in each county in England during 1999; and what was the total number and amount of penalties and repayments imposed in each county.      (HL3229)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of complaint by farmers against the administration of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) have been referred to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration during each of the last five years.      (HL3230)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in response to the recent review by NHS Estates of device decontamination practices.      (HL3231)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they propose to make to the Report by the Commissioner for Public Appointments on Public Appointments to National Health Service Trusts and Health Authorities, published in March this year.      (HL3232)

The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which Government agency or Department is responsible for the selection and appointment of specialist members of tribunals established under the Registered Homes Act 1984 and the Protection of Children Act 1999; what are the criteria for such appointments; and whether the qualifications and experience of appointees are available for inspection by the public.      (HL3233)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to the gaming machine industry of physical conversion to euros; and whether they will permit the doubling of numerical values in gaming machines, in order to reduce this cost.      (HL3234)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult the German, Spanish and Dutch governments on their approach to reducing the cost to the gaming machine industry of physical conversion to euros.      (HL3235)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government , in the light of the anticipated impact of conversion to euros on the number and total value of coins in circulation, and the consequences for the gaming machine industry, what progress is being made with a deregulation order to allow note accepters, smart cards and replay-off-win meters for gaming machines.      (HL3236)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners received discharge grants in each of the last three years at the standard and higher rates; and what was the total amount paid in each of those years.      (HL3237)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the system of discharge grants payable to prisoners provides ex-prisoners with sufficient means of support until benefit becomes payable; whether they will replace grants by an interest-free loan equivalent to two weeks’ benefit repayable from benefit over several weeks; and whether they accept that this would reduce the temptation to commit further offences.      (HL3238)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions and convictions there have been under the incitement provisions of Part III of the Public Order Act 1986 in each of the last three years.      (HL3239)

The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many disabled people (as defined in Schedule 1 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) there are in the United Kingdom.      (HL3240)

The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in estimating the number of disabled people in the United Kingdom, they take account of the 1991 census which records approximately 6.5 million chronically ill and disabled people.      (HL3241)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of administering the Ordinary Accounts of National Savings as a percentage of average total balances in 1970-71; and whether they believe that the average administration cost of 4.2 per cent of balances in the 16 million accounts in 1999-2000 would be reduced if the £10,000 limit on the accounts set in July 1969 were to be increased to take account of inflation.      (HL3242)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask the Leader of the House on which occasions during the last twenty years the recommended minimum intervals between stages of bills in the House have not been observed.      (HL3243)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to amend the Sex Discrimination Acts to include a public duty to promote equality.      (HL3244)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the dates and locations of known punishment beatings undertaken by terrorist organisations in Northern Ireland between 1st January and 30th June 2000; and how this total compares with the same period in 1999.      (HL3245)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are known to have left Northern Ireland because of terrorist threats between 1st January and 30th June 2000; and how the total compares with the same period in 1999.      (HL3246)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to combat punishment beatings and the threats by terrorist groups which force people to leave Northern Ireland.      (HL3247)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of drug-related psychosis were diagnosed within the National Health Service in each year from 1990 to 1999 inclusive.      (HL3248)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Mental Health Act 1983 have been invoked in cases involving drug-related psychosis in each year from 1990 to 1999 inclusive.      (HL3249)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the resources and facilities available to the National Health Service to treat drug-related psychosis are adequate.      (HL3250)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 24th May (WA 86) and 7th June (WA 159), whether any public bill in the last 30 years has been subject to more Government amendments in each House (both tabled and made) than the Financial Services and Markets Bill; and, if so, which bills.      (HL3251)

The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provide towards the fuel costs of those with physical disabilities who depend on transport by car.      (HL3252)

The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the population of the United Kingdom is composed of—

The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the Members of the House of Lords is composed of—

The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set out in tabular form the percentage by which the pound sterling has (a) strengthened or (b) weakened against each of the following currencies in the 18 month period from the close of business (London) on 4th January 1999 to the close of business on 4th July 2000—

    Euro

    Danish krone

    Swedish krona

    Norwegian krone

    Swiss franc

    United States dollar

    Canadian dollar

    Mexican new peso

    Japanese yen

    Australian dollar

    New Zealand dollar

    South African rand

    Israeli shekel

    Saudi riyal

    Hong Kong dollar

    Singapore dollar

    South Korean won

    Taiwan dollar

    Indian rupee

    Thai baht. (HL3255)

    The Lord Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconcile the figures for arms exports to Sierra Leone given in the Written Answer by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to the Lord Roberts of Conwy (WA 91) with those given in the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to the Lord Hoyle (WA 99), both on 29th June.      (HL3256)

    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
      Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
      Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
      Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) [10th July]
      Carers and Disabled Children [14th July]
      Countryside and Rights of Way [20th July]
      Street Works [HL]
      Divorce (Religious Marriages) [HL] [7th July]
      Criminal Justice and Court Services

    Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

      European Parliamentary Elections [HL]
      Transport [10th July]

    Waiting for Report

      Deafblind Persons [HL]
      Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
      Insolvency [HL] [11th July]
      Regulation of Investigatory Powers [12th July]
      Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) [13th July]
      Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL]

    Waiting for Third Reading

      Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL] [7th July]
      European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
      Child Support, Pensions and Social Security [19th July]
      Postal Services [11th July]
      Government Resources and Accounts [12th July]
      Royal Parks (Trading)
      Utilities [11th July]

    Sent to the Commons

      Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
      Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL]
      Census (Amendment) [HL]
      Care Standards [HL]
      Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
      Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
      Trustee [HL]
      City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
      Kent County Council [HL]
      Medway Council [HL]
      Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL]

    Returned to the Commons amended

      Terrorism

    Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments

      Learning and Skills [HL] [18th July]
      Limited Liability Partnerships [HL] [11th July]
      Local Government [HL]

    Waiting for Royal Assent

      Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
      London Local Authorities [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 Patents Regulations 2000
      Draft Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Product Liability) (Modification) Order 2000
      Draft Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2000

    Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

      Draft Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) 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 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
      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
      Draft National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (Variation) Order 2000
      Draft National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2000
      Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 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]

    TUESDAY 11TH JULY

    European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
    European Union (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am
    Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
    (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
    Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)4.10 pm
    Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
    European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm
    (Inter-Governmental Conference)
    Finance and Staff (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
    in the Moses Room

    WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

    European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.15 pm

    THURSDAY 13TH JULY

    European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

    FRIDAY 14TH JULY

    Science and Technology (Select Committee)in Colindale

    TUESDAY 18TH JULY

    Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)4.00 pm
    (Aircraft Cabin Environment)

    WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY

    Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
    European Union (Sub-Committee D)3.15 pm
    European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
    House of Lords’ Offices Committee4.15 pm
    in the Moses Room

     
     
     
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