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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 14TH JULY

At eleven o’clock

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

†The Baroness Pitkeathley to move, That the order of commitment be discharged.

†Cheques (Scotland) Bill [HL]Committee [The Viscount Younger of Leckie]

†The Viscount Younger of Leckie to move, That the order of commitment be discharged.

†Street Works Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord Peyton of Yeovil]

†The Lord Peyton of Yeovil to move, That the order of commitment be discharged.

†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).

†Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL]Third Reading [The Lord Lester of Herne Hill] [25th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

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

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 Bach 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.

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

†‡Patents Regulations 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3rd July be approved. [25th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Product Liability) (Modification) Order 2000—The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd July be approved. [25th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2000—The Baroness Hollis of Heigham to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 5th July be approved. [25th Report from the Joint Committee]

†‡Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2000—The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 7th July be approved. [25th Report from the Joint Committee]

TUESDAY 18TH JULY

*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.

†*The Earl Attlee—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Bowman project to provide in service an effective replacement for the Army’s Clansman range of radios that is both secure and resistant electronic warfare.

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

†Care Standards Bill [HL]—Consideration of Commons amendments [The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

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.

Procedure of the House—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 85) be agreed to.

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

†Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—Third Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

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

Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000—The Baroness Amos to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st June be approved. [23rd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill—Second Reading [The Baroness Hayman]

THURSDAY 20TH JULY

†[Prayers will have been read]

*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] [24th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

†[If the Football (Disorder) Bill is brought from the Commons, Second Reading will be taken this day]

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.

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

†Local Government Bill [HL]—Consideration of Commons amendments [The Lord Whitty]

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.

†‡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.

†[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill will be continued this day]

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.

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

†‡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.

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

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.

†Police (Northern Ireland) Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Falconer of Thoroton]

FRIDAY 28TH JULY

†[At eleven o’clock]

†[If the Finance Bill is brought from the Commons all stages will be taken this day]

†ROYAL ASSENT

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 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 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 on 13th July, or unanswered after 21 days]

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 (HC 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)

16th June

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 15th June (WA 209), what type and make of cars the Government Car and Despatch Agency provides to the Treasury for Ministers and senior officials.      (HL2938)

    [As amended on 19th June]

20th June

The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list public expenditure by Government Departments, ranking those Departments from the largest to the smallest in terms of expenditure.      (HL2968)

13th July

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Home Office Statistical Bulletin containing the recorded crime statistics for England and Wales for the period April 1999 to March 2000 to be published.      (HL3366)

The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to announce the appointment of the Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Council.      (HL3367)

The Lord SewelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of this year’s annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.      (HL3368)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when their Response to the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees Report (HC225) on the 1997 and 1998 Annual Reports on Strategic Export Controls will be published.      (HL3369)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect “Plan Colombia” to contribute to peace and stability in Colombia.      (HL3370)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether “Plan Colombia” is essentially military in purpose; whether it addresses adequately economic and social issues; whether it deals with corruption in official quarters and with the need to ensure accountability and professionalism in the armed services; and whether there was wide enough consultation in its preparation.      (HL3371)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the response of the United Kingdom and the European Union to requests for support for “Plan Colombia”.      (HL3372)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their long term plans for a coordinated approach to combating the globally adverse economic and social effects of existing levels of carbon emissions; and whether taxation policies, investment in energy conservation, effective encouragement of renewable energy resources and support for research into the conversation of solar radiation into electricity will be part of such plans.      (HL3373)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their estimates of the implications for long term peace and security in the Middle East of the reported development by Israel of a sea-launched cruise missile with the capability of carrying a nuclear weapon.      (HL3374)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are on the home based and overseas staff of the Department for International Development; how many people are on the Brussels-based and overseas staff of the European Commission covering comparable work; and what is the current size of the Department for International Development budget and that of the European Union for comparable work.      (HL3375)

The Lord RoganTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the number of families receiving a disability living allowance for children who have been designated as having special needs mainly because of, or including, emotional behavioural difficulties, has increased or decreased over the past five years; and by how much, in (a) England; (b) Wales; (c) Scotland; and (d) Northern Ireland.      (HL3376)

The Lord RoganTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many families are receiving a disability living allowance for children who have been designated as having special educational needs mainly because of, or including, emotional behavioural difficulties, in (a) England; (b) Wales; (c) Scotland; and (d) Northern Ireland.      (HL3377)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are able to arrange the independent observation of the trial of Mr Miroslav Filipovic, journalist, starting in Serbia on 25th July, before a military court.      (HL3378)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discourage investment by political parties in the arms industry.      (HL3379)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 6th July (WA 148), which cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency are for the use of Ministers and senior officials in the Home Office; and what are the numbers, types and makes of the vehicles used.      (HL3380)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 6th July (WA 148), which cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency are for the use of Ministers and senior officials in the Home Office; and what are the numbers, types and makes of the vehicles used.      (HL3381)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 6th July (WA 148), which cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency are for the use of Ministers and senior officials in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; and what is the number, type and make of each vehicle.      (HL3382)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 6th July (WA 148), which cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency are for the use of Ministers and senior officials in the Ministry of Defence; and what are the numbers, types and makes of the vehicles used.      (HL3383)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 6th July (WA 148), which cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency are for the use of Ministers and senior officials in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions; and what is the number, type and make of each vehicle.      (HL3384)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 6th July (WA 148), which cars are supplied to each Department by the Government Car and Despatch Agency, including the Cabinet Office; and what is the number, type and make of each vehicle.      (HL3385)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain about the report by the Bar Human Rights Committee and the Parliamentary Human Rights Court on the State Security Courts; and what assistance they have offered on reform of judicial procedures in Bahrain.      (HL3386)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the plans by the government of Bahrain to hold elections to the Shura Council in 2004, and to give the Shura Council legislative powers, they will offer the government of Bahrain technical assistance in drafting the law on elections and in training the staff who will serve the legislature.      (HL3387)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Defence considered the Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) system for the Chinook Mk2 to be flight safety critical at the time of the Mull of Kintyre crash in 1994.      (HL3388)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the weight restriction imposed on the Chinook Mk2 in 1994 would have protected the aircraft from any safety-related problem in the event of an engine surge due to a Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC)-related problem.      (HL3389)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the ground speed on impact of Royal Air Force Chinook ZD576 as determined by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.      (HL3390)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who was the Controller Aircraft who granted an Initial CA Release for the Chinook Mk2; and who was the then Assistant Chief of the Air Staff.      (HL3391)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government who was Air Officer Commander in Chief on 6th June 1994.      (HL3392)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 11th July (WA 21), whether they will now publish in the Official Report the amount of money which was raised in the last financial year from tobacco-related taxes; and, if not, why not.      (HL3393)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading

    Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]
    Healthcare Services [HL]
    Disqualifications
    European Communities (Amendment) [HL]
    Psychotherapy [HL]
    Licensing (Young Persons) [14th July]
    Fur Farming (Prohibition) [19th July]
    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (Money Bill-11th July)
    Police (Northern Ireland) [27th July]

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] [14th July]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
    Sexual Offences (Amendment)
    Freedom of Information
    Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
    Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
    Carers and Disabled Children [14th July]
    Countryside and Rights of Way [20th July]
    Street Works [HL] [14th July]
    Criminal Justice and Court Services
    Health Service Commissioners (Amendment)

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    European Parliamentary Elections [HL]
    Transport [17th July]

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security [19th July]
    Divorce (Religious Marriages) [HL] [14th July]
    Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) [24th July]
    Insolvency [HL] [26th July]
    Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) [19th July]
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers [19th July]

Sent to the Commons

    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
    Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL]
    Census (Amendment) [HL]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
    Trustee [HL]
    Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [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

    Utilities
    Postal Services
    Government Resources and Accounts

Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments

    Learning and Skills [HL] [18th July]
    Local Government [HL] [24th July]
    Care Standards [HL] [18th July]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
    Terrorism
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
    Royal Parks (Trading)
    London Local Authorities [HL]

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    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 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 Patents Regulations 2000
    Draft Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Product Liability) (Modification) Order 2000
    Draft Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2000
    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) 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]

FRIDAY 14TH JULY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)in Colindale

TUESDAY 18TH 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)
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)4.00 pm
(Aircraft Cabin Environment)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm

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
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.15 pm
House of Lords’ Offices Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

THURSDAY 20TH JULY

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)4.15 pm

 
 
 
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