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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.

TUESDAY 25TH JULY

At half-past two o’clock

*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.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with today to allow the Football (Disorder) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages, and again on Friday next to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

Statutory Instruments—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the Lord Lea of Crondall be appointed a member of the Joint Committee in the place of the Lord Walker of Doncaster.

†§Football (Disorder) Bill—Report [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—Committee [The Lord Whitty] [24th and 26th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY

*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.

†*The Baroness Byford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there have been any contacts with European Union officials about the legality of Government financial assistance for the universal bank recently proposed to assist rural post offices; and, if so, when the first contacts took place.

†*The Baroness Harris of Richmond—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Minister of the Crown has been in contact with the Press Complaints Commission following the publication in the News of the World of a list of child sex offenders.

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

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

‡The Lord Graham of Edmonton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take following the publication of the findings of the Ministerial working party on the welfare of park home owners.

†[If the Government Resources and Accounts Bill is returned from the Commons, it will be considered this day.]

†[If the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill is returned from the Commons, it will be considered this day]

THURSDAY 27TH JULY

[Prayers will have been read]

*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 allergists in the National Health Service.

†House of Lords’ Offices—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the 6th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 97) be agreed to.

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

†Disqualifications Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

FRIDAY 28TH JULY

[At eleven o’clock]

§Finance Bill—Second Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure—The Lord Bishop of Manchester to move, That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

†‡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.

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

THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

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.

[If the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No.2) Bill is brought from the Commons, it will be set down for Second Reading this day]

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 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 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.

The Lord Waddington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that in future the Queen’s Speech at the Opening of Parliament is of reasonable length, and, while containing details of the Government’s legislative programme, omits an account of past events.

The Lord Redesdale—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on a referendum about the Western Sahara.

The Lord Parekh—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Human Rights Act 1998, they will amend the law so as to allow Members of the House of Lords to vote in parliamentary elections.

†The Lord Brennan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to establish a specialist Environmental Court for England and Wales.

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 24th July, or unanswered after 21 days]

29th June

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the total cost of bringing the pensions and compensations paid to the families of those Royal Ulster Constabulary members murdered before the increase in pension and compensation in 1982 up to the same level as the pensions and compensation paid to those whose husbands were murdered after the change of calculation, taking account of inflation; and how many families are involved.      (HL3135)

30th June

The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 29th June (WA 15-16), whether he will publish a table showing for each month of 2000 the percentage of visitors admitted free to the Dome, the percentage admitted on a reduced price ticket and the absolute number of visitors in each category.      (HL3144)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 28th June (WA 81) on the type and make of cars used by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, whether the list includes cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency for the use of Ministers and senior officials.      (HL3150)

3rd July

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 29th June (WA 96) on the type and make of cars used by the Northern Ireland Office, what types, makes and number of cars are supplied to the Northern Ireland Office by the Government Car and Despatch Agency; and who has the use of these cars.      (HL3165)

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of their amendments to Government bills were agreed to by the House of Lords in each of the Parliamentary Sessions 1997-98 and 1998-99; and how many amendments which the Government opposed were agreed to.      (HL3168)

24th July

The Lord HaskelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what performance targets have been set for the Meat Hygiene Service in 2000-01.      (HL3555)

The Lord HaskelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made regarding the restructuring of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s regional activities.      (HL3556)

The Lord PestonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the report of the 1998 Joint (Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Home Office) Study on Entry Clearance.      (HL3557)

The Lord PestonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the next report to Parliament on Hong Kong and the Sino-British Joint Declaration.      (HL3558)

The Lord PuttnamTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the annual report of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.      (HL3559)

The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.      (HL3560)

The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the Armed Forces’ equipment capability as a result of lessons learned from Kosovo.      (HL3561)

The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Northern Ireland Executive Committee intends to become a party to the Memorandum of Understanding.      (HL3562)

The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the 1999-2000 Annual Report for the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.      (HL3563)

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to issue the consultation document on the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy (COMA) on the addition of folic acid to flour.      (HL3564)

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the 1999-2000 Annual Report for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.      (HL3565)

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the names of the diplomatic missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom which have outstanding balances of over £10,000 as at 4th April 2000 in respect of National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR).      (HL3566)

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the procurement strategy for acquiring the Tactical Combat Radio.      (HL3567)

The Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the consultation paper on R (restricted) 18 Category Videos.      (HL3568)

The Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when section 28 of the Access to Justice Act 1999, concerning the unification of the stipendiary bench in England and Wales, will come into force.      (HL3569)

The Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the key performance targets for the Public Trust Office Executive Agency 2000-01.      (HL3570)

The Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the 1999-2000 Annual Report for the Veterinary Laboratory Agency.      (HL3571)

The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the identification of a British-made Saladin armoured vehicle being used by Indonesian soldiers and Muslim militia attacking a Christian area in Ambon, they will impose an embargo on the sale of all military equipment to Indonesia.      (HL3572)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Senior Royal Air Force Reviewing Officers overturned the findings of the President of the RAF Board of Inquiry investigating the Chinook helicopter accident on the Mull of Kintyre; and what were their justifications for doing so.      (HL3573)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why Squadron Leader R. Burke was not allowed to give evidence to the Royal Air Force Board of Inquiry, the Air Accidents Investigation Board and the Scottish Sheriff’s fatal accident inquiry concerning the Chinook accident on the Mull of Kintyre.      (HL3574)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Ministry of Defence will not reopen the inquiry to hear the evidence of Squadron Leader R. Burke concerning the Chinook helicopter accident on the Mull of Kintyre.      (HL3575)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the new advice being given to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food regional administrators of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) relating to the application of the rules of the arable area payments scheme of the European Union Common Agricultural Policy.      (HL3576)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to pay farmers interest on arable area payments which were paid late in 1995.      (HL3577)

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to reorganise The Defence Estates.      (HL3578)

The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 26th June (WA 51) on cockpit voice and flight data recorders to be fitted to the Royal Air Force Chinook Mark 2/2A fleet as part of the Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS) programme, how many aircraft have not yet had these recorders fitted; and when it is expected that all the fleet will have been so equipped.      (HL3579)

The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chinooks being used in Sierra Leone are part of the Mark 2/2A fleet; and whether they are being equipped with cockpit voice and flight data recorders.      (HL3580)

The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Chinooks operating in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq respectively are from the Mark 2/2A fleet; and whether they are being equipped with cockpit voice and flight data recorders.      (HL3581)

The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of supplying and fitting each cockpit voice and flight data recorder to the Royal Air Force Chinook Mark 2/2A fleet.      (HL3582)

The Baroness Park of MonmouthTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of a helicopter in the Chinook Mark 2/2A fleet.      (HL3583)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to the United Nations appeal for £87 million to assist the 1.1 million Eritreans displaced by the recent war and affected by drought.      (HL3584)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 12th July (WA 35) regarding the crash of the Chinook helicopter in June 1994, whilst it can be demonstrated that the original flight plan and the way point change is evidence that the crew did not intend to overfly the Mull, what evidence there is that the crew changed their mind and decided to overfly the Mull; and whether it is possible to estimate when that decision was made.      (HL3585)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what sum will be allocated from the proceeds of the sale of the Millennium Dome site for the repayment of monies made available by the Millennium Commission above the original grant of £399 million; and what sum will be paid to English Partnerships.      (HL3586)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the terms of the contract of sale of the Millennium Dome site include a requirement that a sum shall be paid by the purchaser to the New Millennium Experience Company prior to 31st December; and, if so, what that sum will be; and when it will be paid.      (HL3587)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact assessment they made of the revenue loss and operational cost to the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) of implementing the Government’s request that 1 million free tickets should be given to schoolchildren; when that assessment was made; and when it was made available to the NMEC.      (HL3588)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the recommendations made in the Better Regulation Task Force Report Tackling the Impact of Increasing Regulation—a Case Study of Hotels and Restaurants.      (HL3589)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the incidence of sudden death in sport amongst (a) males and (b) females.      (HL3590)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the New Millennium Experience Company was trading solvently on Monday 17th July.      (HL3591)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government for what purpose the New Millennium Experience Company called in lawyers from Simmons & Simmons to provide them with assistance and advice.      (HL3592)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they informed M. Gerbeau that the Dome project was on budget when he was engaged as Chief Executive to the New Millennium Experience Company in February; and, if so, on what basis.      (HL3593)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the estimate made by M. Gerbeau that the budget of the New Millennium Experience Company was £26 million adrift when he became Chief Executive.      (HL3594)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have approved the decision by the New Millennium Experience Company to revise their budget which now shows that they expect to receive a minimum of £30 million from the sale of the Millennium Dome site, instead of the original figure of £15 million.      (HL3595)

The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to hand over the running of the Millennium Dome to its purchaser before 31st December 2000.      (HL3596)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received against Royal Ulster Constabulary widows of officers killed before November 1982 receiving enhanced pensions at the level of those widowed after that date.      (HL3597)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the average pensions currently being paid to Royal Ulster Constabulary widows of officers killed before November 1982; and what is the average pension of the widows of those killed after that date.      (HL3598)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why those widows of Royal Ulster Constabulary officers killed before November 1982 will not have their pensions upgraded to the enhanced level of those widowed after that date.      (HL3599)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that paying Royal Ulster Constabulary widows a pension of less than £150 a month is in keeping with the spirit sought in the Belfast Agreement.      (HL3600)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been convicted of involvement in the 302 murders of Royal Ulster Constabulary officers since 1969; how many cases this figure represents; how many of those convicted are currently still imprisoned; and how many were released under the recent early release scheme.      (HL3601)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Jay of Paddington on 11th July (WA 26), whether the consultations on the proposed Joint Committee on Human Rights are likely to be concluded in sufficient time to enable the Joint Committee to be set up before the coming into force of the Human Rights Act 1998 on 2nd October 2000; and, if not, why not.      (HL3602)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first announced their support for the creation of a Joint Committee on Human Rights; and what has been the progress of this proposal since it was first announced.      (HL3603)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the extent of outbreaks of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in National Health Service hospitals during each of the past five years.      (HL3604)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure (a) that the Public Health Laboratory Service is provided with reliable data on the extent of outbreaks of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in National Health Service hospitals; and (b) that such data are published, linking the data with each hospital.      (HL3605)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how the number of staff currently employed to clean National Health Service hospitals compares with the number so employed in 1983.      (HL3606)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish performance standards of cleanliness in National Health Service hospitals and introduce effective means of securing compliance with those standards in every National Health Service hospital.      (HL3607)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Laird on 11th July (WA 22), how much of the estimated amount of between £1.4 billion and £1.7 billion spent by the National Health Service on treating smoking-related diseases was expended on people who smoked tobacco.      (HL3608)

The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 12th July (WA 33) in relation to smoking and Government Ministers, whether it is in order for noble Lords, by means of the House of Lords Order Paper, to seek to persuade Ministers to alter their lifestyle in specific ways.      (HL3609)

The Lord WeatherillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what demand forecasts the Criminal Records Bureau has made for criminal record checks by the voluntary sector.      (HL3610)

The Lord WeatherillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates of the number of criminal record checks have been made by the Criminal Records Bureau for its first three years of operation; and whether they can provide breakdowns by employment sector.      (HL3611)

The Lord WeatherillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the demand forecasts that the Criminal Records Bureau has made for the number of criminal record checks for the first five years of its operation from June 2001 in the following categories—

    (a) Enhanced Criminal Record Check;

    (b) the Criminal Record Certificate; and

    (c) the Criminal Conviction Certificate.      (HL3612)

The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the recent judgment of the House that solicitors and barristers no longer have immunity from negligence claims when acting as advocates, they will bring forward legislation making similar claims possible in respect of negligent judges.      (HL3613)

The Lord VinsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 12th July (WA 33-34), whether the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food relies only on the standards laid down by the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards (UKROFS) when awarding organic status; what steps they take to check the veracity of the scientific rationale used by UKROFS when drawing up such standards; and whether they will place a copy of the standards in the Library of the House.      (HL3614)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading

    Finance [28th July]
    Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]
    Healthcare Services [HL]
    Disqualifications [27th July]
    European Communities (Amendment) [HL]
    Psychotherapy [HL]
    Police (Northern Ireland) [27th July]
    Protection of Animals (Amendment)
    Warm Homes and Energy Conservation

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    Colchester Borough Council [HL] [5th October]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
    Sexual Offences (Amendment)
    Freedom of Information
    Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
    Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
    Countryside and Rights of Way [25th July]
    Criminal Justice and Court Services
    Health Service Commissioners (Amendment)
    Licensing (Young Persons)
    Fur Farming (Prohibition)

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    European Parliamentary Elections [HL]
    Transport [26th July]

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL]
    Football (Disorder) [25th July]

Waiting for Third Reading

    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Insolvency [HL] [26th 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]
    Divorce (Religious Marriages) [HL]
    Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
    Street Works [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
    Learning and Skills [HL]
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers
    Child Support, Pensions and Social Security

Returned to the Commons with reasons

    Local Government [HL]

Waiting for Royal Assent

    Sea Fishing Grants (Charges)

MEASURE IN PROGRESS

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) [28th July]

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 25TH JULY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)in Berkshire
European Union (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

Colchester Borough Council,10.30 am
Unopposed Bill Committeein the Moses Room

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)4.10 pm

TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)3.00 pm
(Aircraft Cabin Environment)

 
 
 
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