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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

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

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

At half-past two o’clock

Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—Committee [The Lord Whitty] [24th, 26th and 27th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

†Freedom of Information Bill—The Lord Falconer of Thoroton to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Freedom of Information Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2

Schedule 1

Clauses 3 to 16

Schedule 2

Clauses 17 to 54

Schedule 3

Clauses 55 to 60

Schedule 4

Clauses 61 to 66

Schedule 5

Clauses 67 to 72

Schedule 6

Clauses 73 to 83

Schedule 7

Clauses 84 and 85.

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No.2) Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

†The Lord Cope of Berkeley—To move, as an amendment to the motion That the bill be now read a second time, to leave out “now” and at end insert “this day six months”.

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.

FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

[At eleven o’clock]

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

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

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

The Lord Tordoff—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The 2000 Inter-Governmental Conference (11th Report, HL Paper 92).

MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER

†Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

†‡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.

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

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

WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER

†‡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.

†[It is expected that the Committee Stage of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill will be continued this day]

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

†‡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.

†[It is expected that the Committee Stage of the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill will be continued 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 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 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.

†The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take following their consultation on “High hedges: possible solutions”.

†The Baroness Gardner of Parkes—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the training of dentists and dental nurses in dental sedation following the abolition of the use of general anaesthetics by general dental practitioners.

†The Lord Haskel—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the effect on the economy, on knowledge and on the environment of the Government’s science and innovation policy paper “Excellence and Opportunity”.

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 1999]

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 28th July]

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask the Chairman of Committees whether, when workplace parking is introduced by the Greater London Authority in London, an exemption for either Members of the House or officials will be sought; and, if so, for what reasons.      (HL3774)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average fine imposed on lorry drivers convicted for operating overweight lorries during the last five years.      (HL3775)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the last five years, how many lorry drivers were convicted for operating lorries, which were overweight by—

    (a) 0-5 tonnes;

    (b) 5-10 tonnes;

    (c) 10-20 tonnes; and

    (d) over 20 tonnes.      (HL3776)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many drivers operating heavy goods vehicles registered—

    (a) in the United Kingdom; and

    (b) outside the United Kingdom;

    have been convicted of driving overweight lorries      (HL3777)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of heavy goods vehicles operating over their weight limits; and what studies have been undertaken to support these estimates.      (HL3778)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what agreement has been reached between Nomura and the Government with regard to the warranties and indemnities which will form part of the contract of sale of the Millennium Dome.      (HL3779)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the full terms and conditions of sale of the Millennium Dome to Dome Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura.      (HL3780)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Millennium Dome can be operated by the New Millennium Experience Company until 31st December without any further moneys being made available to it from the Millennium Commission after 27th July.      (HL3781)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the projected visitor numbers for the period up to and including 31st December 2000, set by the latest business plan published by the New Millennium Experience Company, can be achieved.      (HL3782)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what sum will be paid to English Partnerships as a consequence of the sale of the Millennium Dome to Dome Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura.      (HL3783)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept any or all of the recommendation of the Montagu review, the external investigation into management of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and, if so, when and how they will be implemented.      (HL3784)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to require commercial broadcast companies to provide a minimum broadcast time of regional programmes.      (HL3785)

The Lord NorthbrookTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of car drivers under 18, 19, 20 and 21 have, in each case, had their licence endorsed with at least—

    (a) one penalty point;

    (b) two penalty points;

    (c) three penalty points;

    (d) four penalty points;

    (e) five penalty points; and

    (f) six penalty points.      (HL3786)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the standards to which the Defence School of Transport operates are satisfactory.      (HL3787)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the principal makes, models and types of vehicles used at the Defence School of Transport for training light goods vehicle and car drivers, instructors and examiners.      (HL3788)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any difference between the “system of driving” trained by the Defence School of Transport and the Driving Standards Agency; and, if so, what are they.      (HL3789)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the start standards for a student on the Defence School of Transport’s Defence Driving Instructor Course.      (HL3790)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what range of driving experience would a student on the Defence School of Transport’s Defence Driving Instructor Course be expected to have.      (HL3791)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the duration and content of the Defence School of Transport’s Defence Driving Instructor Course; and what training would a civilian-approved driving instructor that a Defence Driving Instructor would not have.      (HL3792)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 28th July, what weighting is given in purchasing of cars towards those manufactured in this country.      (HL3793)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what items appear in, and the exact nature of, the six Standard Individual Export Licences given for exports to Sudan as reported in the 1999 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls, other than the military truck as stated in HC162W, 30th November 1999.      (HL3794)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the goods, which were given Standard Individual Export Licences for Sudan, were in contravention of the European Union arms embargo on Sudan.      (HL3795)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will not allow any further export of goods on the military list to Sudan until there is peace.      (HL3796)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current rate of tax on personal incomes in each country of the European Union, and whether they will indicate in respect of each the threshold of income (expressed in pounds sterling and euros) at which this tax rate applies.      (HL3797)

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

28TH JULY 2000

[Tabled on the dates shown]

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)

11th July

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 of the cars listed are supplied to the Northern Ireland Office by the Government Car and Despatch Agency for the use of Ministers and senior officials; and whether they will list the number, type and make of each car.      (HL3315)

12th July

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein in 2002.      (HL3337)

13th July

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)

17th July

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when investigating the Leicestershire nvCJD cluster, particular attention will be paid to investigations of hospital and general practitioner records to find whether injectible medical products of bovine origin were a common factor.      (HL3424)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any rabies vaccines available in the United Kingdom are prepared using nervous tissue from a species known to harbour a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy.      (HL3425)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it would be a reasonable precaution against developments in the nvCJD outbreak for the Government to establish which injectible medical products in current use in the United Kingdom use bovine or ovine material in their preparation.      (HL3426)

18th July

The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on reproductive health by the Department for International Development in each of the years 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999; and within that total how much was spent on protection against and treatment of HIV-AIDS.      (HL3449)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they now have information on how many people have been refused a Sure Start Maternity Grant because they had not taken advice from an approved health professional.      (HL3454)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many defendants were remanded in custody for psychiatric reports in the most recent year for which figures are available.      (HL3461)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to Kosova, under the authority of United Nations Mission in Kosova—

    (a) whether the civil and criminal courts are now functioning throughout the country;

    (b) whether there is a shortage of judges, and, if so, how many are needed;

    (c) what is the backlog of court cases (if any); and

    (d) whether adequate prisons are available for sentenced criminals.      (HL3466)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UNMIK has yet been able to bring the Trepca mines in Kosova into production.      (HL3467)

The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any legal advice was given to the senior Royal Air Force officers responsible for reviewing the conclusions of the Board of Inquiry into the accident involving Chinook Helicopter ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994.      (HL3473)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in setting up the independent Sports Dispute Resolution Panel; what costs have been incurred by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in setting up and administering the work of the Panel; who are the members of the Panel; what is their remit; and when they began their work.      (HL3481)

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 inquiry into the crash of a Chinook helicopter in the Mull of Kintyre in June 1994, what were the advantages to the crew (a) in terms of safety and (b) in terms of time saving in overflying the Mull rather than following the original flight plan.      (HL3482)

    [As amended on 19th July]

19th July

The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the final figures for the Artificial Limb Services for the years 1998-99 and 1999-2000; and what are the estimates for the years 2000-01 and 2001-02.      (HL3503)

The Lord RoperTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the statement in Box 12.1 of the Spending Review 2000, which limits the area of potential deployment of the future forces available to the European Union to “in and around Europe”, represents an explicit agreement with European Union partners or an assumption of the Government.      (HL3504)

20th July

The Baroness Darcy de KnaythTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, with regard to the proposed changes to the 1994 Special Educational Needs Regulations and Code of Practice, there is any change in meaning or legal duty intended in the change of terminology whereby in both draft documents the word “specify” is replaced with the words “set out”.      (HL3525)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask Forest Enterprise, which produces 60 per cent of United Kingdom coniferous timber, to reduce the volume they produce annually, in the interests of obtaining better prices for all producers.      (HL3530)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Government bills have been laid before Parliament since the beginning of the present Session; how many of these have been sponsored by the Home Office; and, of those sponsored by the Home Office, how many are currently before Parliament.      (HL3531)

The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 29th June (WA 100), whether they accept that delays in the processing of applications for the export of essential medical equipment to Iraq by recognised charities have occurred, and are still occurring, regardless of United Nations sanctions.      (HL3535)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Baroness Scotland of Asthal will write to the Lord Lamont of Lerwick as she undertook to do on 29th June, following her answer about the International Criminal Court (HL Deb, col. 1064) when she replied to a question about Angola with an answer about Rwanda.      (HL3549)

24th July

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

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

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 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 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 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 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)

25th July

The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish figures recording the number of outstanding parking and other minor traffic violation fines incurred by diplomatic missions and International Organisations in the United Kingdom during the year ending 31st December 1999.      (HL3621)

The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what sanctions the United Kingdom implements in relation to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.      (HL3622)

The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the sanctions and arms embargoes currently implemented by the United Kingdom.      (HL3623)

The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether delivery of the special operations configured Boeing Chinook Mk.III helicopters has been delayed; and, if so, what is the reason for the delay.      (HL3624)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether those grandparents caring for their grandchildren because their child has died of nvCJD are receiving a uniformly good standard of support from the various organs of the state.      (HL3625)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any indications that the onset of nvCJD may be triggered by particular events.      (HL3626)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will fund a support network for the families of those diagnosed with nvCJD.      (HL3627)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in investigating the cluster of nvCJD cases in Leicestershire, they will make reference to the collection of samples relating to the “unfit meat” scandal of 20 years ago held at the Ventress laboratories.      (HL3628)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are conducting surveillance for asymptomatic nvCJD by means of tests on random human autopsies or otherwise.      (HL3629)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support and encourage a United Kingdom-wide screening trial for prostate cancer.      (HL3631)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support and encourage a United Kingdom-wide men’s health promotion awareness campaign.      (HL3632)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the widening mortality difference between social classes amongst men.      (HL3633)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the differences in waiting times for men with suspected prostate cancer compared to those with suspected breast cancer.      (HL3634)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make an annual report on the state of men’s health nationally, listing strategies to address gender health differences.      (HL3635)

The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of a film by Danish television called Operation Panther dealing with the atrocities by Croats in Stolac and Dretelj, what action they have taken or intend to take in order to press the International War Crimes organisation to take urgent action.      (HL3637)

The Lord Baker of DorkingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pit bull terriers have been registered under the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1989 in each of the last nine years.      (HL3638)

    [As amended on 27th July]

The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers and how many illegal immigrants arrived and how many have been deported in each year since 1997.      (HL3641)

The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the global market for environmental technology and services, whether they will appoint a dedicated Export Promoter for Environmental Technology and Services to support British exports, in addition to the recent appointment of an Export Promoter focused purely on Energy and Environment.      (HL3642)

The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the latest full year for which statistics are available, what is the maximum amount of milk which is allowed to be produced from British herds under the Common Agricultural Policy; what is the consumption of milk and dairy products in Britain; and how is the difference between British production and British consumption made up.      (HL3644)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the diet provided in H M Prisons for insulin-dependent and non-insulin dependent inmates is appropriate and properly forms part of an appropriate therapy.      (HL3647)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their view that Euroscepticism, as detailed in the European Commission’s recent publication A Glossary of Eurosceptic Beliefs, discourages British business and industry, and especially small and medium-sized enterprises, from fully and enthusiastically participating in the Single European Market.      (HL3648)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in recognition of its importance to Britain’s economy, they will add tourism to the title of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.      (HL3649)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any empirical evidence that the use of Photo-Fits is effective in catching criminals; if so, whether this evidence compares such Photo-Fits with the facial features of criminals convicted in cases where such technology was used; and, if so, in what percentage of such Photo-Fit pictures there is a reasonable likeness.      (HL3650)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 24th July (WA 22), what steps are being taken when filling the position of Lieutenant Governors in the future to ensure that people who are not former service personnel or former diplomats are shortlisted.      (HL3657)

The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what research has been conducted into the increase in smoking among young people due to the smuggling of cheap cigarettes; and whether research can be conducted into the harmful effects of the high tar content of smuggled tobacco.      (HL3660)

The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the present year and for the two previous years on a quarterly basis, how many applications for entry visas to visit the United Kingdom were made by Chinese nationals, including residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; and how many were approved and rejected.      (HL3662)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 11th July (WA 21) regarding the Chinook helicopter crash in June 1994, whether the conclusion by the Board of Inquiry as to the most probable cause of the accident and the speculation as to the sequence of events immediately preceding the accident can be reconciled with the requirement that a finding of negligence must only be made “where there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever”.      (HL3663)

The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 11th July (WA 21) regarding the Chinook helicopter crash in June 1994, whether the words “probable” and “absolutely no doubt whatsoever” are in contradiction to each other.      (HL3664)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria govern the decision whether the Home Secretary’s driver should be prosecuted for driving in excess of 100 miles per hour on the M5 motorway.      (HL3665)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact upon the level of unemployment of the increased state spending recently announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.      (HL3667)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many layers of management exist in the National Health Service between a staff nurse in a hospital and the Secretary of State.      (HL3668)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the number of (a) killings, (b) woundings, and (c) persons exiled by terrorists in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.      (HL3670)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 29th February (WA 65-66), what steps they are taking to ensure that their advice on the structure and content of the annual reports on the new regional specialised commissioning arrangements is followed and that performance of these arrangements can be seen to be measured consistently throughout the National Health Service.      (HL3671)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will circulate to relevant user organisations and disability charities their advice on the structure and content of (a) the annual reports on the new regional specialised commissioning arrangements; and (b) the annual report of the National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group; how they propose to disseminate the findings of these reports; and when they expect to place copies of the reports in the Library of the House.      (HL3672)

The Lord RoperTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the prohibitions by Mr Harold Wilson, when Prime Minister, of the tapping of telephones of Members of Parliament remains in force; and whether such a prohibition also applies to the telephones of Members of the House of Lords.      (HL3673)

The Lord RoperTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the prohibition on tapping the telephones of Members of Parliament to the interception of any form of electronic communication.      (HL3674)

26th July

The Lord StrabolgiTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in draft the legislation to enable United Kingdom ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.      (HL3688)

The Lord SewelTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for August; and list the major European Union events for the next six months.      (HL3689)

The Baroness Smith of GilmorehillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current United Kingdom troop levels in Kosovo.      (HL3691)

The Viscount ChandosTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether violation of the United Nations sanctions against the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola is continuing.      (HL3693)

The Viscount ChandosTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in relation to the proposed pilot study for financial bonds for visitors.      (HL3694)

The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any persons granted early release from prison under the Good Friday arrangements have been re-arrested in connection with crimes of violence.      (HL3798)

The Baroness StrangeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will declare 4th August a public holiday to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday.      (HL3700)

The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action has been taken following the annual report for 1999 of the Board of Visitors of H M Prison Wandsworth, and in particular their response to “Questions to the Home Secretary” contained within it.      (HL3701)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what symptoms are associated, in a significant number of cases, with the early clinical manifestations of nvCJD; and whether they will bring this list of symptoms to the notice of all health professionals.      (HL3702)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which research proposals relating to nvCJD have been refused state funding within the latest 12 months for which records are available.      (HL3703)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 29th June (WA 104-105), whether they will list the expenditure budgeted by the Forestry Commission in the current financial year on (a) its own costs for working with overseas researchers; (b) its own research; and (c) its contribution to the costs of overseas research.      (HL3704)

The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hayman on 29th June (WA 104-105), when they expect, or hope, to find an appropriate, environmentally sound method of controlling the Asian Longhorn Beetle.      (HL3705)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that any change in immigration rules to allow into the United Kingdom greater numbers of people with skills needed in the United Kingdom economy will not aggravate the economic plight of the communities and countries from which they come, thereby increasing the pressures on those with fewer skills to emigrate.      (HL3706)

The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why it is proposed to reduce essential services at Crawley Hospital at the same time as over 5,000 new homes are intended to be built in the area.      (HL3707)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all prisons in England and Wales are subject to building regulations.      (HL3711)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Agecroft and Ashfield prisons are fully accessible to (a) prisoners; (b) visitors; and (c) staff who are wheelchair users or who have sensory impairments.      (HL3712)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the prisons currently under construction at Marchington and Onley will be fully accessible.      (HL3713)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all new houseblocks being added to existing Prison Service managed prisons and contracted out prisons are fully accessible.      (HL3714)

The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Prison Service has to make all prisons comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.      (HL3715)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what oversight mechanisms exist with regard to the distribution of food and humanitarian aid in Sudan.      (HL3716)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Sudanese government about the possible temporary repatriation and renovation of the gunboat Melik.      (HL3717)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the testing carried out at Porton Down on various samples provided by the Baroness Cox in connection with the possible use of chemical weapons in southern Sudan in 1999.      (HL3718)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they can provide details of the various scientific tests carried out at Porton Down on the samples provided by the Baroness Cox in connection with the possible use of chemical weapons in southern Sudan in 1999.      (HL3719)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have made available for de-mining projects in eastern and southern Sudan.      (HL3720)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about aerial bombings in the Nuba mountains.      (HL3721)

The Lord McNallyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Competition Commission’s enquiry into supermarkets has taken into account the effect on small publishing houses and independent newsagents of Tesco’s recent action in delisting certain titles that have not complied with suggested new distribution arrangements; and when the report of the enquiry will be published.      (HL3722)

The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice, if any, they have offered to the government of the Republic of Ireland about the treatment of those of its residents who consider themselves to be members of the pro-British Community; how often the advice is offered; on what topics; and whether there have been any substantial changes to Republic of Ireland policy as a result.      (HL3723)

27th July

The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the Health Council held in Luxembourg on 29th June.      (HL3731)

The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Wilton Park Executive Agency performed against the targets agreed for 1999-2000; and what are the agreed targets for the current year.      (HL3734)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what export controls they are planning to introduce on pairs of handcuffs and their individual component cuffs.      (HL3735)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the MR TRIGAT Anti Tank Guided Weapon Programme.      (HL3739)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what key targets have been set for the Disposal Sales Agency for the financial year 2000-01.      (HL3740)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have made available to assist with the anti-meningitis vaccination campaign in northern and southern Sudan in the light of the current pandemic.      (HL3742)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have funded, or intend to provide funding for, the activities of the Committee for the Eradication of the Abduction of Women and Children in Sudan.      (HL3743)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government which British companies are currently doing business in Sudan.      (HL3744)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their position on the Memorandum of Understanding imposed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army on humanitarian activities in southern Sudan.      (HL3745)

The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 10th April (WA 1), what evidence they have to support the allegation that a ballistic missile plant is being built in Sudan.      (HL3746)

The Baroness GreengrossTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what work has been completed, or is planned, to implement conclusion 5 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report “Winning the Generation Game”, published in April, that, pending the review of the Code of Practice on Age Diversity, “Options for the preferred model of legislation should be developed and costed”.      (HL3747)

The Lord Baker of DorkingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the Special Educational Needs and Disability in Education Bill, as promised by the Baroness Blackstone in the debate on the Queen’s Speech (HL Deb, 22nd November 1999, col. 301).      (HL3748)

The Lord Baker of DorkingTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents involving pit bull terriers have been reported in each of the last nine years.      (HL3749)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government over what areas of provision of help to those seeking work the Employment Service has discretion.      (HL3750)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what studies they have conducted into the difficulties seasonal workers experience in signing on and off benefit.      (HL3751)

The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they intend to use in identifying key workers, as outlined in the Housing Green Paper, who may receive preferential treatment.      (HL3752)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, on a departmental basis, (a) how many staff are currently on secondment to Government Departments from commercial companies; (b) from which companies these secondments are drawn; and (c) what is the cost, if any, to the taxpayer of these arrangements.      (HL3753)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the final text of Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights; and when the Protocol will be opened for signature and ratification by the Contracting States to the European Convention.      (HL3754)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to sign and ratify Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights.      (HL3755)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce measures to make it unlawful for public authorities in Northern Ireland to exercise their public functions in a way which is indirectly discriminatory against members of religious or racial groups.      (HL3756)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce measures to make it unlawful for public authorities in the United Kingdom to exercise their public functions in a way which is indirectly discriminatory against women or men respectively.      (HL3757)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce measures to impose a duty on public authorities in Great Britain to promote equality of opportunity and treatment for both sexes and for the disabled.      (HL3758)

The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what research effort is being devoted to the screening and treatment of prostate cancer; and how this compares with comparable research into breast cancer.      (HL3759)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many sites in England and Wales would be involved if it were a requirement to weigh the axles of every heavy goods vehicle exceeding 30 tonnes leaving major road freight facilities, ports or premises with a throughput of more than (a) 20,000, (b) 30,000 or (c) 50,000 vehicles a year.      (HL3760)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff were employed by the Vehicle Inspectorate during each of the last five years; and what proportion of these have been involved in enforcement duties concerning lorries.      (HL3761)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lorry weight checks were carried out by the Vehicle Inspectorate and other agencies during the last year for which figures are available between 18.00 hours and 06.00 hours on Mondays to Thursdays.      (HL3762)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lorry weight checks were carried out by the Vehicle Inspectorate and other agencies during the last year for which figures are available between 18.00 hours on Fridays and 06.00 hours on Mondays.      (HL3763)

The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the damage impact on road infrastructure of lorry axles weighing 10.5 tonnes, 11.5 tonnes and 12.5 tonnes respectively compared with the average motor car.      (HL3764)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards research into the conversion of solar radiation into electricity; and what resources they will devote to this in the next five years.      (HL3765)

The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, through the Football Foundation, they will support and help to fund the establishment of a fourth division of the Football League from the existing Nationwide Conference, with an appropriate promotion and relegation system, to assist the development of teams in the lower divisions.      (HL3766)

The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take early action to prevent rights of way, whether footpaths or bridleways, or other old routes established before the development of motor vehicles, from being used by such vehicles.      (HL3767)

The Lord ColwynTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make any new funding available for the provision of sedation techniques in general dental practice; and whether some of this money will be available for the training of dental practitioners in these techniques.      (HL3768)

The Lord ColwynTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the recent General Dental Council guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in dental practices, sufficient facilities are available in hospitals to cope with the extra referrals which will result; and what effect the ban will have on hospital waiting lists.      (HL3769)

The Lord ColwynTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will carry out a survey on the use of general anaesthetics and sedations in general dental practice, both National Health Service and private, reporting on numbers, morbidity and mortality, to update the last such survey, undertaken in 1966.      (HL3770)

The Lord ColwynTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether section 12.8 (headed “Dentistry”) in the Plan for the future of the National Health Service was intended as their promised statement on Dental Strategy; and, if not, when the Dental Strategic Plan will be announced.      (HL3771)

The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the exchange rates of sterling and the euro are misaligned; and, if so, whether they have made public their view and communicated it to the President and Governing Body of the European Central Bank and to Ministers in the Economic and Finance Council of Ministers.      (HL3772)

The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 6th July (WA 150-151), whether they will specify the caseworker’s grounds for disbelieving the testimony of torture given by Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka between January 1999 and December 1998.      (HL3773)

28th July

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask the Chairman of Committees whether, when workplace parking is introduced by the Greater London Authority in London, an exemption for either Members of the House or officials will be sought; and, if so, for what reasons.      (HL3774)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average fine imposed on lorry drivers convicted for operating overweight lorries during the last five years.      (HL3775)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the last five years, how many lorry drivers were convicted for operating lorries, which were overweight by—

    (a) 0-5 tonnes;

    (b) 5-10 tonnes;

    (c) 10-20 tonnes; and

    (d) over 20 tonnes.      (HL3776)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many drivers operating heavy goods vehicles registered—

    (a) in the United Kingdom; and

    (b) outside the United Kingdom;

    have been convicted of driving overweight lorries      (HL3777)

The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of heavy goods vehicles operating over their weight limits; and what studies have been undertaken to support these estimates.      (HL3778)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what agreement has been reached between Nomura and the Government with regard to the warranties and indemnities which will form part of the contract of sale of the Millennium Dome.      (HL3779)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the full terms and conditions of sale of the Millennium Dome to Dome Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura.      (HL3780)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Millennium Dome can be operated by the New Millennium Experience Company until 31st December without any further moneys being made available to it from the Millennium Commission after 27th July.      (HL3781)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the projected visitor numbers for the period up to and including 31st December 2000, set by the latest business plan published by the New Millennium Experience Company, can be achieved.      (HL3782)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what sum will be paid to English Partnerships as a consequence of the sale of the Millennium Dome to Dome Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura.      (HL3783)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept any or all of the recommendation of the Montagu review, the external investigation into management of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and, if so, when and how they will be implemented.      (HL3784)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to require commercial broadcast companies to provide a minimum broadcast time of regional programmes.      (HL3785)

The Lord NorthbrookTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of car drivers under 18, 19, 20 and 21 have, in each case, had their licence endorsed with at least—

    (a) one penalty point;

    (b) two penalty points;

    (c) three penalty points;

    (d) four penalty points;

    (e) five penalty points; and

    (f) six penalty points.      (HL3786)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the standards to which the Defence School of Transport operates are satisfactory.      (HL3787)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the principal makes, models and types of vehicles used at the Defence School of Transport for training light goods vehicle and car drivers, instructors and examiners.      (HL3788)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any difference between the “system of driving” trained by the Defence School of Transport and the Driving Standards Agency; and, if so, what are they.      (HL3789)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the start standards for a student on the Defence School of Transport’s Defence Driving Instructor Course.      (HL3790)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what range of driving experience would a student on the Defence School of Transport’s Defence Driving Instructor Course be expected to have.      (HL3791)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the duration and content of the Defence School of Transport’s Defence Driving Instructor Course; and what training would a civilian-approved driving instructor that a Defence Driving Instructor would not have.      (HL3792)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 28th July, what weighting is given in purchasing of cars towards those manufactured in this country.      (HL3793)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what items appear in, and the exact nature of, the six Standard Individual Export Licences given for exports to Sudan as reported in the 1999 Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls, other than the military truck as stated in HC162W, 30th November 1999.      (HL3794)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the goods, which were given Standard Individual Export Licences for Sudan, were in contravention of the European Union arms embargo on Sudan.      (HL3795)

The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will not allow any further export of goods on the military list to Sudan until there is peace.      (HL3796)

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current rate of tax on personal incomes in each country of the European Union, and whether they will indicate in respect of each the threshold of income (expressed in pounds sterling and euros) at which this tax rate applies.      (HL3797)

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]
    European Communities (Amendment) [HL]
    Psychotherapy [HL]
    Protection of Animals (Amendment)
    Warm Homes and Energy Conservation
    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No.2) [28th September]

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 [27th September]
    Criminal Justice and Court Services [2nd October]
    Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) [29th September]
    Licensing (Young Persons) [29th September]
    Fur Farming (Prohibition)
    Police (Northern Ireland)
    Disqualifications

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    European Parliamentary Elections [HL]

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL] [29th September]
    Transport

Waiting for Third Reading

    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]

Sent to the Commons

    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
    Parliamentary Commissioner (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]
    Insolvency [HL]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
    Kent County Council [HL]
    Medway Council [HL]
    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENT IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Amendment of Section 10) Order 2000
    Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Joint Claims: Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER

European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am
Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Union (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

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

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

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
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER

European Union (Sub-Committee B)10.30 am

TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER

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

TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER

Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER

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

 
 
 
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