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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 4TH OCTOBER

At half-past two o’clock

*The Baroness Sharples—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to ensure that there will be no crisis this winter in the National Health Service.

*The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that it is in accordance with the status of this House that members of the public should be invited to propose themselves for membership.

*The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what orders have been given to the commander of British forces in Sierra Leone on how to deal with mercenaries flying a helicopter gunship on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone.

*The Lord Dixon-Smith—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they next expect any of the three members of the de Chastelain Commission to visit or revisit IRA arms dumps.

Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—House to be again Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [22nd and 28th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they intend to make to the recommendation of the Panel on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (the Brahimi Report) that member states working in partnership should develop coherent, multi-national brigade-sized forces in readiness for future peacekeeping needs.

†*The Lord Rotherwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the financial position of the Millennium Dome.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the recommendations of the recently formed fuel emergency task force to be made public.

†*The Earl of Shrewsbury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into English law this week, the use of enforcement cameras against speeding motorists is legal.

†Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Lord Whitty] [24th, 26th and 27th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]

‡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.

MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Ahmed—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the taxpayer of the provision of personal protection to Mr Salman Rushdie.

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have adopted or will adopt one or more of the Ten Ways to a Culture of Peace recommended by Labour Action for Peace.

*The Lord Blackwell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of euro reserves purchased by the Bank of England from both sale of gold reserves and other market intervention since the euro was launched, and what is the loss in sterling value of those reserves at current exchange rates.

*The Lord Dubs—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent statement by the Food Standards Agency about organically grown food.

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

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

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Walton of Detchant—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the findings and conclusions of the Griffiths Report of 8th May reviewing the research framework in the North Staffordshire National Health Service Trust, in the light of the criticisms set out in the paper by Sir Iain Chalmers and Dr Edmund Hey, published in the British Medical Journal on 22nd September.

*The Baroness Young—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that teachers have sufficient powers to deal with disruptive children in the classroom.

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims are outstanding in Wales by miners seeking compensation for chest and lung diseases as a result of employment in the mining industry.

*The Lord Dormand of Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many secondary schools based on a system of selection have changed to the comprehensive system since 1st May 1997.

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

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—House to be again in Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

‡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.

WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Lester of Herne Hill—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to remove the legal uncertainty for asylum seekers and would-be immigrants created by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Commencement No. 6 Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2000 to avoid any risk that the Order may break the European Convention on Human Rights.

*The Lord Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish at six-monthly intervals an assessment of progress towards meeting the five tests laid down for deciding whether the United Kingdom should join the euro zone.

*The Lord Hardy of Wath—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether existing legislation is sufficient to deal with the problem of litter.

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

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

THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER

*The Baroness Miller of Hendon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the recommendations of the Audit Commission’s report dated 24th August on the acquisition by the Post Office of German Parcel.

*The Baroness Billingham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve awareness and treatment of breast cancer.

*The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whom they consider to be responsible for the outbreak of violence in the Gaza Strip and West Bank on 29th September.

[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill will be continued this day]

FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER

[At eleven o’clock]

Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill—Second Reading [The Lord Newton of Braintree]

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).

TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER

        Introductions—

The Lord Jordan

and

†The Lord Luce

          will be introduced.

*The Lord Waddington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission a study of the impact on the economy of St Helena of changes in the financing of public services on Ascension Island.

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what skills administrators in the National Health Service require before they qualify for appointment as business managers exercising control over medical staff.

*The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to charitable organisations working to promote the welfare of children in the Russian Federation.

†*The Baroness Sharp of Guildford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to introduce to alleviate the present shortage of teachers in schools.

WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the recently reorganised London medical colleges can maintain their teaching standards and commitments as envisaged under the National Plan for the National Health Service.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

†*The Lord Hunt of Chesterton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the current debate about the price of oil and petrol, how they are explaining to the public what their main objective will be at the forthcoming United Nations Conference on climate change at The Hague in November.

TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER

†*The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to avoid further erosion of the character of the countryside by advertising and by the erection of telecommunications masts.

WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set up a public enquiry under a senior judge into the circumstances of the Omagh bombing and the absence of any prosecutions.

THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER

*The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with their plans to sell the site of the Millennium Dome.

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER

†*The Lord Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce tax and benefit policies which will support parents who make a long term commitment to work together in partnership to care for and support their children.

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

Greater London Authority (Protected Information) Order 2000—The Baroness Hamwee to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 8th August, be annulled (S.I. 2000/2060).

The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to revise their energy policy.

The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the education currently provided in prisons.

The Lord Vinson—To call attention to the effect of disproportionate regulation on small businesses; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the increase in religious persecution in many countries; and whether they will consider measures similar to those adopted by the United States Congress.

The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their policy towards the government of Sudan, in the light of continuing violations of human rights.

The Lord Harris of Haringey—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements will be made to ensure that, if Community Health Councils are abolished as is envisaged in the National Health Service Plan, the new arrangements for empowering National Health Service users and the new Patient Advocate and Liaison Service will be independent, and will be perceived as independent, of the local National Health Service structures.

The Lord Willoughby de Broke—To call attention to the case for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the Common Agricultural Policy; and to move for papers.

The Lord Harrison—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the practical advantages of the United Kingdom joining the Single European Currency.

†The Lord Judd—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Russian Federation government have yet begun to fulfil their human rights obligations as a member of the Council of Europe in the conduct of their military and security operations in the Chechen Republic, and their administration of that republic.

†The Baroness Sharp of Guildford—To call attention to the recommendation in London University’s Institute for Education report that optimal class sizes in primary schools should be less than 25; and to move for papers.

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 Hope of Craighead—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Reforming EC Competition Procedures (4th Report, HL Paper 33). [29th February]

The Lord Jenkin of Roding—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Science and Society (3rd Report, HL Paper 38). [14th March]

The Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on e-Commerce: Policy Development and Co-ordination in the EU (14th Report, HL Paper 95). [1st August]

The Baroness Hilton of Eggardon—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Common European Policy on Security and Defence (15th Report, HL Paper 101). [3rd August]

The Lord Hope of Craighead—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Public Access to EU Documents (16th Report, HL Paper 102). [1st August]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled on 3rd October, or unanswered after 21 days]

18th July

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)

24th July

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)

25th July

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)

27th July

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 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)

28th July

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)

3rd October

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making arrangements for interdepartmental discussions between Ministers and officials to re-examine the role of the Council of Europe Development Bank and the part the United Kingdom might play in supporting the bank as well as becoming involved in its work.      (HL3997)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will initiate interdepartmental discussions between Ministers and officials to re-examine the role the United Kingdom might play to provide support for the Council of Europe Development Bank, as well as in involvement in its work; and, if not, why not.      (HL3998)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage appropriate international humanitarian agencies to increase their support for refugees and displaced people in and from the Chechen Republic before the advent of winter; and what financial resources they will make available to support this work.      (HL3999)

The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated total number of people, of men over 65 and women over 60 separately, in the United Kingdom over the age of retirement at the latest available date; what were the comparable figures in each decade since 1940; and what is the estimated number in each future decade to the year 2050.      (HL4000)

The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the life expectancy at birth, of men and women separately, of those born in the United Kingdom in 1999-2000; and what were the comparable estimates in each decade since 1940.      (HL4001)

The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what revision of the planning guidance they are considering in reference to the wish of the Civil Aviation Authority to relinquish their responsibility for safeguarding all types of aerodrome.      (HL4002)

The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many organisations and individuals had by 2nd October expressed support for the Government’s proposals relating to the Prison and Probation Inspectorates; and how many had opposed them.      (HL4003)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why they stated in a Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 26th July (WA 66) that “because the Wales Office only uses two cars supplied by the Government Car and Despatch Agency the provision of the level of detail requested may allow the identification of a Ministerial vehicle while it is in use” when they were able to provide similar details about the two cars supplied by the Agency to the Scottish Office in a Written Answer by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale on 6th July (WA 149).      (HL4004)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice is given to Government Departments in relation to the purchase of cars.      (HL4005)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how Government Departments dispose of cars after use.      (HL4006)

The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Government Car and Despatch Agency dispose of cars after use.      (HL4007)

The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been allocated to the Millennium Volunteer Project; how much money has been spent by the Millennium Volunteer Project to date; and which schemes have benefited.      (HL4008)

The Lord KimballTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimate of the number of Grade I Listed Buildings in England in public care, compared to those privately owned.      (HL4009)

The Lord KimballTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimate of the number of Grade II* Listed Buildings in England in public care, compared to those privately owned.      (HL4010)

The Lord KimballTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimate of the number of Grade II Listed Buildings in England in public care, compared to those privately owned.      (HL4011)

The Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why, for the first time in 150 years, the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report was not published last year; and whether the Department of Health intends to publish it this year.      (HL4012)

The Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the £5.8 million promised by the Prime Minister to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia last year has been given and how much has been committed.      (HL4013)

The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate has been made of the cost of raising the threshold for repayment of income contingent student loans to (a) £13,000; (b) £15,000; and (c) £17,000 at each of the following real interest rates: (i) 0 per cent; (ii) 1 per cent; and (iii) 2 per cent annually for the years up to 2004-5, assuming student numbers continue on current trends and proportion of income taken remains at the current level.      (HL4014)

The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money was allocated to the Government’s new ConneXions Service in the their Year 2000 Spending Review; and whether the allocation (if any) is the total amount of “additional funding” which the Minister referred to during the passage of the Learning and Skills Bill (HL Deb, 17th February, col. 1380 and HL Deb, 14th March, col. 1504).      (HL4015)

The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schemes under the Sure Start are “up and running”; and how many of these include as active members of the Local Sure Start Partnership one or more representatives of the Health Visitors Association.      (HL4016)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading

    [HL]
    Healthcare Services [HL]
    European Communities (Amendment) [HL]
    Psychotherapy [HL]
    Protection of Animals (Amendment)
    Warm Homes and Energy Conservation [13th October]

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    Colchester Borough Council [HL] [5th October]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    [HL]
    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums [10th October]
    Sexual Offences (Amendment)
    Freedom of Information
    Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
    Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
    Countryside and Rights of Way [5th October]
    Criminal Justice and Court Services [4th October]
    Fur Farming (Prohibition)
    Police (Northern Ireland)
    Disqualifications

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    European Parliamentary Elections [HL] (Consolidation)

Waiting for Report

    Deafblind Persons [HL]
    Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
    Transport

Waiting for Third Reading

    European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
    Health Service Commissioners (Amendment)
    Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL] [10th October]
    Licensing (Young Persons)

Sent to the Commons

    [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 INSTRUMENTS 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
    Energy Act 1976 (Reserve Powers) Order 2000
    Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 2000
    Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2000

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
in Committee Room G
European Union (Sub-Committee D)10.30 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

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Select Committee)4.10 pm
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)

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

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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