THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
[Prayers will have been read]
*The Lord BurnhamTo ask Her Majestys Government what an ethical foreign policy is.
*The Earl of OnslowTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations were received from J Sainsbury plc to the Department of Trade and Industrys investigation into supermarket and retail pricing.
*The Lord SaatchiTo ask Her Majestys Government when an Independent Appointments Commission will be appointed to scrutinise the creation of life peerages.
*The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they plan to take emergency action to get supplies of food, drink, fuel and medicine to St Helena before Christmas, following the temporary immobilisation of the only cargo ship regularly supplying the island.
The Lord ReayTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on A Reformed CAP? The outcome of Agenda 2000 (8th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 61).
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prosecuting Fraud on the Communities Financesthe Corpus Juris (9th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 62).
MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
The Lord Mackenzie of Culkein
*The Lord Campbell of AllowayTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they acknowledge the right of this House to amend, or to reject, secondary legislation.
*The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government in which aspects of the case of General Pinochet the Lord Chancellor has been involved.
*The Lord GoodhartTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they propose to make changes to the system of appointment of Assistant Recorders and Deputy Judges in England and Wales, in the light of the decision of the High Court of Justiciary in Starrs v. Procurator Fiscal, Linlithgow.
*The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made in discouraging the promotion of tobacco products, and in protecting non-smokers from the effects of passive smoking.
Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL]Second Reading [The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean]
The Lord SkelmersdaleTo move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999 (Revocation) Order 1999, laid before the House on 20th October, be annulled (S.I. 1999/2863).
TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth
The Lord Bishop of Derby
*The Lord Smith of CliftonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether low voter turnouts at all levels of election are a cause of concern and, if so, what steps they are taking to improve them.
*The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the subject of political repression in Belarus was discussed at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Istanbul summit-meeting.
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government how they reconcile their intention to build many more residential homes in South East England with the relative absence of brownfield sites and the creation of new national parks in the area.
*The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that disentitlement to means-tested benefits is a form of social exclusion.
WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER
*The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majestys Government whether inquiries have been completed into the reason why the original estimate of casualties in the train crash at Ladbroke Grove proved to be exaggerated; and what actions are being taken to prevent such a situation arising in a future civil disaster.
*The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to call young single mothers with children under four years old for interview under the New Deal, and, if so, whether pressure or inducements will be used to persuade them to go out to work.
*The Baroness Turner of CamdenTo ask Her Majestys Government what they intend in regard to the Working Time Regulations Review, announced at the Conference of the Confederation of British Industry.
The Earl FerrersTo call attention to the countryside; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will take steps to end the present mandatory requirement on personal pension fund holders to purchase an annuity at the age of 75.
THURSDAY 2ND DECEMBER
*The Lord Bishop of OxfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Christmas Day remains a day of value in the life of the nation, both as the celebration of the birth of Christ and as a shared day of rest.
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government what recent exchanges they have held with the United States Administration on proposals to develop ballistic missile defence.
*The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Defence Medical Services have the capability to meet the current and potential needs for medical care of the Armed Forces.
MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER
*The Lord SkelmersdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Minister for Women is recommending the Prime Minister to take paternal leave.
*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what proposals they will make at the World Trade Organisation talks to ensure environmental concerns are addressed.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are considering to make more effective use of roadside speed cameras and the penalties for driving at excessive speeds.
*The Lord TrefgarneTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the maximum wind strength which the Millennium Wheel (London Eye) has been designed to withstand (a) when stationary and (b) when in use.
TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER
*The Lord JacobsTo ask the Leader of the House what steps she proposes to take, following the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, to improve the procedures for debating the budget in this House.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what provision is made in the revised National Curriculum for the inclusion of the non-religious point of view.
*The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the latest regulations covering the travel of British subjects working with charitable non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan.
*The Baroness Miller of HendonTo ask Her Majestys Government in what ways they seek to modernise the United Nations and how they will work to make the Security Council more effective and more representative.
The Lord Dean of HarptreeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will support changes in procedure to improve Parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation.
WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they raised human rights and democracy with the Amir of Bahrain during his visit to Britain.
*The Lord MethuenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is a contingency plan to protect the public from the effects of radiation in the event of a major nuclear incident at the factory of Rolls Royce Nuclear Energy Services Ltd at Raynesway, Derby.
*The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the decision of the United States Senate not to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and the Geneva Conferences decision to spend a year discussing procedure, have jeopardised disarmament.
The Lord Jenkins of HillheadTo call attention to the state of British universities; and to move for papers.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their penal policy is different from that of the last Government.
THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER
*The Lord BownessTo ask Her Majestys Government when a response to the report by Stephen Crow and Rosamund Whittaker on house building in the South East is to be published.
*The Earl of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government what purpose Ministerial blind trusts serve.
MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER
*The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the reply by the Baroness Hayman on 21st October that Because of issues of food safety and food standards, the decision has been taken that it is sensible not to have different regimes in different countries and for us to act in a concerted, United Kingdom fashion (HL Deb, col. 1292), why they granted powers to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly to have different regimes concerning food safety and food standards in Scotland and Wales from those in England.
TUESDAY 14TH DECEMBER
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will re-examine the way in which figures for the United Kingdoms trade exports are calculated by country of destination.
NO DAY NAMED
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo move to resolve, That the prolixity of the Statute Book has further increased, is still increasing and ought significantly to be diminished.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys 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 Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their policy objectives towards Iraq are being achieved.
The Lord Pearson of RannochTo call attention to the UKs present relationship with the European Union, and possible alternatives; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider will be the impact of the digital broadcasting revolution on the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people who live in the United Kingdom.
The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will ensure that those who have studied at British schools elsewhere in the European Union can gain access to the student loan scheme.
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what further help they are considering for people who were infected with hepatitis C by contaminated NHS blood products and the dependants of those who have since died in consequence of their infection.
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what further consideration they have given to setting up a public inquiry into the undiagnosed illnesses of Gulf War veterans, as called for by the Royal British Legion.
The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will set up a nationwide network of childrens refuges as recommended in the Childrens Society study Still Running.
The Lord NorthbourneTo call attention to the role of voluntary youth services in combating social exclusion and promoting social inclusion; and to move for papers.
The Earl of CarnarvonTo call attention to the need for housing in the South East in the years to 2016; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Darcy de KnaythTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have made any response to Rehabilitation Internationals newly promulgated Charter for disabled people worldwide.
The Viscount Colville of CulrossTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have checked all Statutory Instruments issued since May 1997 for compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights (and especially with Article 8, Right to respect for private and family life); and whether they will in future attach to every such Instrument a Statement of Compliance.
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government how they view the current state of peace negotiations in the Middle East.
MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE
[Ballot on 1st December for debate on 15th December]
The Lord Smith of CliftonTo call attention to the number and nature of Task Forces and similar bodies created since May 1997; and to move for papers.
The Lord BridgesTo call attention to the long-term problems caused by coastal erosion; and to move for papers.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord Lewis of NewnhamTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Waste Incineration (11th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 71). [21st July]
The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prospects for the Tampere Special European Council (19th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 101). [7th September]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled on 23rd November]
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will publish the report by Sir David Ramsbotham, Chief Inspector of Prisons, into conditions at H M Prison Wandsworth; and, if not, why not. (HL68)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will publish the documents relevant to the death of haemophiliacs from hepatitis C after being given Factor 8, referred to in The Observer on 21st November; and, if not, why not. (HL69)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether normal mail services to and from Serbia have been restored; and, if not, whether they will use their best endeavours to achieve this end. (HL70)
The Lord RixTo ask Her Majestys Government which local authorities in England
(a) have been allocated money under the local authority Promoting Independence: Carers Grant (no. 44);
(b) have received their allocation following the submission of plans approved by the Department of Health;
(c) have received their allocation but did not submit plans to the Department of Health;
(d) are awaiting receipt of their allocation having submitted plans pending approval by the Department of Health; and
(e) have not received their allocation and did not submit plans to the Department of Health before the deadline of 3rd November. (HL71)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are now able to give a date for the opening of the Westminster underground station for the Jubilee line extension; and, if not, when they expect to be able to do so. (HL72)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Dubs on 13th May (WA 166-167), whether they will update the table showing the number of prisoners released each week since 6th September 1998 and the cumulative total, under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. (HL73)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will set out the criteria for de-trunking roads in the United Kingdom; and whether they will list, with the date of de-trunking in each case, those trunk roads which have been de-trunked and those which it is planned to de-trunk. (HL74)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government how many new by-passes were started on English trunk roads in each of the last ten years; and how many are to be started in the next three years. (HL75)
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government when the Armys UNICOM computer system was first introduced into units; and what is its life expectancy. (HL76)
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government what criteria and methods are used to determine whether a Royal Air Force pilot is unfit to fly through having taken alcohol or drugs; and what relevant tests are made before flights and after flying accidents. (HL77)
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government, for each of H M Armed Forces, how many redress of grievance cases have been related to the exercise of summary jurisdiction in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. (HL78)
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government how many cases of military offences were tried summarily over the last 12 month period for which figures are available in
(c) Catterick Garrison; or
(d) other convenient geographical or administrative areas,
showing for each garrison or area how many cases attracted
(a) a period of detention;
(c) any other punishment, admonishment or reprimand; or
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government, for each of H M Armed Forces, how many redress of grievance cases are outstanding after more than eight weeks, in respect of
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government what behaviour or actions which constitute military offences have been declared to be prevalent in
(b) Tidworth Garrison; and
(c) Catterick Garrison. (HL81)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Armed Forces Discipline [HL] [29th November]
Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
Nuclear Safeguards [HL]
Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]
Waiting for Third Reading
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
Kent County Council [HL]
Medway Council [HL]
Sent to the Commons
Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL]
London Local Authorities [HL]
Alliance and Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) [HL]
United Reformed Church [HL]
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999
Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999
Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1999
Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999
Draft Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000
SPECIAL PROCEDURE ORDER IN PROGRESS
Referred to a Joint Committee
City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
WEDNESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER