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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

WEDNESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

At half-past two o’clock

*The Lord Blaker—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many more countries they wish to see joining the European Union.

*The Lord Mackay of Drumadoon—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to amend the Scotland Act 1998 to allow the House of Lords to participate in the passage of Scottish legislation.

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that research into veterinary matters is adequately coordinated.

*The Earl of Courtown—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to establish safety and security regimes for purchasing via the Internet.

†The Queen’s Speech—Adjourned debate on the motion that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows—

“Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.”

and on the amendment moved by the Lord Strathclyde, at the end of the Address to insert “but regret the failure of Your Majesty’s Government to reduce the burden of taxation and regulation and deplore the incoherence and the lack of vision of the measures proposed by Your Majesty’s Government for the coming Session of Parliament.”

[It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be Health and Home Affairs.]

THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

[Prayers will have been read]

*The Lord Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what an ethical foreign policy is.

*The Earl of Onslow—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations were received from J Sainsbury plc to the Department of Trade and Industry’s investigation into supermarket and retail pricing.

*The Lord Saatchi—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when an Independent Appointments Commission will be appointed to scrutinise the creation of life peerages.

†*The Lord Monson—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Reay—To 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 Craighead—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prosecuting Fraud on the Communities’ Finances—the Corpus Juris (9th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 62).

MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

The Lord Mackenzie of Culkein

*The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they acknowledge the right of this House to amend, or to reject, secondary legislation.

*The Lord Lamont of Lerwick—To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which aspects of the case of General Pinochet the Lord Chancellor has been involved.

*The Lord Goodhart—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Worcester—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Skelmersdale—To 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

and

The Lord Bishop of Derby

*The Lord Smith of Clifton—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that disentitlement to means-tested benefits is a form of social exclusion.

WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER

*The Lord Bradshaw—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Northbourne—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Camden—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they intend in regard to the Working Time Regulations Review, announced at the Conference of the Confederation of British Industry.

†The Earl Ferrers—To call attention to the countryside; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Oxford—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Saltaire—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent exchanges they have held with the United States Administration on proposals to develop ballistic missile defence.

*The Baroness Cox—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Skelmersdale—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Minister for Women is recommending the Prime Minister to take paternal leave.

*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will make at the World Trade Organisation talks to ensure environmental concerns are addressed.

†*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Trefgarne—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Jacobs—To 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 Easington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision is made in the revised National Curriculum for the inclusion of the non-religious point of view.

*The Baroness Rawlings—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest regulations covering the travel of British subjects working with charitable non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan.

†*The Baroness Miller of Hendon—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Harptree—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support changes in procedure to improve Parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation.

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER

†*The Lord Avebury—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they raised human rights and democracy with the Amir of Bahrain during his visit to Britain.

†*The Lord Methuen—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the decision of the United States Senate not to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and the Geneva Conference’s decision to spend a year discussing procedure, have jeopardised disarmament.

The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead—To call attention to the state of British universities; and to move for papers.

†The Earl of Longford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their penal policy is different from that of the last Government.

THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER

†*The Lord Bowness—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Liverpool—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what purpose Ministerial blind trusts serve.

MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER

*The Lord Tebbit—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will re-examine the way in which figures for the United Kingdom’s trade exports are calculated by country of destination.

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 Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy objectives towards Iraq are being achieved.

The Lord Pearson of Rannoch—To call attention to the UK’s present relationship with the European Union, and possible alternatives; and to move for papers.

The Baroness Anelay of St Johns—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Young—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Manchester—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Russell—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set up a nationwide network of children’s refuges as recommended in the Children’s Society study “Still Running”.

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 Earl of Carnarvon—To 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 Knayth—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any response to Rehabilitation International’s newly promulgated Charter for disabled people worldwide.

The Viscount Colville of Culross—To ask Her Majesty’s 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 Hylton—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they view the current state of peace negotiations in the Middle East.

PART II

MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE

[Ballot on 1st December for debate on 15th December]

The Lord Smith of Clifton—To call attention to the number and nature of Task Forces and similar bodies created since May 1997; and to move for papers.

†The Lord Bridges—To call attention to the long-term problems caused by coastal erosion; and to move for papers.

PART III

SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS

[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]

†The Lord Lewis of Newnham—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Waste Incineration (11th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 71). [21st July]

The Lord Wallace of Saltaire—To 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s Government which local authorities in England—

The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s Government when the Army’s UNICOM computer system was first introduced into units; and what is its life expectancy.      (HL76)

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s Government how many cases of military offences were tried summarily over the last 12 month period for which figures are available in—

The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majesty’s 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 Majesty’s Government what behaviour or actions which constitute military offences have been declared to be “prevalent” in—

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


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

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

WEDNESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm
European Communities (Sub-Committee F)4.30 pm

THURSDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

Science and Technology (Select Committee)9.30 am

MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass10.30 am
Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997 (Joint Committee)

TUESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)10.30 am
(Science and Society)
Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
House of Lords’ Offices Committee3.15 pm
in the Moses Room
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
Administration and Works (Sub-Committee)4.30 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am

TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER

Finance and Staff (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee B)11.00 am

 
 
 
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