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NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

Items marked are new or have been altered.

MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER

At half-past two o’clock

*The Lord Skelmersdale—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Minister for Women is recommending the Prime Minister to take paternity 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 how many hereditary peers who lost the right to sit and vote in the House of Lords on the enactment of the House of Lords Act are on the electoral register in the Kensington and Chelsea parliamentary constituency but were not entitled to vote in the recent by-election.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That, unless any Lord objects, leave be given to the Chairman of Committees to move the eight motions standing in his name en bloc.

†Science and Technology—The Chairman of Committees to move, That a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be named of the Select Committee:

L. Haskel

L. Howie of Troon

L. Jenkin of Roding

L. McColl of Dulwich

L. Methuen

L. Oxburgh

L. Patel

L. Perry of Walton

B. Platt of Writtle

L. Quirk

L. Rea

L. Tombs

L. Wade of Chorlton

L. Walton of Detchant

B. Warwick of Undercliffe

B. Wilcox

L. Winston (Chairman);

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any Lord for the purposes of serving on the Committee or any sub-committee;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Committee and any sub-committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee and any sub-committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the minutes of evidence taken before the Committee or any sub-committee from time to time shall, if the Committee think fit, be printed and delivered out; and

That the Committee do meet on Tuesday 7th December at a quarter-before eleven o’clock.

†Procedure of the House—The Chairman of Committees to move, That the Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords together with the Chairman of Committees be named of the Committee:

V. Allenby of Megiddo

B. Anelay of St. Johns

V. Bledisloe

L. Burlison

L. Burnham

E. Caithness

L. Carter

L. Clarke of Hampstead

L. Denham

E. Ferrers

B. Gould of Potternewton

B. Hamwee

L. Harris of Greenwich

L. Henley

L. Irvine of Lairg (Lord Chancellor)

B. Jay of Paddington

L. Kimball

B. Lockwood

L. Mackay of Ardbrecknish

L. Mancroft

L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank

L. Shepherd

V. Simon

L. Skelmersdale

L. Strabolgi

L. Strathclyde

L. Tordoff

L. Weatherill

L. Williams of Mostyn.

†Standing Orders (Private Bills)—The Chairman of Committees to move, That a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords together with the Chairman of Committees be named of the Committee:

B. Ashton of Upholland

L. Brett

V. Bridgeman

L. Brougham and Vaux

V. Falkland

E. Liverpool

E. Sandwich.

†Hybrid Instruments—The Chairman of Committees to move, That a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords together with the Chairman of Committees be named of the Committee:

L. Brougham and Vaux

L. Burnham

E. Courtown

V. Craigavon

L. King of West Bromwich

B. Thomas of Walliswood

B. Wilkins.

†Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)—The Chairman of Committees to move, That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to serve as members of the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST):

E. Erroll

L. Flowers

L. Oxburgh

L. Winston.

†Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL)—The Chairman of Committees to move, That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be named as members of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL):

L. Boston of Faversham

L. Burnham

L. Thomson of Monifieth.

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†Statutory Instruments—The Chairman of Committees to move, on behalf of the Committee of Selection, that the Earl of Onslow be appointed a member of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments in the place of the Lord Burnham.

†European Union—The Chairman of Committees to move, That a Select Committee be appointed to consider European Union documents and other matters relating to the European Union.

That the expression “European Union documents” shall include the following documents:

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be named of the Committee:

V. Bledisloe

L. Borrie

L. Brooke of Alverthorpe

V. Brookeborough

B. Crawley

L. Goodhart

L. Hope of Craighead

L. Howell of Guildford

L. Hussey of North Bradley

L. Lamont of Lerwick

B. O’Cathain

E. Selborne

L. Tomlinson

L. Tordoff (Chairman)

L. Trefgarne

L. Wallace of Saltaire

L. Williams of Elvel

L. Willoughby de Broke;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to such sub-committees any of the matters within the terms of reference of the Committee; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees, but that such sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairman for the purpose of particular inquiries; that two be the quorum of such sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any Lord for the purpose of serving on a sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and any sub-committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Select Committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

That the minutes of evidence taken before the European Communities Committee or any sub-committee thereof in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee: and

That the Committee do meet on Tuesday 7th December at a quarter-past four o’clock.

†European Union Proposals: Scrutiny Reserve—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move to resolve, That:

(1) No Minister of the Crown should give agreement in the Council to any proposal for European Community legislation or for a common strategy, joint action or common position under Title V or a common position, framework decision, decision or convention under Title VI of the Treaty on European Union—

    (a) which is still subject to scrutiny (that is, on which the European Union Committee has not completed its scrutiny); and

    (b) on which the European Union Committee has made a report to the House for debate, but on which the debate has not yet taken place.

(2) In this Resolution, any reference to agreement to a proposal includes—

    (a) agreement to a programme, plan or recommendation for European Community legislation;

    (b) political agreement;

    (c) in the case of a proposal on which the Council acts in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (co-decision), agreement to a common position, to an act in the form of a common position incorporating amendments proposed by the European Parliament, and to a joint text; and

    (d) in the case of a proposal on which the Council acts in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 252 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (co-operation), agreement to a common position.

(3) The Minister concerned may, however, give agreement to a proposal which is still subject to scrutiny or which is awaiting debate in the House—

    (a) if he considers that it is confidential, routine or trivial or is substantially the same as a proposal on which scrutiny has been completed;

    (b) if the European Union Committee has indicated that agreement need not be withheld pending completion of scrutiny or the holding of the debate.

(4) The Minister concerned may also give agreement to a proposal which is still subject to scrutiny or awaiting debate in the House if he decides that for special reasons agreement should be given; but he should explain his reasons—

    (a) in every such case, to the European Union Committee at the first opportunity after reaching his decision; and

    (b) in the case of a proposal awaiting debate in the House, to the House at the opening of the debate on the Committee’s Report.

(5) In relation to any proposal which requires adoption by unanimity, abstention shall, for the purposes of paragraph (4), be treated as giving agreement.

Local Government Bill [HL]Second Reading [The Lord Whitty]

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.

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 and the Finance Bill 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 Strange—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they can give a firm date for when the Armed Forces Pension Review is to be published.

Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

The Lord St John of Bletso—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Enlargement of the EU: progress and problems (21st Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 118).

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 Bishop of St Albans

*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, increases the possibility of nuclear war early in the coming millennium.

*The Countess of Mar—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the scope of medical examination and follow-up undertaken for members of H M Armed Forces who were at any time located in, or passed through, areas contaminated by depleted uranium during and after Operation Granby.

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing the number of QUANGOs.

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.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a scheme similar to the public bond issue for the New York subway should be introduced for the London Underground.

Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]

†Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999—The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2nd November be approved. [30th Report from the Joint Committee, Session 1998-99]

†Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999—The Lord Sainsbury of Turville to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22nd November be approved. [1st Report from the Joint Committee]

†Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000—The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17th November be approved. [1st Report from the Joint Committee]

†Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 1999—The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 24th November be approved. [2nd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25th November be approved. [2nd Report from the Joint Committee]

†Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 1999—The Lord Whitty to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25th November be approved. [2nd Report from the Joint Committee]

The Lord McIntosh of Haringey to move, That this House approves the Government’s assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 1999-2000, the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 1999-2000, and the Pre-Budget Report 1999 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.

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.

*The Lord Peyton of Yeovil—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide adequate accommodation for the Prime Minister’s official staff.

*The Lord Taverne—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to revoke the European Commission’s ban on phthalate plasticisers.

*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.

TUESDAY 14TH DECEMBER

*The Viscount Waverley—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take into account the final destination of goods, as opposed to their transit destination, when calculating the figures for the United Kingdom’s trade exports per country by country of destination.

*The Baroness Cumberlege—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the rising rate of caesarian sections.

*The Lord Ashley of Stoke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers they have to influence local authority social services; and whether they intend to use or augment these powers to reduce the disparities between authorities.

*The Lord Waddington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when British citizenship will be given to the people of the Overseas Territories.

WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER

*The Baroness Jeger—To ask Her Majesty’s Government why does the European Union continue to subsidise the growing of tobacco; and how much was spent on this subsidy in the last financial year.

*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they anticipate the NHS financial deficit will be in this financial year.

*The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they favour retention of the Salisbury convention when Her Majesty’s Opposition have no voting majority in either House of Parliament.

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. (Short debate)

The Lord Hardy of Wath—To call attention to the future of the coal industry and related coal engineering industries; and to move for papers. (Short debate)

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.

THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER

*The Lord Methuen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the 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 Annan—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how often the flight paths into Heathrow Airport are changed.

*The Lord Marlesford—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to retain the United Kingdom’s veto seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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 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 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.

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 Cowdrey of Tonbridge—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the role of sport in schools.

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 Baroness Massey of Darwen—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help children living with HIV/AIDS.

The Baroness Cumberlege—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to improve maternity services.

†The Lord Holme of Cheltenham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the creation of sustainable livelihoods as the spearhead of their anti-poverty strategy in the less developed countries.

PART II

MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE

[Ballot on 12th January for debate on 26th January]

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.

The Lord Haskel—To call attention to the need for British industry to be innovative, to adopt growth strategies and to exploit new science and technology in order to create a more competitive economy; 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 2nd December]

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to make available the latest revisions of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate’s country assessments.      (HL207)

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the Bidding Guidelines for police forces to follow when bidding for a share of the Crime Fighting Fund for police recruits.      (HL208)

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have granted a licence for the proposed export of smoke and incendiary grenades to the Norwegian KFOR contingent in Kosovo; and, if so, how they this reconcile this with the United Nations and European Union arms embargoes in place on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.      (HL209)

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have yet made a decision about the level of Meat Hygiene Service charges in 1999-2000.      (HL210)

The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Baroness Hollis of Heigham intended to assert that people disentitled to means tested benefits do not suffer from “linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown” (HL Deb, col. 721); and, if so, on what sources of information this assertion was based.      (HL211)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many payments to National Health Service Trusts were made by the Compensation Recovery Unit of the Benefits Agency under the terms of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 between 5th April and 30th November; what was the aggregate value of those payments; and what was the aggregate value of National Health Service charges billed to insurance companies by the Compensation Recovery Unit, but not yet paid by them, as at 30th November.      (HL212)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the number of settled claims and their aggregate value, notified by insurance companies to the Compensation Recovery Unit of the Benefits Agency under the terms of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 between 5th April and 30th November.      (HL213)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total number and aggregate value of charges billed to insurance companies by the Compensation Recovery Unit of the Benefits Agency under the terms of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 between 5th April and 30th November.      (HL214)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out a review of the first six months of the operation of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999; and, if so, what conclusions they have reached.      (HL215)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all relevant data relating to road traffic accidents which occurred prior to 5th April and on which National Health Service charges are potentially recoverable, have been loaded onto the Compensation Recovery Unit’s computer system; and whether such recoveries are now being actively pursued.      (HL216)

The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims made under the provisions of the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999 were the subject of appeals by insurance companies as at 30th November; how long it is estimated that appeals will take to be heard; and what is the estimated cost of an appeal to the taxpayer.      (HL217)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list by grade the number of persons working in the Environment Group of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, broken down into their respective Divisions and Branches, with a short description of the function of each Branch and the total cost of employing the personnel in each Branch.      (HL218)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the figures for morbidity and mortality of farmers and farm workers and their families for each year since 1980 for Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and tumours of the brain.      (HL219)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any studies are being conducted by the Employment Medical Advisory Service of the Health and Safety Executive into the health status of employees at Merston Farm, Isle of Wight; and, if not, whether they will establish a study as a matter of urgency.      (HL220)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Health and Safety Executive is intending to prosecute the owner of Merston Farm, Isle of Wight, for illegal disposal of containers of Cymag; and, if not, why not.      (HL221)

The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making, in the light of the recommendations of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists working party on organophosphate sheep dips, towards establishing diagnostic and treatment centres for patients who believe they are suffering chronic health effects following exposure to organophosphates.      (HL222)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of their commitment to legislation enabling the United Kingdom to ratify the statute of the International Criminal Court, they still consider that extra-territorial jurisdiction should not go beyond the limits proposed by the Home Office Steering Committee Report Review of Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction of July 1996.      (HL223)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest assessment of humanitarian need in Angola; and what bilateral and multilateral action they are taking to help meet it.      (HL224)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest assessment of the political and security situation in Angola; and what response they are advocating and supporting within the United Nations, the European Union and other appropriate fora.      (HL225)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking bilaterally and multilaterally towards ensuring that the human rights operation in Angola is fully resourced and funded.      (HL226)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the significance of the Burundi dimension to the overall crisis in the Great Lakes region; and what action they are supporting both bilaterally and multilaterally to deal with it.      (HL227)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage and support an increased UNHCR presence in Columbia to respond to the accentuated crisis of displaced people.      (HL228)

The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are supporting both bilaterally and multilaterally to ensure adequate resources for the long term rehabilitation of Orissa.      (HL229)

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the links between Youth Offending Teams and local authority secure units.      (HL230)

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what offending behaviour programmes are available to—

The Baroness David—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the most recent statistics available for the number of 12 to 14-year-olds placed in custody—

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government by what mechanism the youth justice system will monitor and review the individual progress of a young person placed on remand in local authority secure accommodation, given that the Secure Accommodation Regulations do not apply to such young people.      (HL233)

The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the institutions which come within the juvenile secure estate which comes into being in April 2000 will adopt the general welfare principle of the Children Act 1989.      (HL234)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United States Administration’s plans to deploy a national missile defence system, if proceeded with, would require changes to the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty; and, if so, whether they will seek to be actively involved in any necessary re-negotiation.      (HL235)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the recently-expressed comment in The Daily Telegraph on 1st December that a move towards a common foreign and security policy within the European Union “distracts attention from emerging security threats, such as the spread of missiles and weapons of mass destruction” and “sows the seeds of discord within the Atlantic relationship”.      (HL236)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are dangers attached to the United States Administration’s plans to deploy a national missile defence system, particularly in terms of Russian ratification of START II and future negotiation of START III.      (HL237)

The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why Ian Brady was recently force-fed when on hunger strike, despite a ruling of the Home Secretary (Mr Roy Jenkins) in July 1974 that prisoners on hunger strike should no longer be force-fed except in exceptional circumstances (HC Deb, 17th July 1974, cols. 451-452).      (HL238)

BILLS IN PROGRESS

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

Waiting for Second Reading


Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

    Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules)

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Armed Forces Discipline [HL]
    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
    Nuclear Safeguards [HL]
    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [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 consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
    Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 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
    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 1999
    Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999
    Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 1999

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]

MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER

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

TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER

European Communities (Sub-Committee E)in Luxembourg
Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.45 am
Finance and Staff (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm
European Communities (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)9.30 am
(Science and Society)

MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee11.15 am

TUESDAY 14TH DECEMBER

House of Lords’ Offices Committee4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER

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

TUESDAY 11TH JANUARY

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

 
 
 
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