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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

THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER

At eleven o’clock

*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.

*The Lord Burnham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether full naval and Royal Air Force patrols will continue over the Christmas period.

†Business of the House—The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow the Consolidated Fund Bill to be taken through its remaining stages today.

Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL]Committee [The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean] [First Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]

ROYAL ASSENT

[In the event that the Consolidated Fund Bill is brought from the Commons, it will be taken through all its stages this day]

MONDAY 10TH JANUARY

*The Lord Hoyle—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to start the Pet Travel Pilot Scheme.

*The Lord Ezra—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the effect on the Post Office and its network of the ending of the payment of benefits through the Post Office.

†*The Baroness Trumpington—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in order to permit the harness horse equality with the ridden horse on public rights of way, they will rectify the anomaly in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions consultation paper, Improving Rights of Way in England and Wales, which puts horse-drawn vehicles into the same category as the motorised vehicle.

†Care Standards Bill [HL]—Committee [The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

TUESDAY 11TH JANUARY

*The Lord Jenkins of Putney—To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they reconcile their maintenance of nuclear weapons with their claim to support nuclear disarmament.

*The Lord Roberts of Conwy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and, if so, how, Task Forces are held accountable to Parliament.

*The Lord Campbell of Croy—To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 relevant to the carriage by taxis of guide dogs accompanying blind persons will be put into effect.

†*The Lord Clement-Jones—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that resources currently allocated to the National Health Service will be adequate to ensure that their targets for cancer, cardiac and mental health outcomes will be met.

†Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL]—Committee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]

†‡Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) Bill [HL]—Second Reading [The Baroness Gardner of Parkes]

WEDNESDAY 12TH JANUARY

*The Lord Walton of Detchant—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the concern being expressed by educational authorities in developing countries about the demise of the former Education Low-priced Book Scheme, they will consider offering financial support to the Educational Low-priced Sponsored Texts (ELST) charitable trust.

*The Lord Luke—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will use to assess bids for the Millennium Dome and ancillary areas to be sold after the end of the Millennium Experience on 31st December 2000.

*The Lord Renton of Mount Harry—To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to introduce substantial changes in the National Lottery, and in the way in which the proceeds are distributed, when the Lottery licence is next renewed.

The Lord Carrington—To call attention to the international situation; and to move for papers.

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

THURSDAY 13TH JANUARY

*The Lord Davies of Oldham—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are being developed to reduce the number of child deaths caused by road accidents.

*The Lord Islwyn—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further consideration they are giving to the transport needs of Wales.

†*The Lord Barnett—To ask the Chairman of Committees when the House of Lords committee on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England will be set up again.

†‡The Lord Naseby—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on opening up transatlantic flights to new entrant carriers.

†[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL] will be concluded this day.]

TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY

Kent County Council Bill [HL]—Third Reading [The Lord Thomson of Monifieth]

WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY

The Lord Weatherill—To call attention to the situation in Pakistan; and to move for papers.

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 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 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.

The Earl Russell—To call attention to the Rowntree Report “Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 1999”; and to move for papers.

The Viscount Falkland—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve and increase the control and regulation of betting on horse racing in order to combat any increase in criminal activity.

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 Lord Freyberg—To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Forty-fifth Report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.

†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.

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.

The Lord Chadlington—To call attention to the high levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly in prisons and amongst the young male population; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Sandwich—To call attention to the case for action, bilaterally, and through inter-governmental organisations, to end bonded labour and all other contemporary forms of slavery; and to move for papers.

†The Baroness Lockwood—To call attention to the publication of Her Majesty’s Government’s strategy document, Making a Difference, and to the impact on university education of nurses; and to move for papers.

†The Lord Campbell of Alloway—To call attention to the application of the Salisbury convention in present day circumstances; 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]

The Baroness Hogg—To move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Non-Food Crops (First Report, HL Paper 5). [9th December]

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

[Tabled or amended on 15th December, or unanswered after 21 days]

23rd November

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)

24th November

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the outcome of the assessment, carried out by the Office for National Statistics at the request of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, of the reasons for the fall in self-employed jobs in the tourist-related industries by 17,000 over the year to December 1998.      (HL91)

15th December

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the Glenthorne Youth Treatment Centre.      (HL419)

The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a statement has been made under the Human Rights Act 1998 in connection with the Consolidated Fund Bill.      (HL420)

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to receive the report of the Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group.      (HL421)

The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring further areas into the badger culling trial recommended by Professor Krebs to address questions about the incidence of tuberculosis in cattle.      (HL422)

The Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will announce the allocation of capital resources for expenditure on local transport infrastructure in 2000-01.      (HL423)

The Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have regarding the number of veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf conflict that have died and the underlying causes of death.      (HL424)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what support will be available to students in England and Wales in the academic year 2000-01.      (HL425)

The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the United Kingdom troop levels in Bosnia.      (HL426)

The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are used in deciding whether a young prisoner detained during Her Majesty’s pleasure has shown a significant alteration in maturity, which would justify a lower tariff than originally set.      (HL427)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a doctor, or a team of doctors, have yet been agreed to conduct the medical examination of General Pinochet announced by the Home Secretary.      (HL428)

The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to improve the availability of taxis in London, particularly at night time.      (HL429)

The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action has been taken, or recommendations made, by the Social Exclusion Unit, on gypsies and other travelling people.      (HL430)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what their budget for advertising is in the current financial year and how this compares with the last full year of the previous administration.      (HL431)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they believe that their expenditure on advertising represents value for money for the United Kingdom taxpayer.      (HL432)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to improve further the performance of the Government Communications and Information Service.      (HL433)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 13th December (HL Deb, col. 5) that “....as the Labour Party made clear before coming into office that it would have a strong centre, which it has”, where in the Party’s General Election manifesto reference to this policy development can be found.      (HL434)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 13th December (HL Deb, col. 5) that the Labour Party has a strong centre, whether this policy development is consistent with the intention espoused in the Labour Party’s General Election manifesto to deal with the fact that “Over-centralisation of government and lack of accountability was a problem in governments of both left and right”.      (HL435)

The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the commitment in the Labour Party’s General Election manifesto that “We are pledged to....an independent National Statistical Service”, whether they propose to produce legislation to honour this pledge; and, if so, in what form and when.      (HL436)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the 1999 Annual Report of the Football Licensing Authority.      (HL437)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to introduce legislation to transform the Football Licensing Authority into the Sports Grounds Safety Authority.      (HL438)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foster design for Wembley with its six metre high platform and ramped access for athletics will in any way compromise the possibility of holding the Paralympics at Wembley.      (HL439)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions were reached at the Department for Education and Employment Conference for People With Disabilities (held on 14th December) with regard to holiday-taking and disability; and whether they will publish both the proceedings of the workshop that focused on this issue and the Government’s response to its recommendations.      (HL440)

The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take as a result of the recommendations put forward by members of the Tourism Forum which met on 15th December.      (HL441)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the concept of non-discrimination, protected by the European Convention on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, forbids unjustifiable indirect discrimination as well as direct discrimination by public authorities.      (HL442)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the delay in setting up a Select Committee on Human Rights as envisaged in the White Paper, Rights Brought Home; The Human Rights Bill (Cm 3782, October 1997).      (HL443)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sought the views of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Ministers and other interested parties in Scotland, about the contents of the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill and its impact upon areas of devolved competence.      (HL444)

The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 13th December (WA 15), whether they would consent to the publication of the reports by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture of 1998.      (HL445)

The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government why French troops, part of KFOR, prevented local miners from inspecting and if possible re-starting production of the Trep(a mine in Kosovo; and what the current situation is there.      (HL446)

The Lord SelsdonTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what regulations will govern the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS); and when these regulations will come into force.      (HL447)

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) [16th February]

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    Armed Forces Discipline [HL] [16th December]
    Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
    Local Government [HL]
    Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
    Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
    Care Standards [HL] [10th January]
    Race Relations (Amendment) [HL] [11th January]

Waiting for Report

    Nuclear Safeguards [HL]
    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]

Waiting for Third Reading

    Kent County Council [HL] [18th January]
    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]
    City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]

AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENT IN PROGRESS

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee

    Draft Local Government Best Value (Exemption) (England) Order 1999

COMMITTEES

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

in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]

THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER

European Union (Sub-Committee C)10.30 am

TUESDAY 11TH JANUARY

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)10.45 am
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 12TH JANUARY

Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)10.30 am
(Science and Society)
European Union (Sub-Committee B)3.15 pm

TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY

European Union (Sub-Committee A)10.30 am
European Union (Select Committee)4.15 pm

WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY

Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee10.30 am
European Union (Sub-Committee E)4.15 pm

TUESDAY 25TH JANUARY

Library and Computers (Sub-Committee)4.15 pm
in the Moses Room

WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY

Science and Technology (Select Committee)10.30 am

WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill10.30 am
Unopposed Bill Committeein the Moses Room

 
 
 
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