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.
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL
At half-past two oclock
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government how they intend to promote the broad public debate on the future institutional structure of the European Union agreed at the Nice European Council in December 2000.
*The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will amend section 2(2) of the Children Act 1989 with a view to providing (a) that every natural father is responsible jointly with the mother for the financial support of any child of his and for using his best endeavours to ensure that the child receives the love, care, guidance and education which it needs from birth to maturity; and (b) that fathers who fulfil these responsibilities shall have joint parental responsibility for the child and appropriate access arrangements in cases where the parents do not live in the same household.
*The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they intend to take to improve the cleanliness of those motorways and trunk roads for which the Highways Agency is responsible.
*The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every vehicle owner has a valid motor insurance policy.
Homes BillThe Lord Whitty to move, That it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Homes Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 9
Clauses 10 to 30
Schedules 2 and 3
Clauses 31 to 35.
Health and Social Care BillReport [The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]
The Baroness PrasharTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to Racial Harassment: Action on the Ground, a Report by Gerard Lemos for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and to the proposals for improving services for tackling racist incidents and harassment in the United Kingdom.
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL
*The Lord Montagu of BeaulieuTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on the provision of a service station on the M40 between London and the Oxford service station; whether planning permission has been granted; and, if so, what is the projected date of opening.
*The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have for tackling the increasing level of organised crime and racketeering in Northern Ireland.
*The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations have been made to the United States administration with regard to the supply of advanced radar weapon systems, such as Aegis, to Taiwan.
*The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their reaction to the report of the mission of the International Bar Association to Zimbabwe about the situation of the judiciary and legal system of that country.
Business of the HouseThe Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Monday next to enable the motion standing in the name of the Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to be taken immediately after the motion relating to the 2nd Report of the Liaison Committee.
The Baroness PrasharTo call attention to the role of national policy makers in creating a learning society; and to move for papers. [Balloted Debate]
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo call attention to the violations of human rights in Iran and to the policy of Her Majestys Government towards Iran; and to move for papers. [Balloted Debate]
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking towards the comprehensive reform of anti-discrimination legislation in the United Kingdom, particularly regarding discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
*The Lord NorthbrookTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will reconsider their decision not to remove the requirement on personal pensionholders and stakeholder pensioners to purchase annuities after retirement.
*The Baroness WalmsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government when they plan to carry out the next official curriculum and staffing survey in secondary schools.
*The Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majestys Government what precautions are being taken to protect people and property during the public protests planned to take place in London on 1st May.
Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) Order 2001The Lord Kingsland to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 20th March, be annulled (S.I. 2001/1077).
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Health and Social Care Bill will be concluded this day]
MONDAY 30TH APRIL
*The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majestys Government how the Department for International Development programmes are helping to alleviate child poverty in Central and Eastern Europe.
*The Lord QuirkTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons Report on Young Offenders Institution Swinfen Hall, published on 3rd April.
*The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government, following the rejection by the United States government of the Kyoto Agreement on climate change, whether they will propose to the World Trade Organisation that it should authorise sanctions against United States industries that benefit from not having to pay the Climate Change Levy.
*The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government whether support for marriage remains one of the Governments aims for family policy.
LiaisonThe Chairman of Committees to move, That the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 67) be agreed to.
The Lord ChalfontTo move, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out all the words after That and insert this House rejects the recommendation of the Liaison Committee and appoints a Select Committee of five members to consider the justification for the finding of those reviewing the conclusions of the RAF Board of Inquiry that both pilots of the Chinook helicopter ZD 576 which crashed on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994 were negligent.
Criminal Justice and Police BillCommittee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [First Special Report and First Report from the Human Rights Committee] [16th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
The Lord Rodgers of Quarry BankTo move to resolve, That this House calls on Her Majestys Government to set up an independent review of the conclusions of the board of inquiry into the crash of Chinook helicopter ZD 576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.
TUESDAY 1ST MAY
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the estimated cost to the United Kingdom of osteoporotic fractures.
*The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in the payment of compensation to former miners suffering from chest diseases as a result of their employment in the mining industry.
*The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they welcome the Turkish governments national plan for European Union accession, published on 19th March.
*The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the effects of their economic and fiscal policies on the United Kingdoms manufacturing industry.
The Lord GreavesTo ask Her Majestys Government what lessons can be drawn from the modernisation scheme at Leeds railway station.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill will be continued this day]
WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY
*The Lord GeddesTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the objective of keeping United Kingdom troops in Sierra Leone, and when that objective will be achieved.
*The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the distinction between the current training grant paid to Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students and a training salary.
*The Lord Bishop of DurhamTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to amend the law so that decisions about fluoridation of water rest with them rather than local authorities or the water industry.
The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding the employment of persons other than police officers to escort abnormal loads on motorways.
THURSDAY 3RD MAY
*The Lord Dixon-SmithTo ask Her Majestys Government by what date they expect the Public Private Partnership for London Transport to be implemented.
*The Baroness NoakesTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the result of the market testing carried out in relation to the sale of the Millennium Dome site.
*The Lord Cope of BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many prisoners have been released on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme since its introduction.
The Lord Bishop of OxfordTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will bring the provisions of the Family Law Act 1996 into force.
TUESDAY 8TH MAY
*The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majestys Government what they are doing with regard to the present developments in Zimbabwe.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking, in addition to clauses in the Criminal Justice and Police Bill, to prevent the Animal Liberation Front from damaging the pharmaceutical industry in the United Kingdom.
*The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to combat corruption in developing countries.
*The Lord Phillips of SudburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will ensure that all reports from the Government, Government Departments and non-departmental public bodies contain an index.
WEDNESDAY 9TH MAY
*The Viscount of OxfuirdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of recent historical research, they will arrange for the renaming of the New Forest historical monument which is currently designated The Rufus Stone.
*The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the justification for their subsidising organic farming.
*The Baroness SharplesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, following the six month pilot study of a voluntary smart card, they have any plans to introduce such an identity card nationally.
The Lord Brooke of AlverthorpeTo call attention to the effects of Her Majestys Governments policies on the United Kingdoms economic wellbeing, on employment, on social exclusion and on inequality; and to move for papers.
THURSDAY 10TH MAY
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government how they propose to reconcile competitiveness and environmental safeguards in energy policy.
*The Lord BownessTo ask Her Majestys Government what impact they expect local Public Service Agreements to have on the Best Value regime for local authorities.
NO DAY NAMED
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to the unintended consequences of inappropriate regulation; and to move for papers.
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 Lord Pearson of RannochTo call attention to the United Kingdoms relationship with the European Union and possible alternatives; and to move for papers.
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo call attention to the recommendations in the Report of the Group on Sittings of the House (HL Paper 83, Session 1993-94); and to move for papers.
The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo call attention to the recommendation in London Universitys Institute for Education report that optimal class sizes in primary schools should be less than 25; and to move for papers.
The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to promote conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building in developing countries.
The Lord Ashley of StokeTo ask Her Majestys Government what proposals they have to ensure the comprehensive subtitling of television programmes.
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government what strategies they have to address the needs of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
The Lord HyltonTo call attention to the conditions facing the Kurdish people in the countries in which they live; and to move for papers.
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissions activities to date; and whether they consider the Commissions composition to be a fair representation of the community as a whole.
The Baroness UddinTo ask Her Majestys Government how they will respond to the recommendations of the Parekh Report on the future of multi-ethnic Britain.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the present level of recruitment in the police force is satisfactory.
The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the growth of religious persecution in many parts of the world.
The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their White Paper Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor contains evidence of progress towards the international development targets set for 2015.
The Earl HoweTo call attention to the damage caused to families by false accusations of child abuse; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they propose to take to increase participation in sport by women and girls.
The Lord Norton of LouthTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ensure that the needs of those who suffer from an extreme fear of heights (acrophobia) are taken into account, especially in the design of public buildings and other constructions.
The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo call attention to the celebration of International Womens Day, to the position of women in todays society and to measures for achieving equality; and to move for papers.
The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards aquatic sports in the United Kingdom and the seas around it.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that an effective, significant and independent military force could be established by European Union Member States within the next three years.
The Lord HanningfieldTo ask Her Majestys Government how they can ensure a co-ordinated approach between the emergency services and local authorities during periods of national or local emergency.
The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the concerns expressed about discipline in secondary schools by Mr Mike Tomlinson, the Chief Inspector of Schools, in OFSTEDs annual report.
The Lord VivianTo call attention to the Ministry of Defence Performance Report for the years 1999-2000; and to move for papers.
The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there would be improved access to the single market in health products and services if the United Kingdom joined the euro; and, if so, whether National Health Service bureaucracy and costs would be reduced and resources re-allocated to provide additional funding.
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government what benefits are expected to flow from the recent decision to combine private finance initiatives with sponsored reserves for the procurement of the new heavy equipment transporter for the Army.
The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majestys Government how they will promote the health of children through improved fitness and diet.
The Lord Alexander of WeedonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, now that the Human Rights Act 1998 is in force, they will create a new and separate post of Minister of Justice.
The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ensure that Objective One Status succeeds for Cornwall.
The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government, given that their aim of a nuclear weapon-free world would require Trident and its weapons to be destroyed, when and how they envisage this taking place.
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to promote the welfare of retired greyhounds.
The Baroness HooperTo ask Her Majestys Government what further steps they propose to take to ensure the stability and prosperity of the Overseas Territories.
The Baroness UddinTo ask Her Majestys Government how they will respond to the call for 2002 to be declared Autism Awareness Year.
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their funding of agencies which support the Chinese Population Association is in conflict with the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices mission statement to spread the values of human rights which we demand for ourselves.
The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the current state of the United Kingdom tourism industry.
The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support efforts, such as those of the Cheshire Landscape Trust, to promote awareness, enhancement and conservation of the landscape through community action.
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the current state of Britains National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
MOTIONS FOR BALLOTED DEBATES
[Ballot on 9th May for debate on 23rd May]
The Lord Campbell of CroyTo call attention to the means now available under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to improve the situation of severely disabled people; and to move for papers.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo call attention to the problem of litter; and to move for papers.
The Lord KimballTo call attention to the extensions to qualified majority voting agreed at the Nice European Council; and to move for papers.
The Lord IslwynTo call attention to the current situation in the steel industry; and to move for papers.
The Lord Levene of PortsokenTo call attention to the place of the financial services industry of the City of London in the economy of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Public Access to EU Documents (16th Report, Session 1999-2000, HL Paper 102). [1st August]
The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Social Policy Agenda (20th Report, Session 1999-2000, HL Paper 128). [30th November]
The Baroness Harris of RichmondTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Framework Directive on Discrimination (4th Report, HL Paper 13). [18th January]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Access to Documents: The Council Decision of 14 August 2000 (8th Report, HL Paper 31). [13th February]
The Lord PestonTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (HL Paper 34). [21st February]
The Lord OxburghTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Human Genetic Databases: challenges and opportunities (4th Report, HL Paper 57). [29th March]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Minimum Standards in Asylum Procedures (11th Report, HL Paper 59). [4th April]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled on 23rd April, or unanswered after 21 days]
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what their policy is towards the development of public service values and the ethos of professionalism in the British economy and society as a whole; and what initiatives they have taken in this respect. (HL962)
The Lord BarnettTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the average length of time they are taking to answer questions for written answer, with particular reference to the question for written answer (HL410) dated 18th January by the Lord Barnett. (HL987)
The Lord NasebyTo ask Her Majestys Government who has responsibility for ensuring that at the dissolution of Parliament former Members of Parliament take down their personal websites describing themselves as MPs. (HL1016)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the flags of countries other than the United Kingdom should enjoy the same symbolic meaning and protection under the law in the United Kingdom as they do in the countries which they represent. (HL1143)
The Lord SkelmersdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government when the figures for marriage, divorce and domestic violence will be included with the neighbourhood statistics proposed in the Social Exclusion Units Policy Action Team 18 Report. (HL1157)
The Lord Willoughby de BrokeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they believe that the decision of the European Court of Justice in the case brought against Mr Bernard Connolly by the Commission is in conflict with precedents set by the European Court of Human Rights. (HL1260)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government how waste food is disposed of by Ministry of Defence catering services; and whether any bases have contracts to supply makers of pig swill. (HL1319)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any food waste from any of the Ministry of Defences bases has been sold to or given to Mr Waugh, who has a pig farm at Heddon-on-the-Wall. (HL1320)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the legal advice given by the Law Officers of the Crown before the introduction of the Commonwealth Immigrants Bill 1968, as to whether the provisions of the bill were likely to be compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, is now publicly available; and, if not, why not. (HL1338)
The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, when they place a letter in the Library of the House as part of a written answer, they will make an electronic version of that letter available to Hansard, so that Hansard may link the letter into the text of the answer in Hansards online service (HL1341)
The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their estimate of the number of people in the public service who sought either early retirement or compensation on the grounds of stress in 1970 and in 2000. (HL1355)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 19th March (HL Deb, col. 1156), whether, at that time, the advice on the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food website was wholly consistent with that on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website. (HL1361)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have received requests from the Central Bank of Cyprus, the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal, or other parties, for help in tracing and freezing assets belonging to Yugoslavia, Serbia or the Milosevic family. (HL1369)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the funding allocation for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for 2000-01; whether they expect the Commission to exceed this amount; if so, by how much; and from where the extra funding will come. (HL1376)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government how much the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission pays, as a percentage of its total budget, for the salaries, national insurance and pensions of its chief executive and chief commissioner. (HL1379)
The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, during the early stages of the current outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, they relied primarily on laboratory rather than clinical diagnosis; if so, why this approach was adopted; and how much delay it caused before infected animals were slaughtered. (HL1390)
The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the approval of action plans and hence specific projects under Objective 2 of the European Social Funds in the north west of England will be expedited in the light of the economic consequences of foot-and-mouth disease. (HL1391)
The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government, during the 1967-1968 epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease, what was the lapse of time, after the last case of the disease to occur, before the area affected was permitted to be used again in the normal way. (HL1414)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what arrangements they have made to ensure that asylum seekers detained in prisons or detention centres have a change of clothes. (HL1802)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have asked Turkey to help restart the United Nations talks on Cyprus; and, if so, what response they received. (HL1803)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any difficulties have been experienced in prisons with mandatory drug testing of prisoners who are prescribed painkillers; and, if so, which painkilling drugs are not prescribed for this reason. (HL1804)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the recommendations of the International Commission of Inquiry for Togo, reference E/CN.4/ 2001/134, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/3, of 22nd February; and what action they have taken accordingly at the 57th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission. (HL1805)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what response they believe should be made by the United Nations Security Council to the letter from President Charles Taylor of Liberia to the Secretary-General dated 21st March, listing the action taken to comply with Security Council Resolution 1343 of 7th March; whether, in particular, they will recommend that the Security Council should accept President Taylors invitation to send a monitoring mission to Liberia; and what measures they are recommending, other than monitoring missions, to establish the degree of Liberias compliance with Security Council demands. (HL1806)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made, in the review by the Prison Service and other Departments, of the level and method of payment of discharge grants to prisoners. (HL1807)
The Lord Hill-NortonTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 25th January (WA 22), why the Unidentified Flying Objects documents referred to were classified secret; whether these documents had any caveats attached to them; and what was the reason for any such caveats. (HL1808)
The Lord Hill-NortonTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 23rd January (WA 8), whether their search for evidence of any instructions concerning the possible evacuation of Blundeston Prison and Hollesley Bay Young Offender Institution included an examination of the governors journals for these two establishments; and whether these journals have been retained. (HL1809)
The Lord Hill-NortonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they requested or instructed the Forestry Commission to fell any trees in Rendlesham Forest or Tanham Woods in the aftermath of the Rendlesham Forest incident; and, if so, on what grounds. (HL1810)
The Lord Hill-NortonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in line with previous ministerial commitments, they will give an undertaking not to destroy any files containing information on Unidentified Flying Objects. (HL1811)
The Lord Hill-NortonTo ask Her Majestys Government whose decision it was to drop various features concerning Unidentified Flying Objects from the December edition of the Ministry of Defences house journal Focus; why this decision was taken; and whether any Defence Ministers were briefed on this. (HL1812)
The Lord Hill-NortonTo ask Her Majestys Government how many Unidentified Flying Object sightings were reported to the Ministry of Defence in 1998, 1999 and 2000. (HL1813)
The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government how many outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease there have been in Cumbria up to 23rd April; and how many holdings have had their stock culled in the same period. (HL1814)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 9th April (WA 138), what is the earliest date they intend to bring the Freedom of Information Act 2000 into force for central Government Departments. (HL1815)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to introduce limited legal aid for cases brought before employment tribunals, as provided for in Scotland by the Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2001, to the extent that it is necessary to comply with the United Kingdoms obligations under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. (HL1816)
The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 10th April (WA 174-176), whether the British Government representatives at the recent Transport Council in Luxembourg, particularly Keith Hill, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, discussed with his French colleague
(a) how and when French Railways will implement measures to meet the requirements of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Regulations extending the Civil Penalties to Rail Freight, and any effect that lack of such measures is having on this traffic; and
(b) the continuing strikes on French Railways and their effect on international freight traffic. (HL1817)
The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the closing deficit or surplus in the British Railways Boards accounts on the date of its transfer to the Strategic Rail Authority; and whether the surplus or deficit accrued to the SRA or the Consolidated Fund. (HL1818)
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the estimated cost of the 2001 census. (HL1819)
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the cost of general surveys of the population other than a census carried out by the National Office of Statistics. (HL1820)
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government
(a) what are the main subjects covered by the General Household Survey;
(b) what is its cost; and
(c) what are the main additions, and what are the major deletions, from the General Household Survey over the past ten years. (HL1821)
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their estimate of the accuracy of the head-count provided by the 1991 census. (HL1822)
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many prosecutions were launched for failure to complete the 1991 census. (HL1823)
The Lord LipseyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps were taken to evaluate the costs and benefits of the 2001 census prior to the decision to proceed with it. (HL1824)
The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majestys Government what were the serology results in the foot-and-mouth outbreaks in Kent. (HL1825)
The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majestys Government what were the serology results in the foot-and-mouth outbreaks at Welshpool Market. (HL1826)
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any wild deer have been found with foot-and-mouth symptoms. (HL1827)
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any deer have been confirmed to have had foot-and-mouth. (HL1828)
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what contingency plans they have in case of wild deer becoming infected with foot-and-mouth. (HL1829)
The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will be in a position to announce the arrangements which will apply for the selection of the next operator of the Merseyrail Electrics passenger rail franchise. (HL1830)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the total number of new homes constructed in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in each of the four years 1993-94 to 1996-97 and in the subsequent four years 1997-98 to 2000-01; and whether they will further record the separate totals in each year of local authority and Housing Association Units completed and those built for private purchase. (HL1831)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham on 9th April (WA 152-153), what is the estimated cost of uprating National Insurance retirement pensions to United Kingdom pensioners now living in Commonwealth countries other than Cyprus, Jamaica, Malta and Mauritius; and what would be the increase in National Insurance contributions paid by United Kingdom citizens in employment in the United Kingdom if the sum necessary to uprate all retirement pensions in the Commonwealth was financed from the National Insurance Fund. (HL1832)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many United Kingdom retirement pensioners drawing National Insurance pensions are currently living in the countries of the European Union; and what will be the cost of uprating those retirement pensions in the current financial year. (HL1833)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are discussing with the government of Turkmenistan the closure of all the churches belonging to the Baptist Union in that country, the confiscation of the contents of the church in Ashgabad (Niyazov district), and the confiscation of the Ashgabad Pentecostal Church in March. (HL1834)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are raising with the government of Turkmenistan the case of Mr Shagildy Atakov, a member of an unregistered Baptist Church, and in particular his release from Seydy labour camp (or prison hospital); and whether he suffered assaults while in custody. (HL1835)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have secured freedom for all religious groups in the Republics of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; and, if not, whether they will raise the issue in all appropriate international fora. (HL1836)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have received information about the numbers of Chechnyans currently displaced from their homes; and how many are in (a) Chechnya, (b) Ingushetia, and (c) elsewhere. (HL1837)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government which international and voluntary organisations are now assisting displaced Chechnyans; and what information they have received about conditions in the camps, particularly those named Alina, Sputnik and Karabulak. (HL1838)
The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 10th April (WA 178-179) that copies of the National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group Annual Report were disseminated widely to several hundred voluntary and professional organisations, whether they will list all the national disability organisations to which the report was sent. (HL1839)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in square brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
Borough Freedom (Family Succession) [HL]
Liquor Advertising and Promotion [HL]
Armed Forces (Peacekeeping Provisions) [HL]
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Barclays Group Reorganisation [HL]
National Australia Group Europe [HL]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Culture and Recreation [HL]
Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) [HL]
House of Lords Financial Powers [HL]
House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification)
Tobacco Advertising and Promotion
Social Security Contributions (Share Options)
Criminal Justice and Police [30th April]
Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Waiting for Report
Health and Social Care [24th April]
Commonhold and Leasehold Reform [HL]
Childrens Commissioner for Wales
Sent to the Commons
Special Educational Needs and Disability [HL]
Parliamentary Referendum [HL]
Social Security Fraud [HL]
Private Security Industry [HL]
International Criminal Court [HL]
Parliament Acts (Amendment) [HL]
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Asian Development Bank (Seventh Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund) Order 2001
Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act and Meaning of Collective Investment Scheme) Order 2001
Draft Advisory Centre on WTO Law (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2001
Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2001
Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2001
Draft Financial Investigations (Northern Ireland) Order 2001
Draft Sex Offenders (Notice Requirements) (Foreign Travel) Regulations 2001
Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2001
Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001
Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2001
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Broadcasting (Subtitling) Order 2001
DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date of the expiry
of the period for Parliamentary consideration]
Proposals laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (Bingo and Other Gaming) Order 2001 [60 days from 26th March]
Draft Deregulation (Restaurant Licensing Hours) Order 2001 [60 days from 26th March]
Draft Deregulation (Correction of Birth and Death Entries in Registers or Other Records) Order 2001 [60 days from 26th March]
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL
|European Union (Sub-Committee A)||10.30 am |
|European Union (Sub-Committee B)||2.30 pm |
|Economic Affairs (Select Committee)||4.00 pm |
|Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)||4.15 pm|
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL
|European Union (Sub-Committee D)||10.30 am |
|Delegated Powers and Deregulation||10.30 am|
|Constitution (Select Committee)||4.00 pm|
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
|European Union (Sub-Committee C)||10.30 am |
MONDAY 30TH APRIL
|Stem Cell Research (Select Committee)||3.00 pm|
|at the MRC Clinical Services Centre|
|Human Rights (Joint Committee)||5.00 pm |
TUESDAY 1ST MAY
|Animals in Scientific Procedures||3.15 pm|
|European Union (Select Committee)||4.15 pm|
WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY
|European Union (Sub-Committee F)||10.30 am |
WEDNESDAY 9TH MAY
|European Union (Sub-Committee E)||4.15 pm |