INDEX TO THE
PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

OFFICIAL REPORT

INDEX FOR SESSION 2003-04, Volume 657

26th January, 2004—12th February, 2004

EXPLANATION OF ARRANGEMENT AND ABBREVIATIONS

Dates of proceedings are indicated by numerals in brackets.

Bills: Read First, Second or Third Time=1R, 2R, 3R.

An asterisk * indicates that no Debate took place at that stage.

Column numbers in italics refer to Written Answers


A   An   At   B   Be   Bu   C   Ce   Co   Cu   D   Dh   Dy   E   Ev   F   Fl   G   Gr   H   He   Hu   I   J   K   L   Li   M   Ma   Me   Mo   Mu   N   Nu   O   P   Po   Q   R   Ru   S   Se   So   Su   T   Ti   U   V   W   We   Wo   Y   Z  

A1 Roundabouts:

    Question, [655] (17.12.03) WA159.

A12:

    Capel St Mary Link Road, Question, [657] (29.1.04) WA61.

    Witham Bypass, Question, [657] (12.2.04) WA193.

A400M:

    Defensive Aids Sub-system, Question, [657] (9.2.04) WA130.

    Question, [657] (27.1.04) WA30-1.

Abandoned Vehicles:

    Question, [655] (4.12.03) 481-4.

Accountancy and Audit:

    Regulation, Question, [655] (8.12.03) WA46.

Ackner, Lord:

    Cannings, Angela, [656] (20.1.04) 913.

    Constitutional Reform, [657] (26.1.04) 25.

    Correctional Services Review, [656] (6.1.04) 95.

    Debate on the Address, [655] (1.12.03) 111-2; (2.12.03) 217-9.

    Debt, [655] (2.12.03) 183.

    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL], Committee, [656] (19.1.04) GC203; (21.1.04) GC327.

    Hepatitis C, [657] (5.2.04) 802.

    Hill, Major Ian, Inquest, [656] (22.1.04) 1139.

    House of Lords and House of Commons, Relative Powers, [657] (4.2.04) 675-6.

    Prostitution, [657] (2.2.04) 439.

    Sudden Infant Deaths, [656] (7.1.04) 174.

    Supreme Court and Judicial Reforms, [657] (12.2.04) 1277-80.

Acton, Lord:

    Afghanistan, Opium Poppy Production, Question, [657] (2.2.04) WA71.

    Cannabis:

      Government Response to STC Report, Question, [657] (2.2.04) WA72.

      Questions, [657] (4.2.04) WA105.

    Heathrow Airport, Travelators, Questions, [657] (2.2.04) WA77; (12.2.04) WA193.

    Iraq, Local Councils, Question, [657] (9.2.04) WA127.

    Mental Illness, Question, [657] (29.1.04) WA60.

    Prisons, Mental Health Services, [657] (26.1.04) 11.

    Zimbabwe:

      British Food Aid, [656] (19.1.04) 834.

Adam Smith Institute:

    DfID Contracts, Question, [656] (13.1.04) 465-7.

Addington, Lord:

    Airline Passengers, Wheelchair Levy, [657] (10.2.04) 1045.

    Assistance for Visually Impaired Peers, [655] (4.12.03) 479.

    Debate on the Address, [655] (1.12.03) 145-6.

    Direct Marketing to Children, [656] (14.1.04) 597-9, 621.

    Disability Discrimination Bill, Timetable for Draft, [656] (20.1.04) 896.

    Disabled Children and Child Abuse, [655] (16.12.03) 1050.

    Disabled Facilities Grant, [656] (5.1.04) 3-4.

    Fighting Infection (Science and Technology Committee Report), [655] (8.12.03) 609-11.

    Hepatitis C, [657] (5.2.04) 801.

    Medical Services for Students, [657] (5.2.04) 840-2.

    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, [656] (22.1.04) 1189-91.

    Olympic Games 2012, London Bid, [656] (15.1.04) 676.

    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, Committee, [657] (2.2.04) 452-3.

    Women in Sport, [656] (21.1.04) 1104-7.

Adjournment:

    Motion (Lord Grocott), [655] (18.12.03) 1335-40.

Administration and Works Committee:

    Motion for Approval (Lord Brabazon of Tara), [655] (4.12.03) 488; (17.12.03) 1156.

Administrative Court:

    Home Office Reference M1206235, Question, [657] (12.2.04) WA175.

Advisory Group on Enforcement Service Delivery:

    Statement (Lord Filkin), [657] (4.2.04) WS28.

Afghan Failed Asylum Seekers:

    Repatriation, Question, [656] (6.1.04) WA34.

Afghanistan:

    Aid and Education, Question, [656] (15.1.04) WA95.

    Constitutional Loya Jirga, Question, [656] (5.1.04) WA7.

    Judicial Reform, Question, [656] (5.1.04) WA1.

    Motion (Earl of Sandwich), Withdrawn, [657] (11.2.04) 1120-54.

    Opium Poppy Production, Questions, [655] (15.12.03) 947-9; [657] (2.2.04) WA71.

    Peace-keeping Troops, Questions, [655] (18.12.03) WA178.

    Reconstruction, Question, [655] (16.12.03) WA121.

Africa:

    Primary Education, Questions, [656] (19.1.04) WA120-2.

Agricultural Exports:

    Question, [657] (29.1.04) WA58.

Ahmed, Lord:

    Companies, Outsourcing, Question, [656] (13.1.04) 457-8.

    UN Security Council, Question, [656] (21.1.04) 1021.

Air Traffic Emissions Reduction Bill [HL]:

    1R*, [655] (10.12.03) 756; 2R and Committed to a Committee of the Whole House, [656] (16.1.04) 797-818.

Airline Passengers:

    Wheelchair Levy, Question, [657] (10.2.04) 1043-5.

Airline Pilots:

    Blood Alcohol Screening, Question, [655] (2.12.03) WA24.

Alcohol:

    Question, [655] (15.12.03) WA102.

Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy:

Alcohol Misuse:

    Impact on Emergency Services, Question, [656] (15.1.04) WA103.

    Questions, [656] (16.1.04) WA105-6.

Alderdice, Lord:

    Hutton Inquiry, [657] (4.2.04) 753-6.

Alexander of Weedon, Lord:

    Debate on the Address, [655] (3.12.03) 401-3.

    Law Officers' Advice, Disclosure, Questions, [656] (12.1.04) WA63-4, WA64, WA65.

    Single Transferable Vote, [656] (5.1.04) 63-6, 70.

    Supreme Court and Judicial Reforms, [657] (12.2.04) 1231-4, 1322.

Allenby of Megiddo, Viscount:

    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL], Committee, [657] (2.2.04) GC246.

    Energy Bill [HL], Committee, [657] (27.1.04) GC67; (12.2.04) GC590.

    Gender Recognition Bill [HL], Report, [657] (29.1.04) 429.

    Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL], Report, [657] (3.2.04) 589.

Alli, Lord:

    Biological Weapons Convention, Question, [656] (5.1.04) WA12.

    Congo, UN Panel on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources, Question, [656] (5.1.04) WA8.

    Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Question, [656] (5.1.04) WA11.

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Strategy, Question, [655] (3.12.03) WA25.

All-postal Ballots:

    Local Council By-elections, Question, [657] (3.2.04) WA97-8.

Alton of Liverpool, Lord:

    Cannabis and Mental Health, [656] (14.1.04) 557.

    China, EU Arms Trade Embargo, [656] (12.1.04) 374-5.

    IVF, Techniques and Research, Question, [656] (8.1.04) WA58.

    Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, Social and Civil Development, Question, [655] (16.12.03) WA119.

    Liaison, Select Committee Report, [656] (14.1.04) 589.

    North Korea, Question, [657] (3.2.04) 547.

    South Caucasus, Democracy and Civil Society, Question, [655] (10.12.03) WA65.

    Special Advisers, Civil Service Legislation, [656] (8.1.04) 256.

    Stem Cell Research, Question, [656] (7.1.04) WA50.

    Sudan, [656] (15.1.04) 713-6.

Ambulances:

    Speeding Tickets, Question, [656] (13.1.04) 467-9.

Amos, Baroness, Lord President of the Council:

    Adam Smith Institute, DfID Contracts, [656] (13.1.04) 465-7.

    Afghanistan:

      Aid and Education, [656] (15.1.04) WA95.

      Reconstruction, [655] (16.12.03) WA121.

    Africa, Primary Education, [656] (19.1.04) WA121-2.

    Armagh, Schools, [656] (6.1.04) WA29.

    Baton Round, Alternatives, Statement, [657] (29.1.04) WS11-2.

    Belfast, Waterways, [656] (22.1.04) WA145.

    Belfast Agreement, [656] (15.1.04) WA96.

    Belfast and Moyle, Population, [656] (6.1.04) WA30.

    Betting and Gaming (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, Motion for Approval, [656] (20.1.04) 983-4, 987-8.

    "Big Conversation" Initiative, [655] (3.12.03) 306-8.

    Business of the House:

      Debates, Motions for Approval:

9 December, [655] (1.12.03) 105; (8.12.03) 551.

10 December, [655] (10.12.03) 756.

14 January, [656] (14.1.04) 563.

21 January, [656] (21.1.04) 1031.

28 January, [657] (28.1.04) 207.

2 February, (9.2.04) 926.

      Standing Order 41, Motion for Approval, [655] (1.12.03) 105; (11.12.03) 876.

      Standing Order 47, Motion for Approval, [655] (16.12.03) 1061.

      Summer Recess 2004, Motion for Approval, [655] (8.12.03) 553-4, 561-4.

    Chairman of Committees, Motion for Approval, [655] (26.11.03) 22.

    Civil Servants, [657] (9.2.04) WA123.

    Commonwealth Development Corporation, Reorganisation, Statement, [656] (8.1.04) WS11-4.

    Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Abuja, Statement, [655] (9.12.03) 636-9, 643-50.

    Construction Industry Training Board, NI Firms Working Abroad, [655] (18.12.03) WA166-7.

    Cory Reports, Publication, [656] (22.1.04) WA146.

    Council of Europe and Western European Union, British Delegation, [655] (16.12.03) WA126.

    Cross-Border Implementation Bodies:

      Provision of Cars for Chief Executives, [655] (8.12.03) WA39; [656] (12.1.04) WA65; [657] (2.2.04) WA64.

    Debate on the Address, [655] (26.11.03) 18-9; (2.12.03) 188-92.

    Development Aid, [656] (21.1.04) 1077-84.

    Disability Discrimination, Motion for Approval, [655] (17.12.03) 1157-9.

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Investment in South-Eastern Europe, [657] (27.1.04) WA27-8.

    European Council, Brussels, Statement, [655] (15.12.03) 960-3, 966-72.

    Fair Trade, Chocolate, [655] (18.12.03) WA168-9.

    Gibraltar, Constitutional Proposals, Statement, [657] (10.2.04) WS37.

    GM Crops, [657] (4.2.04) WA103.

    Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, [655] (16.12.03) WA121-4.

    Honours System, [656] (12.1.04) 369-71; (16.1.04) WA105.

    House of Lords, September Sittings, [655] (16.12.03) WA124-5.

    Independent Review of Government Communications, [657] (2.2.04) WA69; Statement, [656] (19.1.04) WS37-8.

    International Development, Child Poverty, [657] (5.2.04) WA112-4.

    International Financial Institutions, [656] (19.1.04) WA120.

    Iran, Earthquake in Bam, Statement, [656] (5.1.04) WS1-3; (12.1.04) 376-7.

    Iraq, Sewage Treatment, [656] (22.1.04) WA146.

    Jamaica, Prisons, [657] (12.2.04) WA170.

    Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Amendment of section 46(1) and paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 8) Order 2003, Motion for Approval, [655] (9.12.03) 699-701.

    Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, Social and Civil Development, [655] (16.12.03) WA119.

    Law Officers' Advice, Disclosure, [656] (12.1.04) WA64-5.

    Legislation, Evaluation, [657] (26.1.04) WA2.

    Legislative Process, Public Involvement, [655] (18.12.03) 1282-4; [656] (22.1.04) WA147.

    Liaison, Select Committee Report, [656] (14.1.04) 584-5.

    Long-term Care of the Elderly, [655] (3.12.03) 303.

    Millennium Development Goals, [655] (18.12.03) WA168.

    Non-departmental Public Bodies, [656] (13.1.04) WA79.

    North Korea, Food Aid, [656] (22.1.04) WA147.

    Northern Ireland:

      Advice to Ministers, [655] (18.12.03) WA161.

      Ageism in the Workplace, [657] (3.2.04) WA91.

      Armagh City Shooting,11 January 2004, [657] (3.2.04) WA92.

      Civic Forum, [656] (14.1.04) WA83.

      Civil Servants, [656] (14.1.04) WA84.

      Civil Servants and Smoking, [656] (19.1.04) WA120.

      Conservation, [656] (6.1.04) WA29-30.

      Conservation Areas and Demolitions, [655] (18.12.03) WA167.

      Crime Reduction Targets, [657] (9.2.04) WA123.

      Crimes against Older People, [657] (2.2.04) WA65.

      District Councillors' Expenses, [657] (3.2.04) WA93.

      Electricity Generation and Supply, [656] (12.1.04) WA67.

      Historic Buildings, [655] (15.12.03) WA91-2.

      Inland Fisheries Annual Reports, Statement, [657] (5.2.04) WS29.

      Inward Investment, [655] (16.12.03) WA125.

      Justice Oversight Commissioner's Report, Statement, [656] (22.1.04) WS49-50.

      Local Government, [656] (12.1.04) WA67.

      Nomenclature, [655] (10.12.03) WA63; [656] (14.1.04) WA84.

      Ombudsmen, [655] (16.12.03) WA120.

      Oversight Commissioners, [655] (16.12.03) WA120.

      Parliamentary Constituencies, [657] (2.2.04) WA69.

      Police Budget, [657] (11.2.04) WA154.

      Police Recruitment, [655] (15.12.03) WA93; [656] (22.1.04) WA143.

      Post-Primary Education, Statement, [657] (26.1.04) WS1-3.

      Priorities and Budget 2004-06, Statement, [656] (13.1.04) WS19-24; [657] (2.2.04) WA67-8.

      Prison Service Pay Review Body Report, Statement, [657] (12.2.04) WS51.

      Prisons Ombudsman, [657] (5.2.04) WA114.

      Public Audit Arrangements, [655] (15.12.03) WA94.

      Public House Licences, [656] (22.1.04) WA145.

      Public Sector Employment, [655] (11.12.03) WA77-8.

      Racist Attacks, [657] (10.2.04) 1033-5.

      Racist Incidents, [657] (3.2.04) WA92.

      Railways, [657] (10.2.04) WA143.

      Religious Discrimination, [655] (18.12.03) WA161.

      Support for Victims of Civil Unrest, [656] (12.1.04) WA66-7.

      Tertiary Education at Springvale, [657] (2.2.04) WA63-4.

      Victims, [657] (11.2.04) WA154.

      Voting Patterns, [657] (27.1.04) WA25.

    Northern Ireland Act 1998, Ministerial Accountability to Assembly, [656] (13.1.04) WA79-80.

    Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Modification) Order 2003, Motion for Approval, [655] (9.12.03) 701-2, 707-8.

    Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2004, Motion for Approval, [657] (26.1.04) 79-81.

    Northern Ireland Assembly:

      Costs, [657] (12.2.04) WA169.

      November 2003 Elections, [656] (19.1.04) WA120.

    Northern Ireland Civic Forum, [657] (10.2.04) WA143.

    Northern Ireland Civil Service:

      Pay, [657] (27.1.04) WA26.

      Smoking, [657] (3.2.04) WA91; (11.2.04) WA153.

    Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, [656] (22.1.04) WA145.

    Northern Ireland Executive for Education:

      Budget, [657] (2.2.04) WA63.

    Northern Ireland Executive for Health:

      Budget, [657] (2.2.04) WA63.

    Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission, [656] (22.1.04) WA144.

    Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, [655] (16.12.03) WA125.

    Northern Ireland Parliament 1921-72, Legislation, [655] (18.12.03) WA164.

    Northern Ireland Police Fund, [655] (18.12.03) WA165.

    Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman, Budget 2002-03, [656] (19.1.04) WA119.

    Northern Ireland Policing Board, [657] (5.2.04) WA111.

    Northern Ireland Prison Service Framework Document 2000-05, Statement, [657] (26.1.04) WS1.

      Funding, [655] (4.12.03) WA31; (15.12.03) WA91; [656] (12.1.04) WA63; [657] (27.1.04) WA26.

      Job Advertisements, [655] (15.12.03) WA91.

    North/South Language Body:

      Budget, [655] (18.12.03) WA161; [656] (13.1.04) WA79; (14.1.04) WA83; [657] (2.2.04) WA67.

    North/South Language Implementation Body, Budget 2004, [656] (19.1.04) WA118; (22.1.04) WA144.

    North/South Ministerial Secretariat, [655] (11.12.03) WA78; (18.12.03) WA164.

    Olympic Games 2012, London Bid and Prime Minister's Support, [655] (18.12.03) WA167.

    Parliamentary Pay and Allowances, [655] (16.12.03) WA126.

    Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000, Renewal of Temporary Provisions, Statement, [657] (12.2.04) WS51-2.

    Police Service of Northern Ireland, [656] (19.1.04) WA117.

    Primary Medical Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, Motion for Approval, [656] (20.1.04) 979-80, 982-3.

    Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees, Motion for Approval, [655] (26.11.03) 22.

    Questions for Written Answer:

      Forms of Address, [655] (3.12.03) WA25.

    Romania, Care Centres, [657] (9.2.04) WA123-4.

    Security and Intelligence Agencies, Supplementary Estimate, [655] (27.11.03) WA1-2.

    Southern Africa, Humanitarian Crisis, [655] (1.12.03) WA15-7.

    Speakership of the House, [656] (12.1.04) 382-4, 452-4.

    Special Advisers, [655] (4.12.03) WA31-2.

    Special European Union Programmes Body:

      Chief Executive, [655] (18.12.03) WA164.

      Resignation of Chief Executive, [657] (27.1.04) WA25.

    Special Public Bill Procedure, [656] (14.1.04) WA85.

    Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe and River Danube, [657] (4.2.04) WA103-4.

    Statutes, Consolidated Versions, [657] (27.1.04) WA27.

    Strangford Lough, [655] (16.12.03) WA121.

    Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2004, Motion for Approval, [657] (5.2.04) 912-4.

    Trade Liberalisation, Impact on Developing Countries, [655] (18.12.03) WA167-8.

    Ulster-Scots Agency:

      Business Plan 2004, [656] (13.1.04) WA80; [657] (11.2.04) WA153.

    Ulster-Scots Community, Parity of Esteem, [655] (10.12.03) WA63-4; (18.12.03) WA166.

    Ulster-Scots Future Search, [657] (2.2.04) WA69.

    Waterways Ireland, [656] (19.1.04) WA119.

    Zimbabwe:

      Aid Distribution, [655] (15.12.03) 939-41.

      British Food Aid, [656] (19.1.04) 833-5.

Ampthill, Lord:

    Business of the House, Summer Recess 2004, [655] (8.12.03) 559.

    Debate on the Address, [655] (2.12.03) 279.

    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL], Committee, [656] (19.1.04) GC191, GC196-9, GC202; (21.1.04) GC311.

    Gender Recognition Bill [HL], Committee, [656] (13.1.04) GC1.

    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, Committee, [656] (20.1.04) 1005-6; [657] (5.2.04) 886.


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