Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th February 2002
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
25 FEBRUARY - 1 MARCH
Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107
Monday 25 February (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What efforts have been made in getting humanitarian aid to inaccessible regions of Afghanistan (B. Whitaker); Whether legislating will be imposed to cap the size of donations to political parties and to provide further state funding for political parties (L. Goodhart); Whether there will be proposals for enhanced Commonwealth education co-operation at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (L. Thomson of Monifieth); What recent advice has been given to magistrates to encourage the imposition of banning orders on those convicted of criminal offences in connection with football matches (L. Corbett of Castle Vale).
Legislation - Civil Defence (Grant) Bill - (Money Bill) - (third reading); Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill - (third reading); Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill - (report stage); State Pension Credit Bill [HL] - (third reading).
Unstarred Question - Whether the decision will be reconsidered to allow a wind farm development at Cefn Croes in mid-Wales and whether it is intented to unblock 100 renewable energy projects in England and Wales which have been refused planning permission (L. Williams of Elvel).
Tuesday 26 February (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What results are expected from the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (L. Blaker); What is the estimate of life expectancy in the United Kingdom if particulate emissions were to be reduced by one third (B. Gale); Whether the present level of sterling is stable and competitive (L. Tebbit); What guidance has been given to police forces in regard to the holding of traditional and peaceful parades and ceremonial events by veterans' associations or voluntary uniformed youth organisations (L. Hardy of Wath).
Legislation - British Overseas Territories Bill [HL] - (consideration of Commons Amendments); Land Registration Bill [HL] - (consideration of Commons Amendments); Employment Bill - (second reading).
Delegated Legislation - Draft Adjacent Water Boundaries (Northern Ireland) Order 2002; Draft Sea Fisheries (Northern Ireland) Order 2002; Draft Criminals Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.
Unstarred Question - Where is it considered that the national stadium should be sited (L. Corbett of Castle Vale).
Wednesday 27 February (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What conclusions have been drawn from the day of united prayer for peace, held by the leaders of world-wide faiths in Assisi, Italy and in particular the declaration renouncing the use of violence (L. Hylton); What plans have to be implemented in the recommendations in the Report Renaissance in the Regions: The Future of England's Regional Museums by the Regional Museums Task Force (B. Lockwood); What scientific procedures are there to establish that animal meat for human consumption that is organic is truly organic (L. Geraint).
Debates - The potential of the private rented sector in tackling the United Kingdom's housing problems (L. Best); The links between Third World poverty and terrorism (L. Dahrendorf).
Legislation - National Lottery (Amendment) Bill [HL] - (second reading).
Delegated Legislation - Draft Police Act 1997 (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates) (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) Regulations 2002; Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.
Thursday 28 February (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - Whether in view of the recent and current exchange rates, Ministers will be discouraged from using the expression strong pound (L. Pearson of Rannoch); What issues have been raised at the PrepCom session in New York earlier this month which was called to discuss the agenda for the World Summit on Sustainable Development to be held in Johannesburg in September (B. Miller of Chilthorne Domer); What is the estimate of what will have to be spent, apart from track access charges, in order to get Railtrack out of administration (L. Bradshaw).
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (committee stage - first day).
Delegated Legislation - AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS.
Friday 1 March (11.00am)
Legislation - Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] - (report stage).
PROVISIONAL FUTURE BUSINESS
Monday 4 March
Legislation - Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (third reading); Export Control Bill (committee stage - second day).
Unstarred Question - Reviewing the honours system (L. Dubs).
Tuesday 5 March
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] (committee stage - second day).
Unstarred Question - Gambling Review Report (L. Faulkner of Worcester).
Wednesday 6 March
Debates - CONSERVATIVE DEBATES.
Legislation - Disability Discrimination (Amendment) Bill [HL] - (committee stage).
Thursday 7 March
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (committee stage - third day).
Delegated Legislation - AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS.
Friday 8 March
Legislation - Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] - (third reading).