Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th April 2002
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
15 April - 18 April
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Monday 15 April (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - When it is intended to provide United Kingdom citizens with the facility to have an on-line calculation of their state pension forecasts (L. Woolmer of Leeds); When the example of numerous other countries will be followed in banning the use of hand-held mobile phones when driving (L. Astor of Hever); Whether discussions have been initiated with a view to clarifying the limits of legitimate intervention in the territory of states harbouring terrorists (L. Archer of Sandwell); Whether further significant reductions in the next five years in jobs in the public services through redundancies are foreseen (L. Campbell of Croy).
Legislation - Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] - (Consideration of Commons Amendments); Police Reform Bill [HL] - (report stage - 1st day).
Delegated Legislation - Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2002 - Motion for approval.
Tuesday 16 April (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What rights members of the Armed Forces have under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights to form a trade union (L. Vivian); What steps are being taken to ensure that the inhabitants of Ascension Island can hold free elections by secret ballot so that the implementation of tax legislation on 1st April 2002 does not result in taxation without representation (L. Beaumont of Whitley); When the name of the new preferred ambassador to Iran will be submitted (V. Waverley); Whether the Department for Work and Pensions will abandon the assumption that communications to claimants have been received two days after posting (E. Russell).
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (report stage - 2nd day).
Unstarred Question - What the response is to the Report to the Chief Medical Officer of an Independent Working Group on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis dated January 2002 (C. Mar).
Wednesday 17 April (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - How many fatal accidents have occurred on British mountains in each of the past five years (L. Hogg of Cumbernauld); How sexual and reproductive health care is being supported in developing countries (B. Massey of Darwen); What is being done to help long-term development in Pakistan (L. Ahmed).
Debates - The state of the livestock industry (L. Plumb); Green Paper Planning: Delivering a Fundamental Change (published by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions) (B. Crawley).
Legislation - Scottish Parliament (Referendum) Bill [HL] - (second reading).
Thursday 18 April (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - What the policy is with regard to the future of Gibraltar (B. Cox); What actions are proposed to reduce road deaths and accidents as outlined in the 10 year transport plan (L. Bradshaw); Whether National Health Service cancer units are receiving the necessary resources to improve services (L. Clement-Jones).
Legislation - Export Control Bill - (report stage).
PROVISIONAL FUTURE BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
Monday 22 April
Legislation - Proceeds of Crime Bill - (committee stage - 1st day)
Delegated Legislation - Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 - (Prayer to annul).
Tuesday 23 April
Legislation - Tax Credits Bill - (second reading).
Debates - Report of the EU Committee Report on Energy Supply: how secure are we? (14th Report, HL Paper 82) (L. Brooke of Alverthorpe); Report of the EU Committee Report on The European Arrest Warrant (16th Report, HL Paper 89) - (L. Scott of Foscote).
Wednesday 24 April
Debates - Resources needed to give effect to the Government's policies for education and skills - (L. Dearing); Current protection of children and young people in the United Kingdom - (L. Eames).
Legislation - Borough Freedom Family Succession Bill [HL] - (second reading).
Thursday 25 April
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (third reading).
Unstarred Question - What long-term plans there are to deal with the problems of speeding by drivers - (V. Tenby).