Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th July 2002
Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
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15 July - 18 July
Monday 15 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether, in view of the growing number of crimes committed by children too young to be brought before the courts, there are any plans to reduce the age of criminal responsibility (B. Gardner of Parkes); What decisions were reached at the G8 summit in Canada about New Partnership African Development (NEPAD) and in particular Zimbabwe (L. Astor of Hever); What influence the Government will have over the management of Network Rail (V. Goschen); Whether there is agreement with the views expressed by the Prince of Wales about genetically modified organisms in a recent speech in Germany (L. Taverne).
Legislation - Public Services (Disruption) Bill [HL] - (report stage); Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage - (4th day); Adoption and Children Bill - (grand committee - 6th day) - Committee Room 4.
Unstarred Question - What is imposed to do about the major shortages in the number of people being trained in craft skills such as plumbing, electrical and gas fitting, despite the efforts of the Learning and Skills Council - (B. Sharp of Guildford).
Tuesday 16 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether the Government's relationship with the press is satisfactory (L. Roberts of Conwy); Whether Parliament is free to refuse or amend the European Arrest Warrant as agreed by Her Majesty's Government on 13th June in the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union (L. Pearson of Rannoch); Whether sufficient action is being taken to tackle violence in the National Health Service (L. Clement-Jones); Whether it is accepted that the conclusion of the International Corporate Governance Network that pressure from the international market place is not a justification for rapidly rising boardroom salaries (L. Lea of Crondall).
Legislation - Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill - (third reading); Enterprise Bill - committee stage - (1st day).
Delegated Legislation - Homelessness (Priority Need for Accommodation) (England) Order 2002; Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002; Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002; Insider Dealing (Securities and Regulated Markets) (Amendment) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.
Wednesday 17 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What evaluation has been made of the relative merits of running the Post Office and the railways primarily as public services with appropriate business disciplines or primarily as businesses which provide a public service; and what was the outcome of any such evaluation (L. Judd); What steps are proposed to support the work of the charity Natural Justice and its research into the effect of poor nutrition on behaviour (L. Waddington); What contribution the Government has been able to make to a reduction in HIV prevalence rates in sub-Saharan Africa, and in which countries (E. of Sandwich).
Legislation - Borough Freedom (Family Succession) Bill [HL] - committee stage; Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage - (5th day).
Unstarred Question - What progress is being made on drawing up the Diabetes National Service Framework; and whether specific funding will be allocated to implement it (L. Clement-Jones).
Thursday 18 July (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - What action has been taken to ensure that programmes of modification and improvement now under way at British airports allow for the possibility that the United Kingdom may in the future opt in to the full provisions of the Schengen Convention (L. Wallace of Saltaire); What progress has been made in the first six months of 2002 towards putting an end to female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom (B. Rendell of Babergh); Whether changes will be made to the procedure for issuing British passports in order to eliminate fraud (L. Campbell of Croy).
Legislation - Enterprise Bill - committee stage - (2nd day); Adoption and Children Bill - (grand committee - 7th day) - Committee Room 4.
Delegated Legislation - Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Maintenance of Interception Capability) Order 2002; Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Source: Code of Practice) Order 2002; Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance: Code of Practice) Order 2002; Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (Information) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.
Legislation - Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill - third reading; Enterprise Bill - committee stage - (3rd day).
Provisional Future Business
Monday 22 July
Delegated Legislation - Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2002; Terrorism Act 2000 (Cessation of Effect of Section 76) Order 2002; Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Amendment Regulation 2002 - Motions for approval.
Tuesday 23 July
Legislation - Export Control Bill - (consideration of Commons reasons); Education Bill - (consideration of Commons reasons); Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage (6th day).
Unstarred Question - Whether, in recognising the contribution made by women during the Second World War, the proposal for a national memorial to the women of World War Two is supported (B. Boothroyd).
Wednesday 24 July
Debate - The Procedure Committee's Report on the Leader's Group Report (not yet published) (L. Tordoff).
Delegated Legislation - Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2002; National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2002; Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval.
Thursday 25 July
Legislation - Animal Health Bill - Committee (1st day).
Unstarred Question - What is the policy on prison visitors' centres and their role in the resettlement of prisoners in society after release (B. Linklater of Butterstone).