Weekly Information Bulletin: 19th October 2002
Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107
21 October - 24 October
Monday 21 October (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What the response will be to the report of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in relation to United Kingdom procedures and practices (B. Massey of Darwen); What plans there are to regulate houses of multiple occupation (B. Maddock); Whether senior public health service managers are being pressed to claim falsely that they are meeting targets, in the light of the recent BBC survey of 400 members of the Institute of Healthcare Management alleging such pressure (L. Clement-Jones); What action is proposed to be taken in relation to the report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran which alleges serious breaches of human rights, such as public executions, stonings and gouging of eyes (L. Howell of Guildford).
Legislation - Enterprise Bill - (report stage - 2nd day); London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill - (second reading).
Tuesday 22 October (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether the numbers currently being trained in information technology systems support in the United Kingdom are adequate (B. Sharp of Guildford); In the light of alleged political espionage in the Northern Ireland Office, what action will be taken, including consultation with the House authorities, to ensure that a similar situation has not occurred and will not occur in the Palace of Westminster (L. Glentoran); What progress is being made by the Health and Safety Commission on its work on stress (B. Gibson of Market Rasen); What was the economic growth rate in the second quarter of 2002 and how does it compare with the second quarter of 2001 (L. Roberts of Conwy).
Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (report stage - 1st day).
Wednesday 23 October (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What steps are being taken to ensure that, when householders whose accommodation has been flooded sell their properties, basic household insurance is available on reasonable terms to the new owner (L. Renton of Mount Harry); Whether the progress of the ten year transport plan is satisfactory (L. Bradshaw); What the policy is towards off-balance sheet Government liabilities (L. Barnett).
Legislation - Adoption and Children Bill - (report stage - 3rd day).
Unstarred Question - What plans there are to ensure that the British Motorsport Industry remains the world leader (L. Astor of Hever).
Thursday 24 October (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - What proportion of tax relief on pension contributions accrues to the top 10 per cent of earners and whether there are proposals to reduce it (L. Lea of Crondall); How many specialist schools there are and how many of those select their pupils wholly or partly on grounds of ability (L. Dormand of Easington); What advice will be given to people living in urban areas whose gardens are overrun by foxes (L. Newby).
Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - (report stage, on parts 3, 5 and 8).
Provisional Future Business
Monday 28 October
Legislation - Commonwealth Bill - (committee stage); Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill - (committee stage); Enterprise Bill - (third reading).
Unstarred Question - What is the policy on classification, publication, valuation, retention and disposal of antique and heritage assets (operational and non-operational) held by Government Departments, and also those same items held outside the United Kingdom (L. Freyberg).
Tuesday 29 October
Legislation - City of London (Ward Elections) Bill - (third reading); Animal Health Bill - (report stage - 2nd day).
Wednesday 30 October
Legislation - Adoption and Children Bill - (third reading).
Unstarred Question - What plans there are to combat racism in the theatre (B. Rendell of Babergh).
Thursday 31 October
Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - (third reading).
Friday 1 November
Legislation - Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill - (third reading).
Debates - The Report of the European Union Committee on Asylum Applications - Who Decides? (19th Report, HL Paper 100) (L. Scott of Foscote); The Report of the European Union Committee on Defining refugee status and those in need of international protection (28th Report, HL Paper 156) (L. Scott of Foscote).