WEDNESDAY 23RD JUNE
*The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take following the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) Report on sexual violence in Kosovo.
*The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is receiving adequate support and recognition for its humanitarian work in the former Yugoslavia.
*The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is appropriate to confer upon administrative bodies powers which have the effect of depriving individuals of their property or their means of securing a livelihood without recourse to an appeal at law.
*The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to assist future relations between India and Pakistan.
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL]The Baroness Jay of Paddington to move, That the Order of Commitment of 21st May be discharged and that the Bill be committed to a Grand Committee.
Greater London Authority BillHouse to be again in Committee [The Lord Whitty] [16th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on H M Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre Feltham.
THURSDAY 24TH JUNE
[Prayers will have been read]
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether an assessment has been made of the success or otherwise of their campaign for the recruitment of more teachers.
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider a greater role for and effectiveness of country-specific and regional All Party Parliamentary Groups.
*The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to bring forward proposals to abolish the judicial functions of the office of Lord Chancellor.
HFC Bank BillThird Reading
Water Industry BillThird Reading [The Lord Whitty]
Welfare Reform and Pensions BillCommittee [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham] [17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
FRIDAY 25TH JUNE
[At eleven oclock]
Parliamentary Government Bill [HL]Second Reading [The Viscount Cranborne]
Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) BillCommittee [The Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior]
Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [HL]Second Reading [The Earl Attlee]
Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) BillSecond Reading [The Lord Meston]
Protection of Children BillReport [The Lord Laming]
MONDAY 28TH JUNE
*The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majestys Government whether Ministers have had any discussions with the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission following recent intrusions into personal privacy by tabloid newspapers.
*The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government why they are terminating the Joint Industrial and Commercial Attachments Programme for British businesses in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, and what they intend to put in its place.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to be in a position to estimate the total cost of the NATO operation against Serbia, how it will be shared out between the Member States, and by whom the matter will be decided.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to temper the impact on manufacturing industry of increases in taxation of energy, or to offer compensation.
Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay and Conditions Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord McCarthy]
Genetically Modified Crops Bill [HL]Committee [The Baroness Miller of Hendon]
Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) BillCommittee [The Lord Lucas of Chilworth]
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Greater London Authority Bill will be continued this day]
TUESDAY 29TH JUNE
*The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their plans for restoring the morale of junior hospital doctors.
*The Lord WaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they can require the Channel Islands to change their taxation laws if these constitute harmful tax competition.
*The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will have enough diabetic specialists to deal with the projected rise of diabetes and its complications in the twenty-first century.
*The Baroness LudfordTo ask Her Majestys Government how a proposal to award a London Transport contract to Railtrack regarding sub-surface underground lines meets the requirements of European Union tendering rules.
Immigration and Asylum BillSecond Reading [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]
Company and Business Names (Chamber of Commerce, Etc.) BillSecond Reading [The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein]
Cathedrals MeasureThe Lord Bishop of London to move, That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.
Care of Places of Worship MeasureThe Lord Bishop of London to move, That this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.
WEDNESDAY 30TH JUNE
The Lord Bishop of Rochester
will be introduced.
*The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the recent OFSTED report on Summerhill School.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what further consideration will be given to ensuring that the climate change levy will not place high energy-using industries, including the engineering steels industry, in an internationally uncompetitive position.
*The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what has been done to improve access to justice for disabled people.
The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are prepared to accept that some selection in education has value.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the House of Lords Bill will be concluded this day]
THURSDAY 1ST JULY
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government how they intend to consult Parliament on the United Kingdoms preferred agenda for the European Union Inter-governmental Conference now planned for next year.
*The Lord Archer of SandwellTo ask Her Majestys Government what further action they will propose to other NATO countries by way of reviewing NATOs Strategic Concept.
*The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what proposals they have prepared for the reform of the United Nations Security Council, covering both its membership and its procedures.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Greater London Authority Bill will be continued this day]
MONDAY 5TH JULY
*The Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are disappointed with Railtracks performance, as highlighted by the Rail Regulator, in relation both to increasing capacity on the West Coast Main Line and in meeting agreed targets for reductions in delays.
*The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majestys Government why no womens organisations were consulted over the decision to legalise buggery with girls under 18, and whether this is consistent with the declared policy in the document Better for Women, Better for All-Listening to Women of consulting women on all matters of concern to them.
*The Viscount FalklandTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps are being taken to ensure that British enterprise plays an effective role in the reconstruction of Kosovo.
*The Lord PaulTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the current state of relations within the Asian community in England.
The Lord Hunt of TanworthTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made on plans, referred to in paragraph 8.8 of the White Paper Modern Local Government: In Touch with the People, to introduce a new duty on local authorities to promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area and accompanying powers.
TUESDAY 6TH JULY
*The Baroness Knight of CollingtreeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is a proper function of a university to carry out research which involves recruiting and paying 600 homosexual males to have anal intercourse.
*The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what conclusions they draw from the 130 cases brought against Turkey to the European Commission and Court of Human Rights, and in particular those of Mentes v. Turkey, Akdivar v. Turkey and Selcuk and Asker v. Turkey, concerning the destruction and depopulation of villages.
*The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Highways Agency is responsible for authorising the timing, route and lane occupancy of wide loads on motorways and whether compensation is payable by the operator to other drivers for any delay such movements may cause.
*The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government whether pupils from British Schools in the European Union who qualify for places at British universities are excluded from the student loan scheme.
WEDNESDAY 7TH JULY
*The Lord GladwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are taking any action to discourage begging in London.
*The Lord Harris of High CrossTo ask Her Majestys Government whether in the legal system wealthy litigants have an unfair advantage against litigants of modest means; and, if so, whether this is consistent with their aim of justice for all.
*The Lord LamingTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the responsibilities of local authorities for the continuing care of the elderly people they place in independently run residential homes.
THURSDAY 8TH JULY
*The Viscount CraigavonTo ask Her Majestys Government what key future actions and benchmarks about Reproductive Health were agreed at the recent special session at the United Nations General Assembly, and how Her Majestys Government will respond.
*The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majestys Government why the Secretary of State for Education and Employments proposals published on 13th May for the new Curriculum for Personal, Social and Health Education and for Citizenship omit any reference to marriage.
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether standards for the disposal of health care waste are satisfactory.
MONDAY 12TH JULY
*The Lord AcknerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there are adequate powers to regulate the use of jet-skis so that they do not prejudice the safety of other users of United Kingdom waters; and, if so, what are these powers.
TUESDAY 13TH JULY
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will announce their decision on the future status, as protected areas of landscape, of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the arrangements for the long-term funding of their management.
WEDNESDAY 14TH JULY
*The Lord WalpoleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to build on the links between individuals which have already been forged by twinning with towns and cities in former Yugoslavia.
*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are proposing to take to ensure that both United Kingdom primary school children and United Kingdom dairy farmers continue to benefit from the European Union School Milk Subsidy Scheme.
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress is being made in the review of electricity trading arrangements.
NO DAY NAMED
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo move to resolve, That the prolixity of the Statute Book has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished.
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on the institutional and financing reforms, including the re-weighting of votes in the Council of Ministers, necessary for European Union enlargement.
The Lord BarnettTo call attention to the prospects for the United Kingdom joining EMU in the foreseeable future; and to move for papers.
The Lord PaulTo call attention to the role of privately owned businesses in the British economy; and to move for papers.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to the case for using nuclear energy to meet the United Kingdoms Kyoto Conference obligations for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions; and to move for papers.
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government how they see the development of the defence role of the Western European Union.
The Lord ReaTo call attention to the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health chaired by Sir Donald Acheson; and to move for papers.
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to reduce the incidence of violent and disruptive behaviour by passengers on aircraft entering or leaving the United Kingdom.
The Earl of GowrieTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the recent financial settlement for the arts constitutes a stable basis of arts funding for the early years of the forthcoming millennium.
The Baroness Denton of WakefieldTo call attention to the future for small businesses in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
The Baroness HooperTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their current policy towards Cuba.
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to their response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Administration (Session 1997-98), whether they will clarify how the Strategic Communications Unit distinguishes between legitimate activity on behalf of the Government and activity which could unduly advantage the party of Government.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their policy that an individual convicted three times of burglary should be sentenced to at least three years in prison was formulated with full regard to the alternatives to prison in such cases.
The Baroness Denton of WakefieldTo call attention to the role of the Minister for Women; and to move for papers.
The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will arrange for a pardon to be granted to the 343 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers from the United Kingdom and the British Empire, who, during the First World War, were shot at dawn.
The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements now in force to ensure the safety of genetically modified foods.
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to comply with their obligation under section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, which came into force on 1st October 1997, to establish a central computerised register of persons who have applied for a firearm or shotgun certificate or to whom a firearm or shotgun certificate has been granted.
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo call attention to the renewal of arms export licences for British companies selling arms to Indonesia; and to move for papers.
The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their plans for the funding and role of art colleges in the United Kingdom.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their view of the current divergences between the United States, Russia and China about the future of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and their effect on the credibility of the British thermonuclear deterrent.
The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made in promoting the regeneration of seaside resorts.
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what were the circumstances and background of the arrest of General Pinochet; what was the role of the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Ministers and the Diplomatic Service; and what has been the effect on Anglo-Chilean relations.
The Lord RenwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what decisions were taken at the Council of Ministers of the European Space Agency on 11th and 12th May; and what were the implications of these decisions for United Kingdom space policy.
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what is now their policy towards a sustainable peace settlement in the Middle East five years after the signing of the Oslo Peace Agreement.
The Earl of Mar and KellieTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have a strategy for the safe disposal of sewage sludge and waste in Scotland.
The Baroness ByfordTo call attention to the contribution made by rural businesses to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.
The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government what examples they have of good practice in long-term overseas development, with special reference to Africa and India.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo call attention to the levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly amongst the young, the elderly and those in high risk occupations such as farming; to consider ways in which such suicides can be reduced; and to move for papers.
The Lord Harris of High CrossTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they approve of the policy of the National Trust and Wealden District Council to permit the continuing erosion of the cliff at Birling Gap near Eastbourne which affects homes, local employment and tourism.
The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in implementing the White Paper proposals for the overseas territories (Cm 4264).
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding the planning provisions and facilities for General Aviation (GA).
The Lord Wade of ChorltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they provide an appropriate level of support for the export of United Kingdom environmental technologies and services.
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government what help is being given to artists (including writers, performing artists and visual artists) whose work in the field of culture is unable to generate a living income for them.
The Lord McNairTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will reconsider their support for the American cruise missile attack on the al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in the light of subsequent scientific and technical reports on the matter.
The Lord MethuenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider revoking dormant mineral planning consents granted before 1960.
The Earl of KinnoullTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with arrangements for air traffic control at Londons airports and what is their response to recent reports of near misses between civil aircraft.
The Viscount TenbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to raise public awareness of the dangers of excessive speeding.
The Earl of ListowelTo call attention to the case for an increase in specialised high quality hostel provision for young homeless people addicted to drugs or alcohol; and to move for papers.
The Earl of ListowelTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they have taken to increase the availability of counselling for young homeless people.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask HMG what is their response to the latest annual report from Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Prisons; and what developments there have been since the report was published.
The Viscount AstorTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the Steering Groups recommendations on the future of the Tote.
The Lord Lofthouse of PontefractTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to expedite the British Coal Respiratory Disease Handling Agreement.
The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their assessment of the contribution of the city of Aberdeen and North-East Scotland to the economy of the United Kingdom.
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will encourage India and Pakistan to sign the nuclear Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they would support lifting of sanctions and debt relief for India and Pakistan if they resolve the Kashmir problem in accordance with the United Nations Resolutions.
The Lord AhmedTo ask HMG whether they intend to extend to the rest of the United Kingdom legislation which applies in Northern Ireland against religious discrimination.
The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-FyldeTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will take steps to end the present mandatory requirement on personal pension fund holders to purchase an annuity at the age of 75, in view of the present low return on such annuities.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider will be the impact of the broadcasting revolution on the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people who live in the United Kingdom.
The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to help reconstruction and development in Mozambique.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it would assist future conflict resolution if United Nations, Commonwealth, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Organisation for African Unity principles were modernised by clarifying the criteria when the right of self determination can supersede that of territorial integrity.
The Earl of ClancartyTo call attention to the United Kingdom-wide effects of devolution, including the institution of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, on the arts and their administration; and to move for papers.
The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider to be the role of fathers in the family and in the rearing of children, whether they believe that role to be important, and what they are doing to support men in their role as fathers.
The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the issues raised in the Computer Weekly report RAF Justice are serious enough to justify re-opening the RAF Board of Inquiry into the crash of Chinook Helicopter ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.
House of Lords BillThe Lord Nunburnholme to move, That the bill be referred to the Examiners in respect of clause 2.
The Lord TeviotTo ask HMG whether the level of blood stocks and public participation in blood donation are adequate.
The Lord Morris of Castle MorrisTo ask HMG what is their policy on the education of nurses.
House of Lords BillThe Lord Northbrook to move, That the bill be referred to the Examiners.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what policies they are considering to realise the full potential of the Internet and prevent its exploitation.
The Lord SwinfenTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they consider should be taken to ensure that the Tourism For All initiative is a success.
The Lord Kingsland to move, That the Committee for Privileges do consider whether the House of Lords Bill (as amended in Committee) would, if enacted, affect the right of those hereditary peers who have answered to their Writ of Summons before the bill receives Royal Assent to continue to sit and vote throughout the Parliament in which the bill is enacted.
The Lord St John of FawsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the present uses of the Royal Parks are appropriate.
The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo call attention to the BBCs reporting of the NATO operation in Kosovo; and to move for papers.
The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the performance and effectiveness of the Meat Hygiene Service.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord TombsTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Management of Nuclear Waste (3rd Report, HL Paper 41). [24th March]
The Lord ReayTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on A Reformed CAP? The outcome of Agenda 2000 (8th Report, HL Paper 61). [25th May]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Prosecuting Fraud on the Communities Financesthe Corpus Juris (9th Report, HL Paper 62). [26th May]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled or amended on 21st June, or unanswered after 21 days]
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will arrange for the publication in total of the contents and findings of the leak enquiry into the Law Lords hearing about General Pinochet; and whether they will ensure that if any judges are criticised they are also named. (HL2498)
The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majestys Government, following the endorsement by European Union Foreign Ministers of the involvement of President Ahtisaari of Finland in the diplomatic track on 19th May, what role it is intended that he should play in the brokering and implementation of a peace agreement in relation to the roles of the United Nations Secretary-Generals special advisers, Carl Bildt and Mr Kukan of Slovakia, and that of the Russian peace envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin. (HL2632)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what the signatories of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources are doing about over-fishing. (HL2642)
The Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornTo ask Her Majestys Government, in the light of the scale of settlement in the Sevso case (Marquess of Northampton v. Allen & Overy and Peter Mimpriss), reportedly in excess of £15 million (The Times, 8th May), whether they will reconsider the decision not to prosecute in respect of matters alleged in those proceedings including fraud and fraudulent misrepresentations. (HL2676)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government what has been the average period of time for the determination of petitions for leave to appeal to the House of Lords during each of the last three years. (HL2688)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government what has been the average period of time for the determination of appeals to the House of Lords from the date when leave to appeal has been granted by the House of Lords to the date of determination of the appeal, during each of the last three years. (HL2689)
The Viscount ExmouthTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 3rd November 1998 (WA 41-42) and in the light of the further recent medical reports suggesting that users of mobile telephones are more likely to suffer from cerebral tumours than those who do not, whether they will legislate or issue regulations to ensure that
(a) all such devices be issued with an appropriate cautionary health warning; and
(b) manufacturers of mobile telephones should clearly publish relevant information such as radiation output figures, the number of watts per kgm or similar data. (HL2697)
The Lord Craig of RadleyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many servicemen and women currently waiting for secondary care medical treatment expect to receive their treatment within (a) four weeks and (b) thirteen weeks of referral to their consultant; and how many may expect to have to wait for over six months. (HL2717)
The Lord Craig of RadleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what formal arrangements the Ministry of Defence have made with the National Health Service to treat Service personnel, who require secondary medical care, to ensure their quick return to duty. (HL2719)
The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the amount spent on entertaining at (a) No. 10 Downing Street and (b) No. 11 Downing Street in each of the years 1996 and 1998, and the breakdown between food, champagne, and other wines and spirits. (HL2746)
The Lord Mayhew of TwysdenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether without the protection of anonymity there will be a risk for military witnesses giving evidence in Londonderry to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that they and their families will be attacked. (HL2751)
The Lord Mayhew of TwysdenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any further application for anonymity for military witnesses who served the Crown many years ago, which by order of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry must be made publicly, will have the consequence that the very matters which are said to justify the application in the interests of justice will be known to those by whom the witnesses believe themselves to be threatened. (HL2752)
The Lord Mayhew of TwysdenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is any, and if so what, restraint preventing them from securing a direction to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry that military witnesses shall be protected by anonymity, whether by means of amended resolutions by both Houses of Parliament or otherwise. (HL2753)
The Lord Mayhew of TwysdenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are content with the contrast between the anonymity for those giving evidence of the whereabouts of their murdered victims in Northern Ireland, and the lack of anonymity for those who served the Crown in Northern Ireland and who will now be witnesses before the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. (HL2754)
The Baroness SerotaTo ask Her Majestys Government what assessment they have made of the use of lindane as a pesticide. (HL3184)
The Lord SawyerTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the future of the Medicines Control Agency. (HL3185)
The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will call in the development plan of the Walkergate scheme in the city of Durham in view of the sensitivity of the site and the public concern about the possible self-interest of the city council in the matter. (HL3186)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many applications for asylum lodged before 1st July 1993, and between 1st July 1993 and 31st December 1995, respectively, remain to be decided. (HL3187)
The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the current trend of increased failures in tuberculosis testing of dairy herds is similar to that experienced during post-mortem inspection of bovines in slaughterhouse. (HL3188)
The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government what the rates of total condemnation in bovine, ovine and porcine species have been for the financial years 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99. (HL3189)
The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government what arrangements are in force for liaison between the Meat Hygiene Service and local authorities, outside the periodic meetings with the Local Authorities Co-ordinating Body on Trading Standards. (HL3190)
The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government how many times in the last financial year representatives of the Meat Hygiene Service met with representatives of the Local Authorities Co-ordinating Body on Trading Standards. (HL3191)
The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government what formal system is in place for Meat Hygiene Inspectors employed by the Meat Hygiene Service to complain about the competence and performance of Official Veterinary Surgeons in slaughterhouses and poultry processing plants; and what measures exist to prevent Inspectors who complain from being victimised. (HL3192)
The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will set up a telephone help-line to enable Meat Hygiene Inspectors to make complaints about the performance and competence of Official Veterinary Surgeons. (HL3193)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what status they accord to the Kosovo Liberation Army; whether they have any arrangement with this irregular military force, like that reached by United States Secretary of State Albright in February at Rambouillet; and, if so, whether United States and United Kingdom policy to convert the Kosovo Liberation Army into the police force of Kosovo as proposed by Mrs Albright in February is a NATO policy approved by Council consensus, or a policy particular to the United States and the United Kingdom Governments. (HL3194)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what status or legitimacy within Kosovo the Kosovo Liberation Army has; and how this compares with the unofficially elected government of Mr Rugova. (HL3195)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have discussed their support for the Kosovo Liberation Army with the Government of Albania, in view of that Governments concern over armed structures operating outside state control in three Kosovo Liberation Army training camps in Albania; and whether they have informed the Albanian Government of the purposes of the 300 hectare NATO military base being built at Kurjan, also in Albania. (HL3196)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure the availability of fuel to Serbian farmers to bring in the harvest. (HL3197)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether people in Kosovo and Serbia who may come in contact with the depleted uranium used by NATO forces are to be provided with the same respiratory protection and gloves as are being provided by the Ministry of Defence to United Kingdom forces (Written Answer by George Robertson MP on 16th June (HC Deb, WA 148)); and who is to pay for this. (HL3198)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Secretary of State for International Development is in touch with the Russian Minister for Emergencies, Mr Shoygu. (HL3199)
The Lord HolmPatrickTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the level of non-productive time booked by the Meat Hygiene Service working in slaughterhouses during 1997-98 and 1998-99, in terms of number of hours and as a proportion of the total hours available. (HL3200)
The Lord HolmPatrickTo ask Her Majestys Government how many Official Veterinary Surgeons employed by the Meat Hygiene Service have been subjected to disciplinary procedures, either formal or informal, for failure to follow the Meat Hygiene Service operations manual. (HL3201)
The Lord HolmPatrickTo ask Her Majestys Government where the responsibility for carrying out statutory duties in meat inspection lies; whether Meat Hygiene Inspectors are authorised specifically in writing to carry out these duties; and, if so, who signs the authorisations. (HL3202)
The Lord HolmPatrickTo ask Her Majestys Government whether an assessment of the health and safety of Meat Hygiene Service staff working in meat cutting plants and abattoirs has been carried out; and, if so, what recommendations have been made. (HL3203)
The Lord HolmPatrickTo ask Her Majestys Government whether asking Meat Hygiene Inspectors employed by the Meat Hygiene Service to sign the Official Secrets Act is an appropriate use of this Act. (HL3204)
The Lord HolmPatrickTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ensure that animal welfare regulations in United Kingdom abattoirs are enforced, should the Meat Hygiene Service be absorbed into the Food Standards Agency; and which organisation will audit the enforcement function. (HL3205)
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is appropriate for an experienced Meat Hygiene Inspector to take instructions from a junior veterinary surgeon who holds the post of Official Veterinary Surgeon, as to the judgment of meat fitness during post-mortem inspections. (HL3206)
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government how many Meat Hygiene Service staff are employed to investigate the trade in unfit meat. (HL3207)
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government how many staff are employed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to investigate the trade in unfit meat. (HL3208)
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government how many cases of fraud relating to the Over Thirty Months Scheme have been investigated; how many prosecutions have been taken; and how many are pending. (HL3209)
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to introduce a fast-track system of meat inspection in the United Kingdom; and, if not, what would be the obstacles to the introduction of such a system. (HL3210)
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the procurement of a single microbiological test per week in abattoirs with a throughput of over 1,000 animals a week is sufficient to detect the presence of E-coli 0157 in these plants. (HL3211)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they will take to give effect to the recommendation of the Law Commission for England and Wales, as set out in its 33rd Annual Report, to take measures to address the backlog in implementing the Commissions recommended reforms. (HL3212)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn of 18th June (WA 57), what are their reasons for abandoning the proposal contained in their White Paper, Your Right to Know, Cm. 3818, December 1997, paragraph 2.18, that the Freedom of Information Bill would contain a general requirement for public authorities to publish reasons for administrative decisions to those affected by them. (HL3213)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Further and Higher Education (Scotland) (Amendment) [HL]
Parliamentary Government [HL] [25th June]
Time Zones and Summer Time (Devolution) [HL]
European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) [HL]
Road Traffic (Use of Mobile Telephones) [HL]
Company and Business Names (Chamber of Commerce, Etc.) [29th June]
Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) [HL] [25th June]
Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) [25th June]
Football (Offences and Disorder)
Immigration and Asylum [29th June]
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
Kent County Council [HL]
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Medway Council [HL]
Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL] [24th June]
United Reformed Church [HL]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Freedom of Information [HL]
Greater London Authority [23rd June]
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]
Welfare Reform and Pensions [24th June]
Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) [25th June]
Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay and Conditions [HL] [28th June]
Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) [28th June]
Genetically Modified Crops [HL] [28th June]
European Tax Harmonisation (Veto) [HL]
European Community Legislation (Impact) [HL]
Waiting for Report
House of Lords [22nd June]
Protection of Children [25th June]
Waiting for Third Reading
Water Industry [24th June]
HFC Bank [24th June]
Sent to the Commons
Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL]
Trustee Delegation [HL]
Commonwealth Development Corporation [HL]
Access to Justice [HL]
Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence [HL]
Disability Rights Commission [HL]
Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) [HL]
Criminal Cases Review (Insanity) [HL]
European Parliamentary Elections (Gibraltar) [HL]
Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies [HL]
Road Traffic Regulation (Cycle Parking) [HL]
Pollution Prevention and Control [HL]
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]
London Local Authorities [HL]
Returned to the Commons amended
Waiting for Royal Assent
University College London
MEASURES IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Cathedrals [29th June]
Care of Places of Worship [29th June]
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Contracting Out (Jury Summoning Functions) Order 1999
Draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Amendment) Order 1999
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft International Copper Study Group (Legal Capacities) Order 1999
Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) Order 1999
SPECIAL PROCEDURE ORDER IN PROGRESS
Waiting for expiry of resolution period
City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997 [6th July]
DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS
Proposal laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999 [27th June]
Proposal reported from the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999 [21st June]
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
TUESDAY 22ND JUNE