WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY
The Baroness Northover
The Lord Layard
*The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have altered the policy outlined in their manifesto on the establishment of regional assemblies in England.
*The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what legislation they intend to introduce in the light of the report by the European Unions Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare entitled The welfare of chickens kept for meat production (broilers).
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the process for the recent election of the Mayor of London.
*The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether H M Inspector of Prisons will produce a further report on the situation at Portland following the disturbance last week.
The Lord PestonTo call attention to the case for a review of the workings of the House of Lords in the twenty-first century; and to move for papers.
The Lord Rees-MoggTo move to resolve, That the House asserts its responsibility for the conduct of its own affairs and that the Sub-Committee of the Committee for Privileges should investigate the effectiveness of the House of Lords Register of Interests.
The Lord Archer of Sandwell to move, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out from House to the end and insert welcomes the enquiry into Standards of Conduct in the House of Lords by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, and asserts the Houses ultimate responsibility for the conduct of its own affairs.
THURSDAY 11TH MAY
[Prayers will have been read]
*The Lord WindleshamTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding the appointment of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary or Lords Justices of Appeal to chair or carry out public inquiries or reviews.
*The Lord Janner of BraunstoneTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made by the Spoliation Advisory Panel of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the achievement of justice for the owners of looted art which is now in British public collections.
*The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will support the United States in its appeal for a codified approach to the human rights situation in Tibet, based on pressing China to respect international human rights standards.
Matters sub judiceThe Baroness Jay of Paddington to move to resolve, That, subject to the discretion of the Leader of the House, and to the right of the House to legislate on any matter or to discuss any delegated legislation, the House in all its proceedings (including proceedings of committees of the House) shall apply the following rules on matters sub judice:
(1) Cases in which proceedings are active in United Kingdom courts shall not be referred to in any motion, debate or question.
(a) (i) Criminal proceedings are active when a charge has been made or a summons to appear has been issued, or, in Scotland, a warrant to cite has been granted.
(ii) Criminal proceedings cease to be active when they are concluded by verdict and sentence or discontinuance, or, in cases dealt with by courts martial, after the conclusion of the mandatory post-trial review.
(b) (i) Civil proceedings are active when arrangements for the hearing, such as setting down a case for trial, have been made, until the proceedings are ended by judgment or discontinuance.
(ii) Any application made in or for the purposes of any civil proceedings shall be treated as a distinct proceeding.
(c) Appellate proceedings, whether criminal or civil, are active from the time when they are commenced by application for leave to appeal or by notice of appeal until ended by judgment or discontinuance.
But where a ministerial decision is in question, or in the opinion of the Leader of the House a case concerns issues of national importance such as the economy, public order or the essential services, reference to the issues or the case may be made in motions, debates or questions.
(2) Specific matters which the House has expressly referred to any judicial body for decision and report shall not be referred to in any motion, debate or question, from the time when the Resolution of the House is passed, until the report is laid before the House.
(3) For the purposes of this Resolution
(a) Matters before Coroners Courts or Fatal Accident Inquiries shall be treated as matters within paragraph 1(a); and
(b) Question includes a supplementary question.
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillCommittee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]
FRIDAY 12TH MAY
[At eleven oclock]
The Baroness Symons of Vernham DeanTo move that this House takes note of the Defence White Paper, published in December 1999 (Cm 4446).
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL]Committee [The Lord Pearson of Rannoch]
MONDAY 15TH MAY
Mrs Rosalind Scott
will be introduced as a Baroness.
*The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government why, and under what authority, they have pressed Premier Oil and other United Kingdom companies to give up their operations in Burma.
*The Baroness CumberlegeTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards the closure of maternity units.
*The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the statement by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10th April (HL Deb, col. 9) that prison works is consistent with the finding of Home Office Research Study No 187 that the largest reductions in offending occur in community based programmes.
*The Baroness Castle of BlackburnTo ask Her Majestys Government what reductions they have proposed in the employers National Insurance contribution, when these have taken or will take effect, and by how much they will reduce the National Insurance fund.
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security BillHouse to be again in Committee [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham] [13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
The Baroness Masham of IltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to ensure that the Government guidelines on infection control in hospitals are being implemented by National Health Service Trusts.
TUESDAY 16TH MAY
The Lord Hunt of Chesterton
*The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what support they are giving to the efforts of the European football bodies to persuade the European Union institutions to exempt sport from the free movement of labour provisions of the Treaty of Rome.
*The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they propose to review the level of state pensions.
*The Lord BurnhamTo ask Her Majestys Government what talks have been held with the Cypriot government with regard to the withdrawal of British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.
*The Lord Walton of DetchantTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will reconsider the decision of the Department of Health to withdraw funding from the Disability Information Trust.
Electronic Communications BillReport [The Lord Sainsbury of Turville]
Terrorism BillCommittee [The Lord Bassam of Brighton] [12th and 13th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]
WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY
Matthew Evans, CBE
John Roper, Esq.
will be introduced as Barons.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the standard of Physical Education in all types of school is satisfactory.
*The Lord NorthbourneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider requiring all public limited companies to make, in their annual report, a statement about their policy in relation to employees who have caring responsibilities for children.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are still considering changes in the proposals for a climate change levy.
The Lord TebbitTo call attention to the problems of maintaining law and order; and to move for papers.
THURSDAY 18TH MAY
*The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been achieved in relations with Russia on the enhancement of human rights and the promotion of a political peace settlement in Chechnya.
*The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the banning of all nuclear weapons can only be achieved by the adoption of a plan by the nuclear powers along the lines proposed by the Canberra Commission, and whether they will now propose such a plan.
*The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the extension of the age profile of the bus fleet operated by Ulsterbus is consistent with their policy of encouraging the use of public transport.
The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the Forty-fifth Report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.
MONDAY 22ND MAY
Alexander Bernstein, Esq.
will be introduced as a Baron.
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that upgrading early warning radar sites in the United Kingdom to support the proposed United States nuclear missile defence system would break the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
*The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect the National Health Service Executive and the General Medical Council to complete their investigations into Dr Rita Pals dossier of cases of abuse of elderly patients in National Health Service hospitals overdosed with diamorphine.
*The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the outcome of the Workshop on Research on Organophosphates held on 28th March.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will either take powers to reduce the number of companies now at liberty to dig holes in the road or advise the Chairmen and Chief Executives of those companies how they might limit the inconvenience to the public.
TUESDAY 23RD MAY
*The Lord McCarthyTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take to deal with problems of recruitment and retention in higher education institutions following independent reports by Industrial Relations Services and the Office of Manpower Economics.
*The Lord Watson of RichmondTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will encourage the Royal Parks Agency to ensure that Parliament Square does not become a site for permanent displays.
*The Lord NorthbrookTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations they have received concerning the Budget proposals for changes to the taxation of mixer companies.
WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY
Parry Mitchell, Esq.
will be introduced as a Baron.
*The Lord Ashley of StokeTo ask Her Majestys Government what deficiencies have been reported in the medical services responsible for examining claimants for sickness and disability benefits.
*The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government, following Railtracks Network Management Statement of March that 12,000 line closures per year would be required for the next few years to upgrade the West Coast Main Line, what action they are taking to ensure passenger and freight services are maintained to an adequate quality.
*The Lord Archer of SandwellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the recent United States proposal to draft a Supplemental Document and to amend Article 98 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is likely to delay the process of ratification by the United Kingdom.
TUESDAY 6TH JUNE
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what arrangements they have made for responding to fuel poverty over the last two and a half years, and with what results.
*The Lord Jenkins of RodingTo ask Her Majestys Government what has been the outcome of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions review of the use of Stansted Airport as the Governments preferred airport for dealing with hijacks, following the major hijack incident involving an Ariana Boeing 727 in February.
NO DAY NAMED
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo move to resolve, That the prolixity of the Statute Book has further increased, is still increasing and ought significantly to be diminished.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it would assist future conflict resolution if United Nations principles were modernised by clarifying the criteria when the right of self determination can supersede that of territorial integrity.
The Lord Pearson of RannochTo call attention to the United Kingdoms present relationship with the European Union, and possible alternatives; and to move for papers.
The Lord NorthbourneTo call attention to the role of voluntary youth services in combating social exclusion and promoting social inclusion; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Darcy de KnaythTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have made any response to Rehabilitation Internationals newly promulgated Charter for disabled people worldwide.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to changes in the influence and prestige of this House and to examine how they should be addressed; and to move for papers.
The Lord Stone of BlackheathTo call attention to the case for earlier detection and palliative intervention in countries exposed to ethnic conflicts; and to move for papers.
The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence is operating within its remit.
The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the standards of care given to elderly patients in NHS hospitals.
The Lord SelsdonTo call attention to the future role of the pound sterling and of the euro; and to move for papers.
The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their principles and policies with regard to end-user accountability for the sale of weapons and related equipment.
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo call attention to the Salisbury Convention in the light of recent constitutional developments; and to move for papers.
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo move to resolve, That this House regrets the conduct of the Lord Hoffmann in not disclosing his connection with Amnesty International during the House of Lords first hearing of the extradition appeal of General Pinochet; and calls on the Lord Chancellor to reconsider his support for Lord Hoffmann.
The Lord Campbell of CroyTo call attention to the present circumstances of disabled people whose disabilities were caused by wounds or injuries from enemy action in the Second World War; and to move for papers.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take to address the high levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly in prisons and amongst the young male population.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what assessment they have made about the problem of litter; and what initiatives they propose to pursue, especially in those areas where the problem is most grievous.
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy on further measures to limit the sale, brokering and international shipment of arms to countries involved in conflict.
The Lord PuttnamTo call attention to the case for the United Kingdom remaining competitive in the wake of recent changes in the media and communication industries; and to move for papers.
The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider adopting the Tobin Tax Initiative to enable the maintenance of a comprehensive welfare state.
The Lord SelsdonTo call attention to the political situation in Austria and in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what they see as the future of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in the light of American and other proposals for the National Missile Defence System.
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will modernise the working practices of H M Coroner Service to meet the needs of a multi-faith Britain.
The Baroness Turner of CamdenTo call attention to the current problems surrounding care of the elderly, including long-term residential care; and to move for papers.
The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will give further consideration to the removal of sanctions against Iraq.
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what planning and preparation are being done for the eventual withdrawal of international peace-keeping forces from Bosnia and Kosova, especially as regards permanent systems for justice and law enforcement.
The Lord TomlinsonTo call attention to the resources available to the House of Lords; and to move for papers.
The Earl of CarnarvonTo call attention to the case for additional housing in London and the South East and the Governments proposals for achieving their targets; and to move for papers.
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their policies towards promoting general aviation.
The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the state of United Kingdom relations with Russia is satisfactory, in the light of the Presidential elections there.
The Lord GreenwayTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to prevent the spread of Crohns disease.
The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will now review their policy of support for sanctions against Iraq.
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect the Bowman project to provide an effective replacement for the Armys Clansman range of radios that is both secure and resistant to electronic warfare.
The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government what discussions were held prior to the reported decision to launch a fourth Trident submarine later this year and whether this decision would be consistent with their policy on nuclear disarmament.
The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their strategy for manufacturing industry.
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will undertake an official inquiry into the practicability of an international tax on currency transfers (Tobin Tax) as a means of mobilising funds for world development.
The Viscount FalklandTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they share the concerns of some parents and educationalists that many children are entering formal education at too early an age.
The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the legal aid expenditure to date, and what is the projected funding, for the multi-party actions by Gulf War veterans and sheep farmers.
The Baroness MaddockTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they propose to take to implement the proposals in the Housing Green Paper.
The Lord Harris of HaringeyTo ask Her Majestys Government what response they have to the issues raised and recommendations made by the Commission on the National Health Service, chaired by Mr Will Hutton, and published as New Life for Health in April 2000.
The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards recent developments in Indonesia.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they consider should be taken to increase participation in sport by women and girls.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider the role of religion to be in Britains multi-cultural society.
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the Countryside Agency report The State of the Countryside 2000 and in particular what proposals they have for ensuring that rural communities remain inclusive.
The Lord Williams of ElvelTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of their commitment to reduce road traffic casualties, they consider that the Road Traffic Act 1988 provides for sufficient penalties where the commitment of a minor offence, such as driving while uninsured, results in death or serious injury.
The Baroness Warwick of UndercliffeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take steps to increase the awareness among employers and young people of the case for taking gap years and undertaking voluntary service.
The Lord HyltonTo move to resolve, That this House congratulates Her Majestys Government and the Government of the Republic of Ireland on their strenuous efforts to secure the full implementation of the Belfast Agreement.
MOTIONS FOR SHORT DEBATE
[Ballot on 10th May for debate on 24th May]
The Lord BridgesTo call attention to the long-term problems caused by coastal erosion; and to move for papers.
The Lord Campbell of AllowayTo call attention to the application of the Salisbury convention in present day circumstances; and to move for papers.
The Lord Campbell of CroyTo call attention to the continuing need for a professional civil service and the role of special advisers and information officers; and to move for papers.
The Lord ChalfontTo call attention to the study on Changing Trends in British Television published recently by the Campaign for Quality Television; and to move for papers.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo call attention to the case for maintaining the existing role of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union within the political structure concerned with European security and defence; and to move for papers.
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo call attention to the role of an International Criminal Court in bringing to justice those responsible for genocide, torture and crimes against humanity; and to move for papers.
The Lord Archer of SandwellTo call attention to infringements of human rights in Tibet; and to move for papers.
The Viscount WaverleyTo call attention to the situation regarding Iraq; and to move for papers.
The Lord WaddingtonTo call attention to the situation of Zimbabwe public service pensioners living in Britain; and to move for papers.
The Lord Watson of RichmondTo call attention to the contribution of the United Kingdom to the development of European Union trade policy; and to move for papers.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord Lewis of NewnhamTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Waste Incineration (11th Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 71). [21st July]
The Lord WalpoleTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Biodiversity in the European Union Final Report: International Issues (22nd Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 119). [18th January]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Reforming EC Competition Procedures (4th Report, HL Paper 33). [29th February]
The Lord Jenkin of RodingTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Science and Society (3rd Report, HL Paper 38). [14th March]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled on 8th May, or unanswered after 21 days]
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government whether Aldershot Military Garrison or parts of it are being prepared for sale. (HL2026)
The Lord LucasTo ask Her Majestys Government what were the Veterinary Laboratories Agencys and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases forecasts for United Kingdom BSE cases in 2000 and 2001 (a) in 1997; (b) in 1998; (c) in 1999; and (d) at the latest date available; and to what factors any changes are ascribed. (HL2062)
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 30th March (WA 82), at what point will the year on year cost savings exceed the cost of redundancy payments to the Non Regular Permanent Staff Financial Systems Administrators coupled with the full costs of training and rotating the Band D civil servant replacements. (HL2082)
The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answers by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 30th March (WA 82-83), whether overall it would have been more economic and fairer to replace the Non Regular Permanent Staff Financial Systems Administrators by Band D civil servants by means of natural wastage rather than redundancy. (HL2083)
The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Amos on 2nd March (WA 86-87), what is their latest estimate of emergency food requirements in Ethiopia; what numbers are affected in the various provinces; what is the interval between pledges of emergency food aid to Ethiopia and their delivery (a) to ports and (b) to the areas affected; and which United Kingdom-based non-governmental organisations are active in the areas of food shortage; and of these which have been, or will become, channels of official emergency aid during the present crisis. (HL2097)
The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 10th April (WA 11-12), whether the Prime Minister agreed at the Lisbon European Council that the proposed Takeover Directive was to be expedited; and, if not, who gave the relevant consent on behalf of the United Kingdom; what is the one point concerning the application of the Directive to Gibraltar which is delaying its agreement, and what other European Union instruments are currently delayed on this issue. (HL2098)
The Lord MoranTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any progress has been made in reaching an international agreement to prohibit releases of genetically modified fish as proposed by the Select Committee on the European Communities (2nd Report, Session 1998-99, HL Paper 11). (HL2111)
The Lord MoranTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the sterilisation of artificially reared salmon before they are released into the environment can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent effective. (HL2112)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government with what frequency the e-forum pages of the e-envoys website are updated. (HL2116)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in giving replies to questions for written answer, they believe it appropriate for Ministers to refer Lords to the content of web-pages rather than giving substantive answers in the Official Report as a matter of record for the benefit of both the questioner and the general public. (HL2118)
The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majestys Government why Members of Parliament should be charged the sum of £30 when lodging an objection to the introduction of a genetically modified crop with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. (HL2139)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask the Leader of the House what means are available to provide an effective remedy (in accordance with Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights) for a breach of the right to free expression (guaranteed by Article 10 of the Convention), resulting from the rules of the House on discussion of matters sub judice, where such rules authorise or require breaches of Article 10, or where their application creates an unnecessary or disproportionate restriction upon the freedom to discuss active civil proceedings or appellate proceedings. (HL2337)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 12th April (WA 49), what are the particular circumstances (other than distance from court) making it appropriate for young men to be temporarily held in adult prisons. (HL2338)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 12th April (WA 49), how many 17 year olds on remand share facilities with adults in prison. (HL2339)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 12th April (WA 49), what is their estimate for the period of time it will take for young women aged (a) 15 to 16 and (b) 17 to be placed in non-Prison Service accommodation. (HL2340)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 12th April (WA 50), what is the justification for banning the advocacy of religious hatred in Northern Ireland but not in Great Britain. (HL2341)
The Lord BlackwellTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their estimate of the capital sum that would need to be given to a pensioner retiring today to enable them to secure the equivalent income from investments as is promised by the current state pension. (HL2342)
The Lord BlackwellTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their estimate of the annual sum that would need to be invested during a normal working lifetime to accumulate a capital sum on retirement that would secure the equivalent income from investments as is promised by the current state pension. (HL2343)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government how many people in England and Wales are estimated to be working on a Sunday in the year 2000 compared with the year 1990; what percentage of the working population this represents; how many are estimated to be women; and how many are estimated to have children. (HL2344)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government how many companies are estimated to have drawn up contracts, since the passage of the 1994 Sunday trading legislation, requiring their employees to work on a Sunday. (HL2345)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government what assessment has been made of the impact on health and stress and on the unity of family life since workers have been unable to take a shared day off from work following the 1994 Sunday trading legislation. (HL2346)
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to raise the question of 22 Kashmiri leaders who are currently being held in prison without charge by the Indian government. (HL2347)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government how many persons have been detained for longer than 24 hours in police or court cells in the Metropolitan Police Area in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many of them were Immigration Act detainees held for reasons other than early deportation. (HL2348)
The Lord InglewoodTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will ensure that the Merseyside Objective 1 Single Programming Document will be submitted to the European Commission for approval on 20th June. (HL2349)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will require the Post Office to publish the major events in the history of the United Kingdom, including its defence of freedom, the Industrial Revolution and its contribution to world sport and culture for which a Special Stamp issue was made available during the last ten years. (HL2350)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will outline their proposed spending in Northern Ireland on (a) public bus transport; (b) the railway system and (c) the road system for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. (HL2351)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government, in view of the postponement of the Expressway-style rapid transit system from North Down to Belfast, what arrangements they are making to compensate those property owners who have been affected by planning blight. (HL2352)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the current structure of the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Development is adequate to reflect the competing priorities of public and private transport in such a way as to create public confidence; and whether they will underline the Departments commitment to public transport, including railways. (HL2353)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on 8th March (WA 154), whether the announcement of the deferring of an Expressway-style rapid transit system from the northern part of County Down to Belfast was the correct way to inform all the many interested groups and the general public; and whether they will wish to update the Answer. (HL2354)
The Viscount AstorTo ask Her Majestys Government what fees they expect in respect of the recent auction of mobile telephone licences; what were the amounts; and who were the recipients. (HL2355)
The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the context of the United Kingdoms membership of the European Union, they are aware of any suggestions that the United Kingdoms oil reserves should become a common resource of the European Communities; and, if so, what is their reaction to such suggestions. (HL2356)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 4th May (WA 189), what criteria will be applied, and upon whose determination, to assess whether evidence relating to standards of conduct in the House of Lords submitted to the Committee for Standards in Public Life is defamatory. (HL2357)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 4th May (WA 189), whether defamatory evidence submitted to the Committee for Standards in Public Lifes study of conduct in the House of Lords will be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service. (HL2358)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 28th February (WA 41) concerning Government computer network protection, and given the self-replicating nature of the ILOVEYOU e-mail virus which creates an equivalence with a pingstorm attack, whether they remain satisfied that their servers and routers are adequately protected. (HL2359)
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any Departmental computer systems were infected by the ILOVEYOU e-mail virus; if so, which Departments; and to what detrimental effect. (HL2360)
The Lord VinsonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the new Food Standards Agency will take steps to examine and assess the scientific rationale used by the Soil Association when awarding organic status to various food products. (HL2361)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in square brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL]
Healthcare Services [HL]
European Communities (Amendment) [HL]
Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
Referred to the Examiners
Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL]
Committed to a Select Committee
Colchester Borough Council [HL]
Committed to a Grand Committee
Government Resources and Accounts
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL] [12th May]
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums [11th May]
Terrorism [16th May]
Sexual Offences (Amendment)
Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security [15th May]
Freedom of Information
Waiting for Report
Electronic Communications [16th May]
Financial Services and Markets [9th May]
Deafblind Persons [HL]
Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
Waiting for Third Reading
Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
Sent to the Commons
Nuclear Safeguards [HL]
Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL]
Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate [HL]
Local Government [HL]
Learning and Skills [HL]
Census (Amendment) [HL]
Care Standards [HL]
Limited Liability Partnerships [HL]
Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) [HL] (Consolidation)
London Local Authorities [HL]
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
Kent County Council [HL]
Medway Council [HL]
Waiting for Royal Assent
Armed Forces Discipline [HL]
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2000
Draft Companies Act 1985 (Audit Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
Draft Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000
Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2000
Draft National Minimum Wage (Increase in Development Rate for Young Workers) Regulations 2000
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 2000
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000
Draft Code of Practice: Access to Workers during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
TUESDAY 9TH MAY