WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY
The Lord Evans of Temple Guiting
The Lord Roper
*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 Baroness SharplesTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to support events to honour the 100th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The Lord TebbitTo call attention to the problems of maintaining law and order; and to move for papers.
THURSDAY 18TH MAY
[Prayers will have been read]
*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.
Financial Services and Markets BillThird Reading [The Lord McIntosh of Haringey]
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
The Lord Bernstein of Craigwell
The Baroness Andrews
*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.
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security BillHouse to be again in Committee [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham] [13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
TUESDAY 23RD MAY
The Lord Parekh
The Baroness Walmsley
*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.
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government what research into prostate cancer they are supporting.
The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will give further consideration to the removal of sanctions against Iraq.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Terrorism Bill will be continued this day]
WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY
The Lord Mitchell
Lennox Fyfe, 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.
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo call attention to the merging of the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges, and the consequences for companies and investors, including pension funds, if shares have to be denominated in euros; and to move for papers. (Short debate)
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. (Short debate)
Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [HL]Committee [The Baroness Knight of Collingtree]
THURSDAY 25TH MAY
[At eleven oclock]
*The Lord ChalfontTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have for the future of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA).
*The Viscount GoschenTo ask Her Majestys Government what estimates they have made of the cost of their proposals to rebrand the National Health Service.
Regulation of Investigatory Powers BillSecond Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]
MONDAY 5TH JUNE
*The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the continuing conflict in Sudan, with particular reference to reports of military offensives against civilians in the Nuba mountains.
*The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the outcome on education of the World Education Forum in Dakar is satisfactory.
*The Lord Patel of BlackburnTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards eliminating all forms of discrimination from the National Health Service.
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 Jenkin 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.
*The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what action the Lord Chancellor proposes to take about the oath of loyalty to the Queen traditionally sworn by Queens Counsel in Northern Ireland.
*The Lord QuirkTo ask Her Majestys Government how they propose to respond to the Final Report of the Nuffield Inquiry into the United Kingdoms foreign language needs over the next twenty years.
WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE
*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what they will report to the United Nations Beijing +5 conference on reforming the system for elections in the United Kingdom to secure for women an equal part in political power.
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their assessment of the performance to date of the European Central Bank.
*The Lord GeraintTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the state of the sheep industry is satisfactory.
THURSDAY 8TH JUNE
*The Lord AcknerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are contemplating amending, or otherwise altering, the criminal law of self-defence.
*The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government what United Kingdom involvement there is in the International Rice Genome Project; and when it will be completed.
MONDAY 12TH JUNE
*The Baroness Massey of DarwenTo ask Her Majestys Government what priority they are giving to public health awareness campaigns relating to HIV and AIDS.
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 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 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.
The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures can be taken by European Union and United Nations member states to stop the import of oil and diamonds from guerrilla and other groups challenging democratically elected governments in Africa by military means.
The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what they consider to be the role of strong mutual companies in promoting a healthy and competitive market in financial services.
The Earl of ListowelTo call attention to the needs of children and of their parents and carers; and to move for papers.
The Lord WaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding Zimbabwe public service pensioners living in Britain; 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 15th 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 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 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 LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they intend to take in Northern Ireland to correct the shortage of intensive care beds in the Health Service; whether one of the steps could be the creation of more high dependency beds; and whether they will provide any resources additional to those available currently. (HL2181)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government when the report from the working party looking at intensive care and high dependency provision in Northern Ireland will be available. (HL2182)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will extend the remit of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to Northern Ireland; and, if not, why not. (HL2183)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government on how many occasions they have chartered United States registered aircraft in each of the last three years; and to what total contract value. (HL2203)
The Baroness ByfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take into account the difficulty of obtaining planning permission for the conversion of uninhabitable farm properties, before making the owners of those properties liable for council tax. (HL2212)
The Lord BrettTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on the consolidation of the Service Discipline Acts. (HL2481)
The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the outcome of the Social Affairs Council held in Brussels on 8th May. (HL2482)
The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majestys Government what responsibility the Home Office has in respect of the Landmines Act 1998. (HL2483)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether legislation has been enacted to give effect in the laws of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to the European Convention on Human Rights. (HL2484)
The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have abandoned the proposed Bond Scheme for overseas visitors to the United Kingdom. (HL2485)
The Lord RixTo ask Her Majestys Government how many extra offenders they anticipate would be imprisoned each year if clause 46 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill is implemented with the presumption of imprisonment for offenders who breach their community penalty. (HL2486)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Developments Transportation Unit is in charge of public transport; whether it is wholly funded, managed and directed by the Road Service Agency; and, if so, whether this is in the best interests of public transport. (HL2487)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are still committed to the concept of parity of esteem as set out in the Belfast Agreement; and whether this accords with the views of the Republic of Irelands Foreign Minister. (HL2488)
The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have received a report on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Conference on genetically modified foods and health in Edinburgh at the end of February; and whether the report will be published. (HL2489)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the comments made by the House of Commons Defence Committee (7th Report, HC125) about the Governments efforts to improve the quality of life of Gulf War veterans with still undiagnosed illnesses; and whether they accept the recommendation that there should now be improved financial provision and better access to medical treatment for such veterans. (HL2490)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the percentage turnout of the electorate who voted in the recent elections for the London Mayor and the Greater London Assembly; and what were the comparable turnout figures for each election for the old Greater London Council. (HL2491)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their definition of the present economic cycle and the last economic cycle; what has been the annual deficit or surplus as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in each year of the present cycle; and what was the annual United Kingdom general Government deficit or surplus in each year of the last economic cycle. (HL2492)
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]
Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
Carers and Disabled Children
Regulation of Investigatory Powers [25th May]
Street Works [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]
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
Terrorism [16th May]
Sexual Offences (Amendment)
Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL] [24th May]
Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
Child Support, Pensions and Social Security [22nd May]
Freedom of Information
Waiting for Report
Electronic Communications [16th May]
Deafblind Persons [HL]
Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
Waiting for Third Reading
Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
Financial Services and Markets [18th May]
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 Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) (No. 2) Order 2000
Draft Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000
Draft Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000
Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000
Draft Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000
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
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
TUESDAY 16TH MAY