NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY
Items marked are new or have been altered.
Items marked are expected to be taken during the dinner adjournment.
WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
At half-past two oclock
*The Lord Mackie of BenshieTo ask Her Majestys Government why sufferers from multiple sclerosis cannot receive the drug Beta Interferon in certain parts of the United Kingdom while in other parts it is available.
*The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any new plan to increase the recruitment of nurses throughout the United Kingdom.
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are considering accepting changes in majority voting and the number of European Union Commissioners at the forthcoming Inter-governmental Conference in Nice.
*The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to remove decisions about the release of all mandatory life prisoners from the Home Secretary and transfer them to an independent body.
Countryside and Rights of Way BillReport [The Lord Whitty] [24th, 26th, 27th and 31st Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]
The Earl HoweTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to improve the care and treatment of patients with hepatitis C.
THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
[Prayers will have been read]
*The Baroness LockwoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on the Audit Commissions report Fully Equipped in relation to Artificial Limb Services.
*The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is evidence that the financial hardships of which some road hauliers complain are the result of overcapacity in the industry rather than high fuel costs.
*The Lord RentonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will remind all members of the Privy Council of their duty to preserve confidentiality after discussing affairs of state confidentially with other privy councillors whatever their party.
*The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will now press for those war criminals in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, whose whereabouts are known, to be arrested and brought before the War Crimes Tribunal.
Transport BillFurther consideration on Report [The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston] [30th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000The Lord Falconer of Thoroton to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23rd October be approved. [28th Report from the Joint Committee]
Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) (No. 2) Regulations 2000The Lord Judd to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 13th September, be annulled (S.I. 2000/2446).
MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord RazzallTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations have been received on the timing and content of the Consumer Bill; when these representations were received and from whom.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are able to give an approximate estimate of the number of committees existing under the auspices of the National Health Service.
*The Baroness SharplesTo ask the Leader of the House whether she has any plans to reduce the number of hours for which it is necessary for the House to sit in Committee next session.
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what were the results of the Human Rights Dialogue held between the United Kingdom and China in October.
Fur Farming (Prohibition) BillReport [The Baroness Hayman]
Disqualifications BillCommittee [The Lord Falconer of Thoroton]
The Baroness Rendell of BaberghTo ask Her Majestys Government how they consider the arts and entertainment are keeping pace with advances towards a multicultural society in the United Kingdom.
TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord HarrisonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to reduce the harassment of 900,000 men and women each year by stalkers, as detailed in the Home Office report The Nature and Extent of Stalking.
*The Lord WaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the building of an airport on St Helena.
*The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majestys Government when they are going to reach conclusions on whether it is necessary to involve highly trained police officers and their equipment when transporting abnormal loads.
*The Baroness WalmsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to bring to justice the killers of two British journalists, Malcolm Rennie and Brian Peters, as well as two Australian journalists and a New Zealand journalist, at Balibo in East Timor in 1975.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill will be continued this day]
WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord PaulTo ask Her Majestys Government, in the light of recently published key performance indicators for universities, whether their policies have been effective in widening participation and achieving greater social inclusion.
*The Lord Clinton-DavisTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any drain of talent from family and criminal work at the Bar is likely, following the Lord Chancellors proposals for criminal and family legal aid.
*The Lord McCarthyTo ask Her Majestys Government why local railway stations no longer operate telephone advisory services, which provide the public with up-to-date information concerning such matters as train cancellations, late arrivals and the state of station facilities.
Police (Northern Ireland) BillReport [The Lord Falconer of Thoroton]
THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdoms reciprocal health care arrangements with other countries are in practice fully reciprocal.
*The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the treatment of Ian Brady who is serving a life sentence as a patient in Ashworth Hospital, particularly in regard to visits.
*The Baroness GreengrossTo ask Her Majestys Government what response they will make to the Government Actuarys statement on 17th October concerning the economic effects of early retirement on health grounds.
MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what are now their priorities for humanitarian and development assistance, both bilateral and multilateral, for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
*The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government what additional resources they are devoting to the implementation of their dental strategy.
*The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the prospects for Japanese owned firms in Wales.
*The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what proposals have been put forward for a common European Union passport; and what is their reaction.
TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord GoodhartTo ask Her Majestys Government how many of the responses to the consultation paper Financial conditions for funding by the Legal Services Commission have (a) supported and (b) opposed the proposals in that paper for taking into account the equity value in homes in assessing the liability of applicants to pay contributions to the Community Legal Service Fund.
*The Lord Campbell of AllowayTo ask the Leader of the House whether the proposed constitutional committee of this House will have a remit to advise on the exercise of the Houses guardianship of the constitution; and, if so, whether the committees membership will include Law Lords, one of whom could be appointed chairman.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government what powers they have to influence the choice and location of statues in central London.
*The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they propose any changes in policy towards Yugoslavia.
WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Thomson of MonifiethTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, at the forthcoming Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, they will put forward proposals to increase the funding and effectiveness of the Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan.
*The Lord BrookmanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the programme of track replacement, to bring some 2,000 miles of railway track up to satisfactory standards, can be completed quickly and efficiently.
*The Lord NewbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made towards the establishment of a Universal Bank.
THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord HigginsTo ask Her Majestys Government whether winter fuel allowances in respect of past winters have now been paid to all men between the ages of 60 and 65 entitled to them.
*The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government, in the light of the MORI survey for the Readers Digest, whether they have any plans to improve the standard of information available to the public about asylum seekers and refugees in this country.
*The Lord TrefgarneTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the estimated cost to the London Ambulance Service of the wear and tear caused by the traffic calming measures now in place in many London streets.
MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Howell of GuildfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the principles which they believe should guide humanitarian intervention and conflict involvement.
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps, in addition to those mentioned by the Prime Minister in his speech on 24th October, they will be taking to make vehicles cleaner and more fuel efficient.
*The Baroness NoakesTo ask Her Majestys Government how they intend to respond to the Tax Manifesto published recently by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
*The Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the average penalty applied to a person convicted of accidentally killing another person whilst in charge of a motor vehicle.
*The Lord Dixon-SmithTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they see and contribute to reports by the National Audit Office before these are made.
*The Lord Ashley of StokeTo ask Her Majestys Government how many firms are (a) included in and (b) excluded from the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
*The Lord Janner of BraunstoneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take action to remove rules within the civil service which discriminate on grounds of age, and in particular the requirement to retire at the age of 60.
THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
*The Lord Hunt of ChestertonTo ask Her Majestys Government, in the light of the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers report on the emergence of BSE and CJD, whether they will explain the principles on which they will introduce changes in the management of important scientific issues in Government Departments and agencies.
TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will publish details of requirements governing the admission to the United Kingdom of special skills applicants.
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 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 SelsdonTo call attention to the political situation in Austria and in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe; and to move for papers.
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 Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their policies towards promoting general aviation.
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 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 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 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 Earl of ListowelTo call attention to the needs of children and of their parents and carers; and to move for papers.
The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made in resolving the issue of how national museums and galleries can recover VAT.
The Lord Howell of GuildfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what consideration they have given to a requirement for light civil aircraft and helicopters to be fitted with quieter engines and, where practicable, with hush kits.
The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majestys Government what aid provision they have made for British-based small charities operating overseas.
The Lord BradshawTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the possibility of a world shortage of oil should influence strategic plans for the electrification of a greater proportion of the railway system.
The Baroness HooperTo call attention to developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.
The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government what relationship they have in mind for the National Health Service with the private health sector.
The Lord Thomas of GresfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of the Court of Appeal decision in Heil v. Rankin and others, given on 23rd March, they will restore the scheme for compensation of the victims of violent crime assessed on the basis of common law damages, and abandon the tariff scheme which replaced it on 1st April 1996.
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the current situation in Cyprus.
The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government whether since 1997 their international development budget has been directed more towards the worlds poorest and most neglected communities.
The Baroness UddinTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they propose to incorporate the recommendations of the working group on forced marriage into their overall strategy for dealing with domestic violence.
The Lord ChalfontTo move to resolve, That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider all the circumstances surrounding the crash of Chinook helicopter ZD 576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994.
The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy on a referendum about the Western Sahara.
The Lord ParekhTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of the Human Rights Act 1998, they will amend the law so as to allow Members of the House of Lords to vote in parliamentary elections.
The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take following their consultation on High hedges: possible solutions.
The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to revise their energy policy.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to the effect of disproportionate regulation on small businesses; and to move for papers.
The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the increase in religious persecution in many countries; and whether they will consider measures similar to those adopted by the United States Congress.
The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will review their policy towards the government of Sudan, in the light of continuing violations of human rights.
The Lord Willoughby de BrokeTo call attention to the case for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the Common Agricultural Policy; and to move for papers.
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Russian Federation government have yet begun to fulfil their human rights obligations as a member of the Council of Europe in the conduct of their military and security operations in the Chechen Republic, and their administration of that republic.
The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo call attention to the recommendation in London Universitys Institute for Education report that optimal class sizes in primary schools should be less than 25; and to move for papers.
The Lord Brougham and VauxTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ensure sufficient financial support for British competitors at the next Olympics.
The Lord TanlawTo call attention to the 14 recommendations of the Task Force report on potentially hazardous Near Earth Objects; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their plans to ensure that the National Lottery is operated with integrity and without interruption beyond the date of the termination of the current licence held by Camelot.
The Lord Willoughby de BrokeTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the recommendations made by the Maclean Report concerning the costs of inspection and regulation of slaughterhouses.
The Lord Carlile of BerriewTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take to relieve poverty in rural areas in the light of the changes in the agriculture industry.
The Lord Lofthouse of PontefractTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on compensation payments for miners and miners widows for bronchitis and emphysema.
The Lord MancroftTo move to resolve, That this House do appoint a select committee to examine the management and financial controls by the New Millennium Experience Company in its management of the Millennium Dome project.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to promote the marketing of British tourism to visitors from overseas.
The Baroness Ashton of UphollandTo ask Her Majestys Government how the ambulance and paramedic services are incorporated into the modernisation programme in the National Health Service National Plan.
The Baroness Ashton of UphollandTo ask Her Majestys Government what strategies they are pursuing to support children in danger of exclusion from school, their families and teachers.
The Lord Phillips of SudburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what dangers they see in the widening differentials in earnings, and what steps they propose to take to address them.
The Baroness WalmsleyTo call attention to the problems of student poverty and the anomalies arising between support systems in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England; and to move for papers.
The Lord Faulkner of WorcesterTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will respond to the Health and Safety Commissions draft Approved Code of Practice and Guidance on Passive Smoking at Work.
The Baroness UddinTo ask Her Majestys Government how they will respond to the recommendations of the Parekh Report on the future of multi-ethnic Britain.
The Lord ChalfontTo call attention to the recent white paper issued by the Chinese government on Chinas National Defence Policy; and to move for papers.
The Lord Ashley of StokeTo ask Her Majestys Government what proposals they have to ensure the comprehensive subtitling of television programmes.
The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government why they have no plans to review the list of medical conditions conferring prescription charge exemption.
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo call attention to Equality: A New Framework, the Report of the Independent Review of the Enforcement of United Kingdom Anti-Discrimination Legislation, and to the options for reform of anti-discrimination legislation in the United Kingdom; 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 1999]
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]
The Baroness Hilton of EggardonTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Common European Policy on Security and Defence (15th Report, HL Paper 101). [3rd August]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Public Access to EU Documents (16th Report, HL Paper 102). [1st August]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled on 31st October, or unanswered after 21 days]
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government which Minister or Ministers had sight of the reports presented in June 1997 to the Millennium Commission by Deloitte & Touche and by Mr Bob Stubbs prior to Cabinet approval for the Millennium Dome project. (HL3875)
The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will list the excess winter deaths for each English region, and for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in each year from 1998-89 to 1999-2000, with a breakdown by age for each year. (HL3917)
The Lord HoyleTo ask Her Majestys Government how the Government Car and Despatch Agency dispose of cars after use. (HL4007)
The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majestys Government what action has been taken by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton in his capacity as Minister and as a shadow director of the New Millennium Experience Company to comply with the advice given by PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC) at page 39 of their Project Mozart presentation that shadow directors must be on notice and need to take urgent action to address the position after taking appropriate legal and commercial advice in the light of PWCs statement at page 39 that There is clear evidence to suggest that NMEC is currently insolvent. (HL4134)
The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majestys Government how many County Court judgments were outstanding against the New Millennium Experience Company as at
(e) 30th September. (HL4135)
The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majestys Government which Ministers in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have met Sir Richard Branson since the passage of the National Lottery Act 1998. (HL4148)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government when Ministers in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport next plan to meet Sir Richard Branson. (HL4149)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any Ministers in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have discussed the issue of the next National Lottery licence with Sir Richard Branson since the passage of the National Lottery Act 1998. (HL4150)
The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the outcome of the Justice and Home Affairs Council held in Luxembourg on 17th October. (HL4439)
The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will report progress on the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods recent meeting with other European Union Agriculture Ministers to discuss further reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. (HL4440)
The Lord DubsTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to review the operation of the United Kingdom Register of Organic Food Standards. (HL4441)
The Baroness SerotaTo ask Her Majestys Government when they plan to respond to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Procedure Committee of Session 1999-2000, Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties (HC210). (HL4442)
The Baroness SerotaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the recent decision of the BBC to move the BBC World Service to Broadcasting House. (HL4443)
The Baroness Smith of GilmorehillTo ask Her Majestys Government when the annual report of the British-Russian Centre/British East-West Centre will be available. (HL4444)
The Baroness Smith of GilmorehillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they approved the issue of an export licence to supply hydraulic lifting equipment to Kosovo for use by the Irish Kosovo Force (KFOR) contingent. (HL4445)
The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will announce spending plans for the higher education sector for years 2 and 3 of the 2000 Comprehensive Spending Review. (HL4446)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the terms of the agreements between the Immigration and Nationality Department and the Prison Services in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively, under which the Prison Services make accommodation available within their estate for Immigration Act detainees; and what is the current number of places being provided in prisons in each jurisdiction for this purpose. (HL4447)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what information they have received from the government of Bahrain about the activities of the Human Rights Committee of the Shura Council and the reasons why that government refused to allow the formation of a non-governmental human rights committee. (HL4448)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to publish the review of the use of immigration detention in Northern Ireland, promised during the proceedings on the Immigration and Asylum Bill. (HL4449)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many caravan pitches were provided by local authorities and private persons or landlords respectively, and how many caravans there were on unauthorised encampments, as recorded by the January local authority counts since the information was first collected; and whether they consider that, in the absence of any new measures, unauthorised encampments will become unnecessary. (HL4450)
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have sought an explanation from the Cuban government for its failure to allow officials from the British Embassy immediate access to the seven detained Britons in Cuba; and, if so, what was the response. (HL4451)
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their decision to establish diplomatic relations with North Korea was discussed with Japan beforehand; and whether the decision carried the support of the Japanese government. (HL4452)
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to investigate whether British equipment has been used in Israeli helicopter attacks on Palestinians; and whether the future of arms sales to Israel is also under consideration, as reported in the Guardian on 25th October. (HL4453)
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government why they did not oppose the appointment of Ambassador Tan, Burmas permanent representative at the United Nations in Geneva, as chairman of the United Nations General Assemblys first Committee on Disarmament and International Security. (HL4454)
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in view of their ethical dimension to foreign policy and the Baroness Scotland of Asthals statement that Burma is a country bled white by misdirections of resources into arms (HL Deb, 2nd October, col. 1222), the appointment of Ambassador Tan, Burmas permanent representative at the United Nations in Geneva, as chairman of the United Nations General Assemblys first Committee on Disarmament and International Security carries their support. (HL4455)
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government how long they expect repairs to take on the nuclear submarine HMS Tireless currently docked in Gibraltar; and what response has been given to the Spanish governments concern that they have received insufficient information over the repairs to HMS Tireless. (HL4456)
The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether emissions from waste incinerators, such as dioxins and heavy metals, pose any threat to human health. (HL4457)
The Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsTo ask Her Majestys Government (a) what amount was raised from Capital Gains Tax; (b) what was the number of payers of Capital Gains Tax; and (c) what was the estimated cost of collection, in the latest year for which figures are available. (HL4458)
The Baroness Scott of Needham MarketTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will list all the major road schemes costing over £5 million included in the full Local Transport Plans submitted by local authorities; and whether they will place copies of the Appraisal Summary Tables for these, where submitted, in the Library of the House. (HL4459)
The Baroness Scott of Needham MarketTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will list all major road schemes by each local authority which cost over £5 million and which were submitted to the Government as supplementary bids to the full Local Transport Plan. (HL4460)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 25th October (WA 45), whether they signed the Political Declaration adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 13th October, at the conclusion of the European Conference Against Racism; and, if so, what are their reasons for being willing to adopt this statement while being unwilling to sign and ratify Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights on behalf of the United Kingdom. (HL4461)
The Lord TopeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of the judgment in the Manchester County Court on 11th October by Judge Richard Holman awarding damages against Trafford Education Authority to a school pupil who had suffered a lengthy period of bullying, they will issue new guidance reminding schools that they have a duty of care to protect pupils from homophobic bullying, and requiring them to include in personal, social and health education programmes lessons which lead pupils to understand the problems which young gay and lesbian people face. (HL4462)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was invited by the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to investigate the murder of Rosemary Nelson; if so, on what date; and what was the response. (HL4463)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government why a proportion of the extra funding made available to the railway systems in the United Kingdom to improve safety does not apply to Northern Ireland Railways; and whether railway safety in Northern Ireland has a different priority for them compared with railway safety in other parts of the United Kingdom. (HL4464)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government how much revenue they estimate they lose annually through smuggling of tobacco products. (HL4465)
The Lord LairdTo ask Her Majestys Government, in the light of their recent statement of commitment to the environment, which of their policies are aimed at reducing pollution by smoking. (HL4466)
The Lord Roberts of ConwyTo ask Her Majestys Government what sums they have obtained annually as guarantor from surpluses arising from the Mineworkers Pension Scheme (MPS) and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme (BCSSS) since 1994 at constant prices; what percentage increases have been awarded annually to pensioner beneficiaries under the MPS and the BCSSS; and what has been their total value annually at constant prices. (HL4467)
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]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) [HL]
Sexual Offences (Amendment)
Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
Disqualifications [6th November]
Protection of Animals (Amendment)
Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House
European Parliamentary Elections [HL] (Consolidation)
Waiting for Report
Deafblind Persons [HL]
Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) [HL]
Transport [2nd November]
Countryside and Rights of Way [1st November]
Fur Farming (Prohibition) [6th November]
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
Police (Northern Ireland) [8th November]
Freedom of Information
Waiting for Third Reading
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
Licensing (Young Persons)
Warm Homes and Energy Conservation
Criminal Justice and Court Services
Colchester Borough Council [HL]
Sent to the Commons
Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [HL]
Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners [HL]
Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) [HL]
Divorce (Religious Marriages) [HL]
Cheques (Scotland) [HL]
Street Works [HL]
Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) [HL]
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
Kent County Council [HL]
Medway Council [HL]
Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) [HL]
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments
Race Relations (Amendment) [HL]
Waiting for Royal Assent
Health Service Commissioners (Amendment)
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Jobseekers Allowance (Joint Claims: Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000
Energy Act 1976 (Reserve Powers) Order 2000
Draft Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000
Draft Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000
Draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 2000
Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) (No. 2) Scheme 2000
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
|European Union (Sub-Committee D)||10.30 am|
|European Union (Sub-Committee B)||10.30 am |
|Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee||10.30 am|
|European Union (Sub-Committee E)||4.15 pm|
|European Union (Sub-Committee F)||4.30 pm|
THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
|European Union (Sub-Committee A)||10.30 am|
TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
|Science and Technology (Sub-Committee II)||3.00 pm|
|(Aircraft Cabin Environment)|
|European Union (Select Committee)||4.15 pm|
|Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)||4.15 pm|
WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
|Science and Technology (Select Committee)||3.45 pm|
|in Portcullis House|
|Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England||4.10 pm|
THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
|Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)||10.30 am|
|(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)|
TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
|Administration and Works (Sub-Committee)||3.15 pm|
|in the Moses Room|
|Refreshment (Sub-Committee)||4.45 pm|
|in the Moses Room|