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 8TH NOVEMBER
At half-past two oclock
*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.
*The Earl AttleeTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the foreign policy objectives behind the further deployment of troops to Sierra Leone.
Criminal Justice and Court Services BillThird Reading [The Lord Bassam of Brighton]
Police (Northern Ireland) BillReport [The Lord Falconer of Thoroton]
THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
*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.
*The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what organisations or political parties have made representations in favour of the provisions of the Disqualifications Bill or have welcomed the Bill.
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will introduce pilot studies to assess the value of recently announced DR-70 blood test screening for cancer.
City of London (Ward Elections) BillThe Chairman of Committees to move, That this House do agree with the orders made by the Commons set out in their message of 2nd November.
Greenham and Crookham Commons BillThe Chairman of Committees to move, That this House do agree with the orders made by the Commons set out in their message of 6th November.
Transport BillThird Reading [The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston] [33rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
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.
Sexual Offences (Amendment) BillCommittee [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]
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.
Licensing (Young Persons) BillThird Reading [The Baroness Thornton]
Freedom of Information BillReport [The Lord Falconer of Thoroton]
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.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Freedom of Information Bill will be concluded this day]
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.
Warm Homes and Energy Conservation BillThird Reading [The Lord Newton of Braintree]
Countryside and Rights of Way BillFurther consideration on Report [The Lord Whitty] [24th, 26th, 27th, 31st, 32nd and 33rd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee]
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.
*The Lord BlackwellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will undertake that the Prime Minister will not agree any significant changes to the powers and decision processes of the European Union at the forthcoming European Council unless they have been debated and approved by both Houses of Parliament.
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 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.
*The Lord Ashley of StokeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, following recent developments in Scotland, they will reconsider their refusal to pay for nursing and personal care for elderly and disabled people in residential homes.
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.
*The Lord CarverTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to support the draft Resolution of the New Agenda Coalition to the First Committee on Disarmament at the 55th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
*The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government how far they have succeeded in meeting their 1997 target of halving the proportion (23 per cent in 1995) of the world population living in extreme poverty by 2015.
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.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the quality of teaching in further education colleges.
*The Baroness HooperTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their contingency plan to protect the international competitiveness of energy intensive United Kingdom companies, if the European Commission refuses the package of measures associated with the introduction of the Climate Change Levy.
MONDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord RentonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will ensure that their legislation next Session is less detailed and contains more statements of purpose and of principle, and that adequate time is provided for its thorough consideration by each House of Parliament.
*The Baroness PrasharTo ask Her Majestys Government what financial resources have been given to the National Health Service and primary care services in areas affected by the Governments dispersal system, in order to assess and meet the health needs of asylum seekers.
*The Lord BurnhamTo ask Her Majestys Government what security of tenure military museums have on Ministry of Defence property.
*The Lord MonsonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there are any grounds on which criticism of the European Union could be restricted without violating the right to free speech.
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.
*The Baroness WhitakerTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress there has been with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office enquiry into how Mr Rafiu Odetayo, a black British citizen, spent a month in prison in Germany after British consular officials refused to recognise his citizenship.
*The Baroness YoungTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have undertaken any assessment of the impact on ACP producers of rice, sugar, rum and bananas of the European Commissions Everything but Arms initiative which seeks to extend duty and quota free access to the European Union market to 48 Least Developed Countries.
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government what recompense they propose to offer to those in flooded areas who have lost homes or businesses in cases where warnings from the Environment Agency and other public bodies have not been heeded.
WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
*The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what importance the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food attaches to the recommendation in the Competition Commissions report on supermarkets, published in October, that a regulator should be appointed to oversee supermarkets dealings with suppliers.
*The Baroness Knight of CollingtreeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will postpone instructions to the National Health Service to incur expenditure on preparations for Britain joining the euro until such time as Britain decides to do so.
*The Lord WaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, after the adoption of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Court of Justice will take account of its provisions in interpreting and considering the scope of community law.
THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will conduct an open consultation on the Draft Detention Centre Rules before presenting them to Parliament.
*The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government why the central register of all persons who hold, or who have applied for, a firearm or shotgun certificate which was required to be set up under section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 has not been set up and by what date it will be set up.
*The Baroness RawlingsTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their aid policy for Sierra Leone.
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.
The Lord AhmedTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have plans to improve British schooling for ethnic minority children.
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]
The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo move, That this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Enlargement and EU External Frontier Controls (17th Report, HL Paper 110). [1st November]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled on 7th November, or unanswered after 21 days]
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 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 Baroness BlatchTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Millennium Domes New Millennium Experience Company has, at any time, traded while insolvent; and, if so, over which periods. (HL4159)
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government how many County Court summonses had been issued against the New Millennium Experience Company as at
(e) 30th September. (HL4174)
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the statement by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 5th October (HL Deb, col. 1684) that discussions are taking place to finalise how the other pre-condition will be achieved, but they are almost there, whether those discussions have now been completed; and whether, as a consequence, the pre-condition imposed by the Millennium Commission on the grant of £47 million on 4th September that that amount represented the last draw-down from the Millennium Commission is now in place. (HL4237)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government what professional advice was given to the Ministry of Defence concerning the sale of the Royal Army Medical Corps site at Millbank, London. (HL4269)
The Baroness Howells of St DavidsTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on grant aid to encourage the safe operation of fishing vessels. (HL4548)
The Lord ActonTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on the use of volunteer special members of the Reserve Forces (Sponsored Reserves). (HL4549)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government, in respect of the need of the armed forces for a strategic sea-lift capability, why roll-on, roll-off ferries are defined as non-warlike; and on whose authority such a classification is based. (HL4550)
The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government why the recently published agreement on international road transport between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Ukraine signed on 13th December 1995 entered into force only on 10th June; and whether this agreement is affected by the Common Strategy Agreement between the European Union and the Ukraine, signed in December 1999. (HL4551)
The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majestys Government which local authority secure units have been commissioned by the Youth Justice Board since 1st April; and how many beds are available in each. (HL4552)
The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majestys Government how many remands to custody have been made since 1st April in relation to males aged 15 to 16, broken down by age and ethnicity. (HL4553)
The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majestys Government what treatment programmes are available for convicted sex offenders aged under 18 in
(a) local authority secure accommodation; and
(b) young offender institutions. (HL4554)
The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to extend literacy and numeracy classes to children and young people in secure training centres and young offender institutions. (HL4555)
The Baroness DavidTo ask Her Majestys Government what educational provision is available to children and young people in secure training centres and young offender institutions who have statements of special educational needs. (HL4556)
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what advice they have received from the Spoliation Advisory Panel with regard to the progress the Panel has achieved. (HL4557)
The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress, if any, they are making with the introduction of a nationwide proof of age card designed to help curb under-age drinking and the illegal purchase of tobacco and alcohol. (HL4558)
The Lord Mason of BarnsleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any pilot schemes are planned to assess the effectiveness of a proof of age card designed to curb under-age drinking and smoking; and, if so, where. (HL4559)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government how many road accident casualties there were on the A3 Kingston by-pass between the junctions with the A308 and the A309 in the 12 months to 31st May in each of the following years: 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. (HL4560)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government how many vehicles have benefited from the exemption of historic vehicles from vehicle excise duty, and how much vehicle excise duty has been foregone, in each year since the introduction of the exemption. (HL4561)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government how many vehicles that were first registered in 1973, 1974 and 1975 are still registered and paying vehicle excise duty. (HL4562)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will publish in the Official Report a corrected reply to the question answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 23rd October (WA 30-32) showing the top rate of direct tax on personal incomes in the United Kingdom for each year from 1970-71 to 1999-2000. (HL4563)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in view of the accident record at the junction of the M25 and the A13 roads, they will expedite the provision of traffic lights at that junction; which other road junctions with the M25 do not have traffic lights; and in each such case by which date, if any, they expect to install traffic lights. (HL4564)
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what will be the total value of notes and coins denominated in euros in circulation throughout the European Union at the beginning of 2002. (HL4565)
The Lord RedesdaleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to reduce the time commitment expected from millennium volunteers. (HL4566)
The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is within the power of Parliament to reduce or zero rate VAT on repairs to church buildings without the consent of the European Union. (HL4567)
The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, when the decision was taken to close Merrywood School, Knowle West, Bristol, local authority consultation of local residents was undertaken by means of the internet and telephone polling; and, if so, whether such consultation can take sufficient account of the views of those in deprived areas who do not necessarily have access to such forms of communication. (HL4568)
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) [13th November]
Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) [HL]
Horserace Totalisator Board [HL]
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]
Countryside and Rights of Way [16th November]
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
Police (Northern Ireland) [8th November]
Freedom of Information [14th November]
Waiting for Third Reading
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL]
Licensing (Young Persons) [14th November]
Warm Homes and Energy Conservation [16th November]
Criminal Justice and Court Services [8th November]
Transport [9th November]
Fur Farming (Prohibition)
Colchester Borough Council [HL]
Sent to the Commons
Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) [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]
Children (Leaving Care) [HL]
Waiting for Royal Assent
Health Service Commissioners (Amendment)
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Jobseekers Allowance (Joint Claims: Consequential Amendments) Regulations 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
Draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video recording of interviews) Order 2000
Draft Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2000
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
|European Union (Sub-Committee D)||10.30 am|
|European Union (Sub-Committee B)||10.30 am |
|Science and Technology (Select Committee)||4.40 pm|
|in Portcullis House|
THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
|Science and Technology (Sub-Committee I)||10.30 am|
|(Complementary and Alternative Medicine)|
|European Union (Sub-Committee A)||10.30 am|
MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
|Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England||4.10 pm|
TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
|Administration and Works (Sub-Committee)||3.15 pm|
|in the Moses Room|
|Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)||4.15 pm|
|Refreshment (Sub-Committee)||4.45 pm|
WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
|European Union (Sub-Committee E)||4.15 pm|
|European Union (Sub-Committee F)||4.30 pm|
TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
|European Union (Select Committee)||4.15 pm|
WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
|Delegated Powers and Deregulation||10.30 am|