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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th December 2000


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Monday 18 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What is the response to reports of escalating conflict in the Molucca Islands of Indonesia (B. Cox); What recent new help has been given to those who were infected with hepatitis "C" by contaminated National Health Service blood products and the dependants of those who have since died in consequence of their infection (L. Morris of Manchester); When the report of the Inspector appointed to inquire into the proposal for a fifth terminal at Heathrow Airport is expected to be received (L. Jenkins of Putney); Whether there is any contemplation of re-designation of hazardous waste products in order that they may be used as fuel (C. Mar).

Legislation - Private Security Industry Bill [HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Question - The recent developments in Sudan (B. Cox).

Tuesday 19 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether the recommendation of the Competition Commission is agreed with, in its report on supermarkets, that no action should be taken against pricing policies found to be against the public interest (L. Bowness); What is the response to the OFSTED report "Swimming in Key Stage 2" (L. Harrison); What responsibility the Government and the Financial Services Authority have for the ownership and future effectiveness of the London Stock Exchange (L. Phillips of Sudbury); Whether there have been any recent discussions with the CORUS Company concerning the future of the British Steel Industry (L. Islwyn).

Legislation - Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Question - Compensation payments to miners and miners' widows for bronchitis and emphysema (L. Lofthouse of Pontefract).

Wednesday 20 December (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What measures are being taken to improve the state of maternity services (B. Cumberlege); What progress has been made to ensure that investment in London Underground is facilitated speedily and in a manner that commands public confidence (L. Ezra); Whether the standard of infrastructure provided to passengers and airlines by the BAA plc at Heathrow is satisfactory (V. Waverley).

Debates - Report on the Environment published by English Heritage (L. Montagu of Beaulieu); Sections on political criteria in the Progress Reports from the European Commission of 8th November on the candidates for enlargement (L. Avebury); Government's assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2000-01, the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 2000-01, and the Pre-Budget Report 2000 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (L. McIntosh of Haringey).

Thursday 21 December (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Whether it will be arranged for a census to be taken of all the holes in the London area making clear the age of each hole (L. Peyton of Yeovil); Whether the latest assessment of poverty in the United Kingdom will be made public in the light of the study by the New Policy Institute published on 11th December by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (L. Campbell of Croy); When the current level of delays and cancellations on the rail network is expected to end (L. Berkeley).

Legislation - Criminal Defence Service (Advice and Assistance) Bill [HL](second reading); Regulatory Reform Bill [HL](second reading).

Delegated Legislation - Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000; Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste)(Amendment)(England and Wales) Regulations 2000; Mink Keeping (England) Order 2000; EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000; Deregulation (Sunday Dancing) Order 2000 - Motions for Approval.



Monday 15 January

Legislation - International Criminal Court Bill [HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Question - What further consideration is begin given to the needs of Gulf War veterans with still undiagnosed illnesses and of the dependants of those who have died (L. Morris of Manchester).

Tuesday 16 January

Legislation - Social Security Fraud Bill [HL] (second reading).

Wednesday 17 January

Debates - Balloted Debates.

Unstarred Question - Whether the refusal to pay for personal care for elderly and disabled people in residential homes will be reconsidered (L. Ashley of Stoke).

Thursday 18 January

Legislation - Culture and Recreation Bill [HL] (second reading).

Friday 19 January

Legislation - Psychotherapy Bill [HL] (second reading); Parliament Acts (Amendment) Bill [HL] (second reading).

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