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Weekly Information Bulletin: 17th February 2001


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Monday 19 February (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether a screening programme for prostate cancer for men aged 50 and above will be initiated (B. Howells of St Davids); What is the reaction to the report of the Parliamentary Ombudsman on Access to Official Information for April-December 2000 (L. Goodhart); What representations, if any, they have made in response to the United States government's statement that they propose to go ahead with sea and space-based National Missile Defence systems; and whether consultations on the issue among the NATO allies have now been scheduled (B. Williams of Crosby); Why the available agrimoney has not been claimed in full in the United Kingdom (L. Kimball).

Legislation - Regulatory Reform Bill [HL] (third reading); Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill (second reading).

Delegated Legislation - Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Fund Payments) Order 2001; Company and Business Names (Amendment) Regulations 2001 - Motions for Approval.

Tuesday 20 February (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What plans there are to counter chronic skills shortages in a number of sectors of the economy (B. Sharp of Guildford); Whether it is intended to raise at the forthcoming meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Commission the question of the treatment of minorities in Saudi Arabia (L. Ahmed); What steps are intended to be taken to remove illegal economic migrants (L. Rotherwick); Whether the new Quality Assurance Agency rules will improve the quality of academic life in Britain's universities (B. Perry of Southwark).

Legislation - Special Educational Needs and Disability [HL] (report stage); Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (Grand Committee 1st Day - Moses Room).

Unstarred Question - How it is proposed to deal with the penal situation described by the Director General of the Prison Service at its annual conference (E. Longford).

Wednesday 21 February (11.00am)

Oral Questions - How many hospitals in the London area are expected to have equipment operational over the Easter holiday period capable of diagnosing whether an individual has a deep vein thrombosis (L. Higgins); How it is intended to respond to the recent announcement from Sierra Leone's justice minister, Solomon Berewa, that presidential elections have been postponed because parts of the country are not accessible due to the war (L. Burnham); Why the procedures for self-assessment of income tax liability were changed for 1999-2000, and whether there are any proposals to simplify the process for 2000-2001 (L. Dubs).

Legislation - Psychotherapy Bill (committee stage).

Debates - Shortage of qualified teachers, and the impact of inspections and bureaucracy in schools (B. Walmsley); The case for a Royal Commission on the misuse of drugs in the light of the Police Foundation Report: "Drugs and the Law" (the Runciman Report)(L. McNally).



Monday 26 February

Legislation - Capital Allowances Bill (second reading); Health and Social Care Bill (second reading).

Tuesday 27 February

Legislation - Social Security Fraud Bill [HL] (report stage); Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (Grand Committee 2nd day - Moses Room).

Unstarred Question - Policies towards promoting general aviation (L. Rotherwick).

Wednesday 28 February

Legislation - Parliament Acts (Amendment) Bill [HL] (committee stage).

Debates - Developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (B. Hooper); A new future for communications White Paper (Cm 5010) (L. Gordon of Strathblane).

Thursday 1 March

Legislation - Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [HL] (third reading); Private Security Industry Bill [HL] (report stage); Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (Grand Committee 3rd day - Moses Room).

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