Weekly Information Bulletin: 10th March 2001
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
12 MARCH - 16 MARCH
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Monday 12 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether the National Health Service Trusts have adequate resources in the current year to meet their targets and other obligations and still to break even (L. Clement-Jones); Latest figures for the take-up of MIG (Minimum Income Guarantee) by eligible pensioners following the Government's take-up campaign, plans for the future of the campaign, and the cost of MIG to date (B. Castle of Blackburn); Action being taken to assist the government of Sri Lanka to bring an end to terrorist activity in that country (L. Eden of Winton); Whether it is intended to introduce legislation on religious discrimination (L. Ahmed).
Legislation - Hunting Bill (second reading).
Tuesday 13 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - When the draft Protocol between the Government and the National Assembly for Wales relating to is to be finalised (L. Roberts of Conwy); Whether large amounts of Scotch whisky have been taken from bond, without payment of tax, and fraudulently delivered to the home market instead of being exported (L. Campbell of Croy); Current policy towards Zimbabwe (L. Blaker); Comparison of the total cost to public funds of the Government's special advisers in the last financial year, and in 1991-92 (L. Renton of Mount Harry).
Debate - Current situation in the countryside, in particular in relation to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (B. Hayman).
Unstarred Question - Reasons for deciding not to renew the appointments of three members of the Board of Visitors at Haslar Prison in the Triennial Review on 31st December 2000 (L. Avebury).
Wednesday 14 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Why the Royal Armouries, acting on the authority of the Receiver of Wrecks, forcibly removed an historic cannon of 16th century Spanish ordnance from the premises of Suffolk Underwater Studies at Orford on 12th February before any agreement had been reached regarding the custody of the cannon (L. Bridges); What measures are being taken to assist people to give up smoking (B. Gale); When the public service role of the Post Office was last discussed with the senior management of the Post Office and what was the outcome of any such discussion (L. Judd).
Debate - The rise in personal and business taxation under this Government, and the warnings of the International Monetary Fund on the dangers of the planned record levels of public spending (L. Strathclyde).
Delegated Legislation - (The following 2 items will be debated together) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2001; Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations; Social Security (Inherited SERPS) Regulations 2001; (The following 2 items will be debated together) Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2001; Pension Appeals Tribunals (Late Appeals) Regulations 2001; (The following 3 items will be debated together) Criminal Defence Service (Choice in Very High Cost Cases) Regulations 2001; Criminal Defence Service (Representation Order Appeals) Regulations 2001; Code of Conduct for Employees of the Legal Services Commission who provide services as part of the Criminal Defence Service; School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Amendment of Schedule 18) (England) Order 2001; Tax Credits Up-Rating Order 2001 - Motions for Approval.
Thursday 15 March (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - How International Labour Organisation core labour standards in developing countries are being supported (B. Whitaker); Whether the progress made in the state of Illinois in reducing the incidence of teenage pregnancies, including Project Reality will be studied (L. Hylton); Whether the Government will refrain from taking part in further aerial bombardment of Iraq unless authorised by the United Nations (L. Jenkins of Putney).
Legislation - Private Security Industry Bill [HL] (third reading); Health and Social Care Bill (committee stage - 1st day); Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL](Grand Committee 4th Day - Moses Room).
Unstarred Question - What action is being proposed to alleviate student poverty and to address the anomalies arising between support systems in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England (B. Walmsley).
Friday 16 March (11.00am)
Delegated Legislation - (The following 3 items will be debated together) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) Order 2001; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) Order 2001; (The following 3 items will be debated together) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2001; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Professions) (Non-Exempt Activities) Order 2001; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Designated Professional Bodies) Order 2001; Open-Ended Investment Companies Regulations 2001; (The following 2 items will be debated together) Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations 2001; Limited Liability Partnerships (Fees) Regulations 2001; (The following 2 items will be debated together) National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2001; Part-Time Workers (Prevention of less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2001; Offshore Installations (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Regulations 2001; European Parliamentary Elections (Franchise of Relevant Citizens of the Union) Regulations 2001; Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2001; Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 2001; Alterations to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001 - Motions for Approval.
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
PROVISIONAL FUTURE BUSINESS
Monday 19 March
Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (committee stage - 2nd day).
Unstarred Question - Views about the European Union Initiative 'Everything but Arms' (B. Young).
Tuesday 20 March
Legislation - International Criminal Court Bill [HL] (third reading); Vehicles Crime Bill (report stage).
Wednesday 21 March
Debate - Devolution to the English Regions (Bp. Durham); Reducing the burden of bureaucracy on universities (L. Norton of Louth).
Legislation - House of Lords Financial Powers Bill [HL] (second reading).
Thursday 22 March
Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (committee stage 3rd day); Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL] (Grand Committee 5th day - Moses room).
Unstarred Question - Measures taken to relieve the plight of East Anglian pig producers in the light of the recent outbreak of classical swine fever (V. Cranborne).