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Weekly Information Bulletin: 28th April 2001

30 APRIL - 3 MAY

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Monday 30 April (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - How the Department for International Development programmes are helping to alleviate child poverty in Central and Eastern Europe (B. Massey of Darwen); What is the response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons' Report on Young Offenders Institution Swinfen Hall, published on 3rd April (L. Quirk); Following the rejection by the United States government of the Kyoto Agreement on climate change, whether any proposals will be made to the World Trade Organisation that it should authorise sanctions against United States industries that benefit from not having to pay the Climate Change Levy (L. Berkeley); Whether support for marriage remains one of the Government's aims for family policy (B. Young).

Debate - Second Report from the Liaison Committee (L. Tordoff). (L. Chalfont); To move, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out all the words after "That" and insert "this House rejects the recommendation of the Liaison Committee and appoints a Select Committee of five members to consider the justification for the finding of those reviewing the conclusions of the RAF Board of Inquiry that both pilots of the Chinook helicopter ZD 576 which crashed on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994 were negligent".

Independent review of the conclusions of the board of inquiry into the crash of Chinook helicopter ZD 576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994 (L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank).

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Police Bill (committee stage - 1st day)

Delegated Legislation - Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2001; Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2001; Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001 - Motions for Approval.

Tuesday 1 May (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What is the estimated cost to the United Kingdom of osteoporotic fractures (B. Gardner of Parkes); What progress has been made in the payment of compensation to former miners suffering from chest diseases as a result of their employment in the mining industry (L. Islwyn); Whether the Turkish Government's national plan for European Union accession, published on 19th March is welcomed (L. Harrison); Whether the effects of economic and fiscal policies on the United Kingdom's manufacturing industry are satisfactory (L. Roberts of Conwy).

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Police Bill (committee stage - 2nd day).

Unstarred Question - Leeds railway station modernisation scheme. (L. Greaves)

Wednesday 2 May (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What is the objective of keeping United Kingdom troops in Sierra Leone, and when that objective will be achieved (L. Geddes); What is the distinction between the current training grant paid to Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students and a training salary (B. Sharp of Guildford); Whether there are any plans to amend the law so that decisions about fluoridation of water rest with the Government rather than local authorities or the water industry (L. Bishop of Durham).

Debate - Morale in the National Health Service (B. Noakes); Developments between the United Kingdom and the United States (L. Howell of Guildford).

Unstarred Question - Policy regarding the employment of persons other than police officers to escort abnormal loads on motorways (L. Hoyle).

Thursday 3 May (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - By what date it is expected to implement the Public Private Partnership for London Transport (L. Dixon-Smith); What is the result of the market testing carried out in relation to the sale of the Millennium Dome site (B. Noakes); How many prisoners have been released on the Home Detention Curfew Scheme since its introduction (L. Cope of Berkeley).

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (third reading).

Unstarred Question - When the provisions of the Family Law Act 1996 will be bought into force (L. Bishop of Oxford).


Monday 7 May

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 8 May

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Police Bill (committee stage - 3rd day).

Affirmative Instruments

Wednesday 9 May

Debates - Effects of Government policies on the United Kingdom's economic wellbeing, on employment, on social exclusion and on inequality (L. Brooke of Alverthorpe).

Thursday 10 May

Legislation - Culture and Recreation Bill (committee stage - 1st day).

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