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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30th June 2001


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Monday 2 July (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What plans there are to ensure that the football matches of the World Cup finals are available to viewers on a free to air basis on terrestrial television (L. Gordon of Strathblane); What evaluation of past, and expected future, benefits of private sector involvement in the National Health Service is intended (L. Clement-Jones); Whether further information will be provided about the security services group and why it is proposed that responsibility for that group should be moved from the Cabinet Office to the Ministry of Defence (L. Burnham); How it is proposed to take forward the National Health Service Action Plan on racial discrimination (B. Whitaker).

Delegated Legislation - Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords [HL Paper 68, 2000-01] - Motion to Resolve.

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

Unstarred Question - Whether it is intended to implement the changes in the structure of the Arts Council of England, and if so, what is the timetable (V. Falkland).

Tuesday 3 July (2.30pm)

Introductions - Lord Temple-Morris and Mr Bruce Grocott.

Oral Questions - In the Turkey Accession Partnership formally agreed between Turkey and the European Union, what commitment is required of Turkey to improve its human rights record and, in particular, its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities (L. Bishop of Rochester); By what means it is intended to restore profitability to British agriculture (L. Renton of Mount Harry); What action is being taken on the 15 recommendations of the King's Fund inquiry into care and support services for old and disabled people (L. Ashley of Stoke); What action is deemed necessary to reverse the contraction in output of the manufacturing sector of industry (L. Campbell of Croy).

Legislation - Land Registration Bill [HL] (second reading).

Wednesday 4 July (2.30pm)

Introductions - Rt Hon Sir John Morris QC and Rt Hon Sir Norman Fowler.

Oral Questions -Whether it will be undertaken not to proceed with any legislation requiring Ministers to make statements of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights unless and until the Joint Committee on Human rights has been appointed to scrutinise such statements for both Houses of Parliament (L. Lester of Herne Hill); When the future of the London Underground will be decided upon and whether an account of the discussions to date will be published (L. Peyton of Yeovil); When it is intended to introduce legislation to outlaw human cloning (L. Alton of Liverpool).

Debate - Improving the audibility and comprehensibility of the proceedings of the House to visitors to the public (L. Hodgson of Astley Abbotts); Means now available under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to improve the situation of severely disabled people (L. Campbell of Croy).

Unstarred Question - What benefits are expected to flow from the recent decision to combine private finance initiatives with sponsored reserves for the procurement of the new heavy equipment transporter for the Army (E. Attlee).

Thursday 5 July (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Why the European Union Directive on compulsory management-employee consultation has been agreed to (L. Waddington); When the public sector comparator for the purposes of their Public Private Partnership proposals for London Underground will be disclosed (B. Hamwee); What is the estimate for the current financial year of the loss of revenue from (a) tobacco duties and (b) duties on petrol and diesel arising from (i) smuggling and (ii) products brought in legitimately from other European Union countries (L. Dubs).

Delegated Legislation - SSRB recommendations on Peers' Expenses - Motion to Approve.

Legislation - Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill[HL] (second reading).


Monday 9 July

Introductions - Lord Bhatia and Lord Moser.

Legislation - Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill[HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Question - Whether the recommendations of the Carnegie Trust report "Taking the Initiative will be implemented: promoting young people's involvement in public decision making in the UK" to encourage more active citizenship (B. Massey); What action is intended to be taken in response to the decline in the number of women Members of Parliament in the current Parliament (B. Thomas of Walliswood).

Tuesday 10 July

Introductions - Lord Ouseley and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff.

Legislation - British Overseas Territories Bill[HL] (second reading).

Unstarred Question - What plans there are to promote the welfare of retired greyhounds (L. Lipsey).

Wednesday 11 July

Introductions - Lady Howe of Aberavon and Rt Hon Tom Pendry.

Debate - State of Her Majesty's prisons (L. Hurd of Westwell).

Unstarred Question - What proposals there are to ensure the comprehensive subtitling of television programmes (L. Ashley of Stoke).

Thursday 12 July

Debate - Report of the Select Committee on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (Session 2000-2001, HL Paper 34) (L. Peston).


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