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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th January 2002


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Monday 14 January (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What steps are being taken to put the air transport industry on a more sustainable footing, less damaging to the environment (L. Beaumont of Whitley); When it is intended to publish the rules for the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (L. Jenkin of Roding); What are the main priorities of the United Kingdom's Space-Science and Technology programmes, following the European Space Agency Ministerial Meeting in Edinburgh in November (L. Hunt of Chesterton); Whether in future all departmental and other governmental reports will be required to carry indexes and full contents pages and to be printed more economically (L. Phillips of Sudbury).

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - (second reading) and amendment to motion.

Unstarrred Question - Whether consideration has been given to the impact of the proposed residential care standards for younger adults on the national drugs strategy and crime reduction agenda (L. Taverne).

Tuesday 15 January (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What steps have been taken to encourage farmland not required for food production to be cultivated to produce environmentally friendly road transport fuels; and when will road fuel duty between bio-diesel, bio-ethanol and liquid petroleum gas be equalised (L. Palmer); Whether, following their decommissioning in Nepal, Gurkhas may take up employment in the United Kingdom. (B. Sharples); Whether, 21 days before the Second Reading of a bill, Ministers could make available the substance of the reasoning on which they base their statement that the bill is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (L. Campbell of Alloway); What responses have been received to the statutory guidance to councils regarding the charges for home care published in November 2001 (L. Ashley of Stoke).

Legislation - Homelessness Bill - (report stage).

Debate - Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Human Genetic Databases: challenges and opportunities - (L. Oxburgh).

Wednesday 16 January (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether further steps will be taken to increase security for passengers and crews of British civilian aircraft (L. Janner of Braunstone); What are the latest estimates of Treasury expenditure in the financial year 2001-02 on assessing the economic tests on the advantages and disadvantages of joining the euro (L. Boardman); What practical steps are being taken to re-establish the market for British beef in France following the recent judgment of the European Court of Justice (E. Peel).

Debates - The problem of overstretch and equipment failure in the British Army (E. Onslow); The case for improving the teaching of foreign languages in schools (L. Williams of Elvel).

Legislation - Parliament Act (Amendment) Bill [HL] - (second reading).

Thursday 17 January(3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What is the response to the situation in Sudan (B. Cox); Whether it is considered that motorists should be subject to random police speed checks (L. Berkeley); What is the response to the increased deaths and £500 million costs highlighted in the Audit Commission's report A Spoonful of Sugar (B. Noakes).

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (report stage - first day).


Friday 18 January (11.00am)

Legislation - Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] - (committee stage - third day).


Monday 21 January

Legislation - Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill - (committee stage); Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill - (second reading); Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill - (committee stage).

Tuesday 22 January

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (report stage - second day).

Unstarred Question - What is being done to promote Northern Ireland's welfare within the European Union, now that the Republic of Ireland has adopted euro coins and notes (L. Harrison).

Wednesday 23 January

Legislation - Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill - (second reading).


Thursday 24 January

Legislation - Homelessness Bill - (third reading); State Pension Credit Bill [HL] - (committee stage - first day).

Unstarred Question - What precautions are proposed to guard against increasing the prevalence of antibiotic resistant organisms in the proposed nurse prescribing regulations announced on 4th May.

Friday 25 January

Legislation - Civil Partnerships Bill [HL] - (second reading).


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