House of Lords
Session 2001- 02
Publications on the internet
Weekly Information Bulletin
Weekly Information Bulletin: 19th January 2002


Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107

Monday 21 January (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether the adjudicators appointed under the Education Act 1998 are conducting their duties satisfactorily (L. Pilkington of Oxenford); What studies have been undertaken of the additional resources which British universities will need if the Government's target of getting 50 per cent of young people into higher education by 2010 is to be achieved; and what proportion of those additional resources are contemplated to be provided from public funds (L. Hannay of Chiswick); What representations have been made to the Flemish regional government to prevent the destruction of the Pilckem Ridge Commonwealth war graves site by the construction of a new section of the A19 road between Ypres and Furnes (L. Faulkner of Worcester); Whether there will be continuous support of the Arts Council's proposals for a single organisation for arts funding if the proposals do not meet the criteria for a new organisation(V. Falkland).

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

Delegated Legislation - Police Emblems and Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 - Motion for approval.

Tuesday 22 January (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - When will legislation be introduced to combat the increase in trafficking of women and children into the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation and domestic labour (E. of Sandwich); Providing additional assistance to the coal industry (L. Dormand of Easington); What action will be taken in response to the Rights of Way Condition Survey 2000 published by the Countryside Agency (L. Greaves); Whether the arrangements made with regard to the latest House of Lords Christmas cards were satisfactory (L. St John of Fawsley).

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 (2.30pm)

Introduction - The Lord Bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Oral Questions - In the context of the initiatives concerned with the family, how the word "family" is defined (L. Northbourne); What is now the policy on refugees seeking asylum in the United Kingdom who have arrived illegally in this country or are attempting to do so (L. Campbell of Croy); When will it be possible to access the site to allow public access to the 1901 census details (L. Avebury).

Debates - Simplifying the tax system (L. Howe of Aberavon); The remit of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (B. Knight of Collingtree).

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

Thursday 24 January(3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Whether it is considered that proposals by the Lord Birt and the Forward Strategy Unit will be of substantial assistance in solving Britain's transport problems (L. Renton of Mount Harry); What progress has been made by international bodies of which the United Kingdom is a member to ensure that the forthcoming Presidential elections in Zimbabwe are free and fair (L. Blaker); How the inter-relationship between treatment of diabetes and coronary heart disease is viewed (B. Cumberlege).

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 (L. Soulsby of Swaffham Prior).

Friday 25 January (11.00am)

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



Monday 28 January

Legislation - European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (third reading).

Unstarred Question - Whether the government of the Russian Federation will be urged to engage in further negotiation with the elected President of Chechnya to achieve a political rather than military solution to their ongoing conflict (L. Rea).

Tuesday 29 January

Legislation - State Pension Credit Bill [HL] - (committee stage - second day).

Delegated Legislation - Immigration and Asylum Appeals (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2001 - Motion to Annul.

Wednesday 30 January

Legislation - Religious Offences Bill [HL] - (second reading).


Thursday 31 January

Legislation - NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (second reading).


House of Lords home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Commons home page Contents Search Enquiries Ordering index

© Parliamentary copyright 2002
Prepared 19 January 2002