Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th January 2002
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
28 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY
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Monday 28 January (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What progress is being made with plans to manage traffic congestion in the major towns and cities of the United Kingdom (B. Scott of Needham Market); Why has a grant of £12 million been made to a Greek flagged ferry company operating between Scotland and Belgium (L. Burnham); Whether American abrogation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty implies a change in British policy towards United States use of intelligence and early warning facilities under United Kingdom sovereignty, and towards their future development (L. Wallace of Saltaire); What action is to be taken in response to the King's Fund's Report Old Habits Die Hard: Tackling Age Discrimination in Health and Social Care (L. Clement-Jones).
Legislation - Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill - third reading); European Communities (Amendment) Bill - (third reading).
Debate - Motion to resolve that the Lord Tomlinson and the Lord Maclennan of Rogart to be appointed to the alternate National Parliamentary Representatives to the Convention on the Future of Europe.
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 (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - When improvements in reliability and punctuality on the railways is expected (L. Bradshaw); Whether the conclusions of the review of the decontamination of surgical instruments in the National Health Service will now be published, as promised by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Baroness Knight of Collingtree); Whether the comments of the Lord Chancellor in the debate on House of Lords reform on 9th January about the interim nature of the Government's proposals on composition are consistent with the White Paper's title The House of Lords: Completing the Reform (L. Campbell-Savours); What steps are being taken to ensure that the International Committee of the Red Cross or British consular officials have access to all British citizens and others entitled to British protection who have been arrested in Afghanistan, whether they are held in that country or transferred elsewhere (L. Hylton).
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 (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What steps have been taken to alert the United States administration to the impact that their proposed trade action on steel products could have on the United Kingdom steel industry (L. Brookman);
Whether the Silverstone village bypass on the A43 is expected to be finished in time for the British Grand Prix weekend of 5th to 7th July 2002 (L. Astor of Hever); Whether the government of Botswana will be persuaded to continue the water supply to the remaining Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and generally to encourage those Bushmen who wish to go on living there to do so (L. Pearson of Rannoch).
Debates - Proactive and sustainable government policy on food production, food standards and nutrition (L. Clement-Jones); Concerted international action, particularly among European Union member states, to promote democracy and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa (L. Wallace of Saltaire).
Legislation - Religious Offences Bill [HL] - (second reading).
Thursday 31 January (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - Whether it is proposed to amend the Trees Act 1970 in the light of the House of Lords decision in the case of Delaware Mansions Ltd and others v The City of Westminster and, if so, whether they will include hedges in any proposed new legislation (B. Gardner of Parkes); Whether the decision that the Department for the Environment, Food and Regional Affairs should submit only written answers to Northumberland County Council's inquiry into the foot-and-mouth outbreak was in the public interest (B. Byford); When it is planned to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)(B. Thomas of Walliswood).
Legislation - NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (second reading).
Delegated Legislation - Draft Postal Servies Act 200 (Modification of Section &) Order 2002; Draft Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 - Motions for approval; Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001 - Motion to Annul.
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
PROVISIONAL FUTURE BUSINESS
Monday 4 February
Legislation - Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill - (report stage); Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill - (committee stage).
Tuesday 5 February
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (second reading).
Unstarred Question - What action is proposed to reduce wastage rates among students in Initial Teacher Training and newly qualified teachers (B. Walmsley).
Wednesday 6 February
Debates - LABOUR DEBATES; Situations of surviving ex-servicemen who were severely wounded, or suffered serious injuries to health, as a result of enemy action in the Second World War (L. Campbell of Croy).
Thursday 7 February
Legislation - Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill - (committee stage).
Delegated Legislation - AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS.