Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th March 2002
FORTHCOMING BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS
11 MARCH - 15 MARCH
Enquiries about Lords business may be put to the Lords Information Office 020 - 7219 3107
Monday 11 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What steps have been taken following the theft of some £41/2 million at Heathrow airport on 11th February (L. Clinton-Davis);
What is the appraisal of the situation in Zimbabwe (L. Moynihan);
When the undertaking given by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 24th October 2000 that the millennium exhibition of Ronald Rae statues in The Regent's Park would be removed by March 2001 will be implemented (L. St John of Fawsley); Whether the size, composition and designated mission of the International Stability Assistance Force in Afghanistan are adequate (L. Redesdale).
Legislation - Education Bill - (second reading).
Delegated Legislation - Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002; Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval.
Unstarred Question - Whether the Chairman and Governors of the BBC are fulfilling their duty to produce political programmes which are impartial, wide-ranging and fair - (L. Pearson of Rannoch).
Tuesday 12 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - What steps are being taken to promote the entry of a reunited Cyprus to the European Union (L. Wallace of Saltaire); What steps are intended to be taken to reduce the number of marine mammals illegally killed in nets and trawls in British waters (L. Montagu of Beaulieu); What representations have been made to the government of Israel to cease attacks on the property of the Palestinian authority which is essential to its obligation to maintain law and order in its territory (B. Williams of Crosby); Whether an undertaking from the government of Spain has been sought that, in the event of the people of Gibraltar rejecting in a referendum any joint proposals put forward by Britain and Spain, Spain will respect that decision of the people of Gibraltar, and will treat Gibraltarians as they are entitled to be treated and not interfere with their rights of free movement (L. Waddington).
Legislation - Police Reform Bill [HL] - (committee stage - 4th day).
Unstarred Question - What new help is being considered for people with haemophilia who were infected with hepatitis C by contaminated National Health Service blood products and for the dependants of those who have since died (L. Morris of Manchester).
Wednesday 13 March (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether the switchover from analogue to digital television can be achieved within the proposed timetable (L. Razzall);
In what circumstances the capital invested in the London Underground under the Public Private Partnership scheme would count as public expenditure (L. Ezra); What impact anti-smoking initiatives are having on the numbers of people giving up smoking and taking up smoking (B. Massey of Darwen).
Debates - Raising public awareness of the work of Parliament (L. Norton of Louth); Trafficking in human beings, especially children (L. Alton of Liverpool).
Legislation - Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill [HL] - (second reading); Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (1st day) - Committee Room 4.
Thursday 14 March (3.00pm)
Oral Questions - What steps are being taken to implement the Matthews judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in order to give the people of Gibraltar their right to vote in the next elections to the European Parliament (B. Hooper); What plans there are to improve the provision of education in H M Prisons (L. Quirk); Whether provisional P-plates for newly qualified drivers will be introduced and that drivers from the age of 70 should produce evidence of a recent satisfactory eye test when applying for the renewal of a driving licence will be considered (B. Gardner of Parkes).
Legislation - National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (committee stage - 1st day); Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (2nd day) - Committee Room 4.
Delegated Legislation - National Assembly of Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2002; Asylum Support (Repeal) Order 2002; Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval.
Friday 15 March (11.00 am)
Legislation - Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] - (third reading).
PROVISIONAL FUTURE BUSINESS
Monday 18 March
Legislation - National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (committee stage - 2nd day); Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (3rd day) - Committee Room 4.
Unstarred Question - Whether there is satisfaction with the activities of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (L. Laird).
Tuesday 19 March
Debate - Hunting with dogs (L. Whitty).
Wednesday 20 March
Debates - LABOUR DEBATES
Legislation - Employment Bill - Grand Committee - (4th day) - Committee Room 4.
Unstarred Question - Whether recent social and cultural achievements and developments in Liverpool will be reviewed (B. Hooper).
Thursday 21 March
Legislation - National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (committee stage - 3rd day); Employment Bill - Grand Committee (5th day) - Committee Room 4.
Delegated Legislation - Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2002; Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2002 - Motions for approval.