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Weekly Information Bulletin: 4th May 2002

7 MAY - 10 MAY

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Monday 6 May

Bank Holiday Monday - House not sitting.

Tuesday 7 May (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - When a report is next expected to be made to Parliament on the activities and progress of the current Convention on the Future of Europe; and at what intervals future reports will be made (L. Howell of Guildford); Why the Commonwealth Development Corporation has reduced its investments in sub-Saharan Africa and in the agriculture sector of developing countries (L. Astor of Hever); Whether the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has issued a directive advising national museums not to appoint Trustees over the age of 50 (L. Beaumont of Whitley); What steps are being taken by the European Union Council of Ministers to seek compensation for European Union-financed infrastructure destroyed by military action in the Palestinian territory (B. Williams of Crosby).

Legislation - Education Bill - (committee stage - 2nd day).

Unstarred Question - What is being done to improve industrial relations with Consignia - (L. Hoyle).

Wednesday 8 May (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What conditions for NATO membership are considered to be appropriate in assessing the acceptability of candidate states (L. Wallace of Saltaire); What progress has been made towards reducing the disruption to road users caused by road works and encouraging the co-ordination of roadworks; and whether such progress is considered to be satisfactory (L. Geddes); Whether the contiguous cull in the face of the foot-and-mouth outbreak was legal, was approved by the European Union and was tested in the courts; and whether veterinary resources to deal with the outbreak were the same as they were in 1997 (D. of Montrose).

Debates - The transformation in service quality that the Government is committed to delivering in health services through its ten year plan (B. Pitkeathley); The importance of sport in Britain both for the promotion of health and social inclusion (B. Billingham).

Legislation - Sex Discrimination (Amendment) (No.2) Bill [HL] - (committee stage).

Thursday 9 May (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - What plans there are to transfer more Government work from London and the South East to other parts of the United Kingdom with lower employment opportunities (L. Brooke of Alverthorpe); Which consolidation bills will be considered by the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills before 31st July this year (L. Renton); What plans there are to implement the conclusions of the Urban Green Spaces Taskforce report (B. Greengross).

Legislation - Education Bill - (committee stage - 3rd day).

Delegated Legislation - Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) (Amendment) Rules 2002; Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2002 - Motions to annul (expected to be debated together).

Friday 10 May (11.00am)

Legislation - Dignity at Work Bill - (committee stage); Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill - (second reading); Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill - (second reading).


Monday 13 May

Legislation - Proceeds of Crime Bill - (committee stage - 2nd day).

Delegated Legislation - Draft Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002 - Motion for approval; Building (Amendment) Regulations 2002 - Motion to annul.

Tuesday 14 May

Legislation - Education Bill - (committee stage - 4th day); Tax Credits Bill - Grand Committee - (1st day) - Committee Room 4.

Delegated Legislation - Draft Dentists Act 1984 (Dental Auxiliaries) Order 2002; Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 2002; The Draft Deregulation (Correction of Birth and Death Entries in Registers or Other Records) Order 2002; Draft Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2002; Draft Tax Credits (Decisions and Appeals) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval. (The final two motions are expected to be debated together).

Wednesday 15 May


Legislation - Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill - (second reading).

Delegated Legislation - TSE (England) Regulations 2002 - Motion to annul.

Thursday 16 May

Legislation - National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - (third reading) Tax Credits Bill - Grand Committee - (2nd day) - Committee Room 4.

Unstarred Question - What part is intended to be played in the Euro-Latin American Summit planned by the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, particularly in view of recent developments in Argentina and Mercosur (B. Hooper).

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