Weekly Information Bulletin: 29th June 2002
Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
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1 July - 4 July
Monday 1 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether the policy is to encourage an increase in the number of special constables (L. Campbell of Croy); In light of the information published by the Institute of Cancer Research on 27th May what action will be taken in respect of prostate cancer (L. Ezra); Whether the Criminal Records Bureau is meeting its targets for processing applications (L. Corbett of Castle Vale); What assurances can be given to the Kurdish people living in the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq that their security will be protected in the event of the outbreak of military offensives in the region (B. Cox).
Legislation - Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - report stage - (1st day).
Delegated Legislation - Draft Vehicular Access across Common and other Land (England) Regulations 2002 - motion for approval.
Tuesday 2 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether language teaching proposals are being reconsidered in light of the representations made by the Nuffield Steering Group and other bodies (Government consultation document 14-19: extending opportunities, raising standards)(L. Quirk); Whether it is planned to repeal the Act of Settlement 1701 (L. Faulkner of Worcester); What difficulties have arisen owing to the distinction between nursing care and personal care for the purpose of funding arrangements (B. Barker); Whether the need for the introduction of an identity card incorporating biometric details to assist in the prevention of acts of terrorism and the fight against other crime is recognised (L. Marlesford).
Legislation - National Insurance Contributions Bill (Money Bill) - second reading (and committee negatived); Enterprise Bill - second reading; Adoption and Children Bill - (grand committee - 3rd day) - Committee Room 4.
Unstarred Question - What effect the American Farm Bill will have on proposals for the reform of trade in agricultural products (L. Carter).
Wednesday 3 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether Her Majesty's Customs and Excise are under parliamentary control and operate in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights (E. Attlee); What size of income is believed to constitute a subsistence level for (a) a single person, (b) a couple and (c) a couple with two children (E. Russell); Whether there is satisfaction with the progress towards achieving the road safety targets in the ten-year plan (L. Bradshaw).
Legislation - Education Bill - third reading.
Unstarred Question - What proposals there are regarding the ownership of football league clubs (L. Clark of Windermere).
Thursday 4 July (2.30pm)
Oral Questions - Whether, given the loss to the Zimbabwean economy as a result of Mr Mugabe's policies, there is still belief that the policy for southern Africa is viable (E. of Caithness); What effect the Financial Reporting Standard 17 (FRS17) is expected to have on charities (L. Higgins); Whether the transfer of powers from Health Authorities to Primary Care Groups has been satisfactorily completed (L. Ashley of Stoke).
Legislation - European Parliamentary Elections Bill [HL] (Consolidation Bill) - third reading; Mobile Telephones (Reprogramming) Bill [HL] - report stage; Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - report stage - (2nd day); Adoption and Children Bill - (grand committee - 4th day) - Committee Room 4.
Motion to Appoint - Lords Members of the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform.
Debate - Approving the Government's assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2002-03, and the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 2002-03 for the purposes of Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 - (L. McIntosh of Haringey).
Provisional Future Business
Monday 8 July
Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage (1st day).
Unstarred Question - What action will be taken in response to the international development annual report - (B. Rawlings).
Tuesday 9 July
Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage - (2nd day).
Delegated Legislation - Draft Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002; Draft Specialised Agencies of the United Nations (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2002; Draft United Nations and International Court of Justice (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2002; Draft International Maritime Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2002; Draft Social Security (Electronic communications) (Child Benefit) Order 2002; Draft Social Security Amendment (Intercalating Students) Regulations 2002 - motions for approval.
Wednesday 10 July
Legislation - Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage - (3rd day).
Delegated Legislation - Draft Court of Appeal (Appeals from Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission) Rules 2002; Draft Court of Appeal (Appeals from the Pathogens Access Appeal Commission) Rules 2002; Draft Offshore Installations (Emergency Pollution Control) Regulations 2002; Draft Pathogens Access Appeal Commission (Procedure) Rules 2002; Draft Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (Schedule 4) (Amendment) Order 2002 - motions for approval.
Thursday 11 July
Legislation - Proceeds of Crime Bill - third reading; Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill - third reading; Mobile Telephones (Reprogramming) Bill [HL] - third reading; Employee Share Schemes Bill - second reading; Adoption and Children Bill - (grand committee - 5th day) - Committee Room 4.
Friday 12 July
Legislation - Finance Bill - (all stages); Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Bill - second reading.
Debate - The agenda for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in the light of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee What on Earth? The Threat to the Science Underpinning Conservation (3rd Report, HL Paper 118) - (B. Walmsley).