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Weekly Information Bulletin: 20th July 2002

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
22 July - 25 July 2002

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

Monday 22 July (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Which European Union countries are net contributors to the budget of the European Community and which accession countries are expected to be net contributors (L. Dubs); Whether consideration will be given to introducing a nationwide incentive scheme in H M Prisons and young offender institutions to encourage inmates to improve their educational skills and employment prospects (L. Quirk); What success has been achieved in freezing the personal assets held abroad by Mr Mugabe and other leading members of his administration (L. Watson of Richmond); How many drivers were prosecuted or issued with a fixed penalty notice during the last year for which figures are available for - (a) not wearing a seat belt; (b) for using a mobile telephone whilst driving; and whether these figures strengthen the case for making the use of a mobile telephone whilst driving an absolute offence (L. Bradshaw).

Legislation - Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill - (third reading); Proceeds of Crime Bill - (Consideration of Commons Reasons); Police Reform Bill [HL] - (Consideration of Commons Amendments); Enterprise Bill - committee stage - (3rd day).

Delegated Legislation - Terrorism Act 2000 (Cessation of Effect of Section 76) Order 2002; Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Amendment Regulation 2002; Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2002 - Motions for approval.

Tuesday 23 July (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - What plans there are to facilitate local National Health Service communities that need to invest now in additional capacity to meet the access targets set out in the National Health Service Plan, ahead of the capital investment announced for the future (B. Lockwood); What is being done to increase awareness of the importance of science in the various Government departments (L. Hoyle); What is the extra cost to the National Health Service of treating patients abroad; and what will be the effect on the finances of National Health Service hospitals (B. Sharples); What measures are being taken to protect employees from the effects of passive smoking at work, and children from the effects of passive smoking at home and in public places (L. Faulkner of Worcester).

Legislation - Export Control Bill - (Consideration of Commons Reasons); Education Bill - (Consideration of Commons Reasons); Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill - committee stage - (6th day).

Unstarred Question - Whether, in recognising the contribution made by women during the Second World War, the proposal for a national memorial to the women of World War Two is supported (B. Boothroyd).

Wednesday 24 July (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Whether there is satisfaction with the scope of current legislation on discrimination against disabled people (L. Morris of Manchester); What plans there are to allow doctors to remain in National Health Service employment beyond the age of 65 (L. Brooke of Alverthorpe); Whether the Solicitor General is among Ministers required to consider with certain Chief Constables their periodic progress in dealing with street crime; if so, what are her duties in that regard; and by whom they have been imposed (L. Mayhew of Twysden).

Debate - Procedure Committee's Report on the Leader's Group Report on

Working Practices (5th Report, HL Paper 148) - (L. Tordoff).

The House may also consider any Commons Amendments or Reasons which are returned from the Commons this day.

Delegated Legislation - Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2002; National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2002; Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations 2002; Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002; Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval.


Thursday 25 July (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - How many places in secure psychiatric wards of hospitals are expected to be provided in the coming three years; and how this compares with the numbers of mentally-ill offenders in prisons (L. Hylton); What proportion of mortgages for housing taken out in the United Kingdom are on a variable rate basis; and what was the equivalent proportion three years ago (L. Lamont of Lerwick); Whether, in view of the fact that some police officers are awaiting the outcome of investigations after more than three years, there is satisfaction with the performance of the investigatory branch CIB3 in investigating alleged misdemeanours (L. Graham of Edmonton).

Debate - Motion to recommit the Adoption and Children Bill to a Committee of the Whole House in respect of clauses 4, 44, 46, 48 to 51 and 139(4) to (7) - (L. Campbell of Alloway)

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - committee stage - (1st day).

Unstarred Question - What is the policy on prison visitors' centres and their role in the resettlement of prisoners in society after release (B. Linklater of Butterstone).

Provisional Future Business

Monday 29 July

Legislation - Animal Health Bill - committee stage - (2nd day).

Delegated Legislation - Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determinations of Rates) Regulations 2002; Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002; Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002; Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002 - Motions for approval.

Tuesday 30 July

Legislation - Enterprise Bill - committee stage - (4th day).

SUMMER RECESS - The House returns Monday 7 October (2.30pm).

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