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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th January 2008

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
28 - 31 February 2008

Monday 28 January (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Wedderburn of Charlton to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to companies in the private sector on pay increases. Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the judgment given by Mr Justice Weir in the case of The Queen v Sean Hoey. Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the proposed cuts in primary healthcare in rural Northumberland. Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to support the policy in England to remove all mixed wards in hospitals except for emergency admissions

Legislation - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] (Third reading)

Legislation - European Communities (Finance) Bill (Second reading)

Legislation - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] (Grand Committee, day 3, Moses Room, 3.30pm)


Tuesday 29 January (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost to date to the Exchequer arising from Metronet going into administration in July 2007. Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to invite a larger number of observers from other states to observe the next United Kingdom parliamentary elections to demonstrate that the principle of reciprocity applies to international oversight of election procedures. Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the position on the removal of unexploded landmines and other ordnance still lying in the Falkland Islands following the 1982 conflict

Legislation - Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL] (Report stage)

Legislation - Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (Grand Committee, day 1, Moses Room, 3.30pm)

Delegated Legislation - Greater London Authority Elections (Election Addresses) (Amendment) Order 2008 - motion to approve


Wednesday 30 January (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their long-term policy for electricity generation. Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering limits on expenditure by political parties during general elections and on publicity and advertising between general elections. Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will respond to the recent reports about the levels of malnourishment of patients in NHS hospitals

Legislation - Local Transport Bill [HL] (Third reading)

Legislation - Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill (Second reading)

Legislation - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] (Grand Committee, day 4, Moses Room, 3.45pm)

Delegated Legislation - Payments into the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund etc. Order 2007 - motion to approve


Thursday 31 January (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards meeting the 78 recommendations made in 2002 by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding children's rights in the United Kingdom. Baroness Hanham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, with regard to the proposals by Southern Rail to withdraw the Gatwick airport service (Watford to Brighton), they have taken into account the three Route Utilisation Strategies which highlighted the dangers of adding extra passengers to the interchange at Clapham Junction. Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in preventing the transport of live horses for slaughter across national boundaries

Legislation - Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (Grand Committee, day 2, Moses Room, 2.00pm)

Debates - on the consultation paper on War Powers and Treaties (L. Guthrie of Craigiebank); on the case for setting up a Woman's Justice Board, and to move for papers (L. Ramsbotham)

Delegated Legislation - Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008; Companies Act 2006 (Amendment) (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008; Small Companies and Groups (Accounts and Directors' Report) Regulations 2008 - motions to approve


Provisional Future Business of the House of Lords
4 - 7 February 2008

Monday 4 February (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the concept of key workers still exists in planning for a possible influenza pandemic. Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their plan to manage post-graduate medical education. Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask the Chairman of Committees what arrangements have been made to accommodate Members and staff during the work on 1 and 2 Millbank

Legislation - European Communities (Finance) Bill (Third reading)

Legislation - Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] (Report stage)

Legislation - Employment Bill [HL] (Grand Committee, day 1, Moses Room, 3.30pm)

Delegated Legislation - Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2008; Representations of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 - motions to approve


Tuesday 5 February (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposals to try to avoid another Northern Rock-type crisis include the question who should be the lender of last resort. Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they are proposing to the law governing the holding of peaceful demonstrations in Parliament Square. Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the role of juries in rape trials

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Committee stage, day 1)

Legislation - Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill [HL](Grand Committee, day 3, Moses Room, 3.30pm)

Question for short debate - on the assessment of the arrangements for preserving Government archives and preparing official histories (L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank)


Wednesday 6 February (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendation of INQUEST in its submission on the Review of Restraint that an independent inquiry should be established to examine the wider issues concerning the treatment of children in the youth justice system. Lord Rotherwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact studies are carried out prior to licences being given for the release of grey squirrels into the wild. Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will respond to the Councillors Commission report Representing the Future

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Committee stage, day 2)

Legislation - Employment Bill [HL] (Grand Committee, day 2, Moses Room, 3.45pm)

Question for short debate - on the prospects for a resolution of the political, economic and human problems in Zimbabwe (L. Blaker)


Thursday 7 February (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they are providing to the countries in South-East Africa that are affected by the recent flooding. Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will release their strategic review of the Blue Badge Scheme. Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report produced by Woodnewton Associates in December 2007, Aviation and Climate Change: Public Opinion and the Scope for Action

Legislation - Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (Grand Committee, day 4, Moses Room, 2.00pm)

Debates - Labour debates

 
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