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Weekly Information Bulletin: 29th March 2008

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
31 March - 4 April 2008

Monday 31 March (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government when, on current rates of growth, they expect the prison population in England and Wales to exceed 85,000. Lord Steinberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the performance of the British manufacturing industry, domestically and internationally. Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the prospects for a meaningful dialogue between the government and the opposition in Burma over constitutional reform; and what they are doing to increase humanitarian aid to that country. Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to help eliminate tuberculosis as a global public health problem by 2050

Legislation - Climate Change Bill [HL] (Third reading)

Legislation - Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill (Report stage)

Legislation - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] (Report stage, day 2)

Motion - to approve the House Committee report on senior management restructuring


Tuesday 1 April (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government why NHS patients lose their treatment rights if they supplement their treatment with a special drug at their own expense, when such restrictions do not apply to NHS dentistry, hearing aids, glasses and medical equipment aids. Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current economic cycle and projections for Government borrowing. Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to create and administer effectively a comprehensive asset register of all physical assets and intellectual property intended to be used in the 2012 Olympic Games

Legislation - European Union (Amendment) Bill (Second reading)


Wednesday 2 April (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Williams of Elvel to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take to address retaliatory eviction in the private rented sector for housing. Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter the difficulties facing the British pig industry following the steep rise in the costs of feedstock. Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Governor of the Bank of England regarding the global credit crunch

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


Thursday 3 April (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that there is no postal fraud in the forthcoming local elections. Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in introducing neighbourhood policing teams into every community in England and Wales. Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the use of health navigators to tackle health inequality, as proposed in the Turning Point report A Personal Approach to Public Services

Legislation - Employment Bill [HL](Grand Committee, day 4, Moses Room, 12pm)

Motion - to approve the Procedure Committee report on Law Commission Bills

Debates - on the trend in the incidence of HIV/AIDS, and to move for papers (L. May of Oxford); on the environmental importance of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and to move for papers (L. Renton of Mount Harry); on the Regulators Committee Report on UK Economic Regulators (L. McIntosh of Haringey)


Provisional Future Business of the House of Lords
21 - 25 April 2008

Monday 21 April (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will next discuss future reform of the European Union budget with regard to Common Agricultural Policy restructuring in the Council of Ministers. Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to increase the number of apprenticeships in the private sector to 400,000 per year by 2020, as recommended in the Leitch Review of Skills. Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address genetic problems arising from marriages between first cousins. Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to Transport for London on plans to change the road traffic arrangements for Parliament Square

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Report stage, day 3)

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (Grand Committee, day 1, Moses Room, 3.30pm)


Tuesday 22 April (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the European Commission's proposal for cross-border enforcement of traffic offences of European Union-registered cars, what action they propose to deal with cars registered in other countries. Lord Joffe to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure a fair result for policy-holders in the current negotiations over the re-attribution of the inherited estates of with-profits funds. Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the impact of the Climate Change Bill on the provisions affecting the building of power stations in the Planning Bill and the Energy Bill

Legislation - European Union (Amendment) Bill (Committee stage, day 1)


Wednesday 23 April (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to limit the United Kingdom's dependence on imported gas. Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government when the current term of the existing House of Lords Appointments Commission is due to expire; and what proposals they have for the status and terms of reference of a House of Lords Appointments Commission thereafter.

Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions are taking place towards the goal of a nuclear-free Middle East.

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Report Stage, day 4)


Thursday 24 April (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce whether the proposals in the consultation paper Transforming Tribunals will be adjusted in any way to retain the Pensions Appeal Tribunal as a discrete specialised jurisdiction for determining war pension appeals. Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for securing the future of Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government how they measure the effectiveness of their international aid

Legislation - House of Lords (Members' Taxation Status) Bill [HL] (Committee stage)

Debates - Conservative debates


Friday 25 April (10.00am)

Legislation - Safety Deposit Current Accounts Bill [HL] (Second reading)

Debate - on the impact of economic inequality on the family, and to move for papers (Abp. Canterbury)

 
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