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Weekly Information Bulletin: 26th April 2008

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
28 April - 1 May 2008

Monday 28 April (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty's Government whether low level exposures to organophosphates and carbonates are a contributing factor in the ill health of some Gulf War veterans and sheep farmers. Lord Young of Norwood Green to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the cost of identity cards to individuals; and how the total cost of the identity card scheme will be split between the Government and the general public. Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the content and weighting of the Consumer Prices Index. Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the extent to which foreign funding of academic institutions in the United Kingdom may compromise the academic integrity of courses or influence the appointment of academic staff

Legislation - Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] (Third reading)

Legislation - Housing and Regeneration Bill (Second reading)


Tuesday 29 April (2.30pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to discourage the Port of London Authority from felling riverside trees between Putney and Kew. Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people have benefited from the Education Maintenance Allowance; and what steps they will take to increase its take-up. Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve facilities for disabled supporters at sports stadia

Legislation - European Union (Amendment) Bill (Committee stage, day 2)

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (Grand Committee, day 2, Moses Room, 3.30pm)

Delegated Legislation - Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008; Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2008 - motions to approve


Wednesday 30 April (3.00pm)

Oral Questions - Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the third United Nations Security Council Resolution on Iran has been effective in ensuring compliance in respect of its uranium enrichment programme. Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to ensure that bonuses are paid to directors of publicly owned companies only on the basis of merit. Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to achieve peace in Sri Lanka

Legislation - Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (Third reading)

Legislation - National Insurance Contributions Bill (Second reading)

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (Grand Committee, day 3, Moses Room, 3.45pm)

Question for short debate - on the risks of flooding from inland rivers in the United Kingdom and the role of the Environment Agency as the delegated body for managing it (L. Rotherwick)


Thursday 1 May (11.00am)

Oral Questions - Lord Soley to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans there are for bringing the work of the House of Lords to wider public attention. Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty's Government what further action they will take to ensure education and training courses are given priority within the prison service. Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering direct payments to meet combined health and social needs for terminally ill patients and their carers

Legislation - Alcohol Labelling Bill [HL] (Committee stage)

Debates - on the Millennium Development Goals and the action required to achieve them by 2015, and to move for papers (E. Sandwich); on the role of interfaith dialogue in strengthening society, and to move for papers

(L. Hameed)


Provisional Future Business of the House of Lords
5 - 9 May 2008

Monday 5 May

The house will not be sitting


Tuesday 6 May (2.30pm)

Oral questions - Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the adoption of a new law in France in March 2007 and recent guidance from the European Commission, they will reconsider banning advertising by offshore bookmakers soliciting new accounts from members of the public without establishing that they are aged 18 or older. Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek an international convention banning all cluster munitions at the next meeting of the Oslo process in Dublin in late May. Lord Hurd of Westwell to ask Her Majesty's Government how much expenditure they plan in Africa during the current financial year by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development respectively

Legislation - European Union (Amendment) Bill (Committee stage, day 3)

Legislation - Health and Social Care Bill (Grand Committee, day 4, Moses Room, 3.30pm)

Question for short debate - on the assessment of the value of the hospitality and tourist industry to the economy of London (B. Gardner of Parkes)


Wednesday 7 May (3.00pm)

Oral question - Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to homeowners seeking renewal of mortgages. Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Transport for London has adequate continuity of funding to complete the modernisation programme of the London Underground system. Lord Blaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what new policies they have towards Zimbabwe

Legislation - Child Maintenance Bill (Report stage)

Question for short debate - on the action to be taken to mitigate the constraints placed upon owners of listed places of entertainment (L. Lloyd-Webber)


Thursday 8 May (11.00am)

Oral questions - Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) Home Information Packs and (b) Home Condition Reports have been commissioned. Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to find a site, and apply for planning permission, for the first of the three planned Titan prisons, announced on 5 December 2007. Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in the near future to support the Bribery and Corruption Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Legislation - Sale of Student Loans Bill (Committee stage)

Debates - Labour debates; on the Science and Technology Committee Report on Allergy

(B. Finlay of Llandaff)

 
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