THURSDAY 16TH JULY
[Prayers will have been read]
*The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking with the European Union and other appropriate multilateral organisations to promote an internationally agreed strategy towards migration and towards respect for, and protection of, the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
*The Lord Dean of BeswickTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the present rate or number of owner-occupied houses being repossessed by building societies due to the lapse of mortgage repayments.
*The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect a decision to be taken on the proposal to develop Kensington Gardens as a memorial to the late Diana, Princess of Wales and whether there will be an opportunity for Parliamentary consideration before that decision.
*The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government, following publication of vehicle speed data that speed limits were exceeded
(a) by 54 per cent of cars on motorways and 70 per cent of cars on urban roads,
(b) by 91 per cent of articulated lorries on dual carriageways and 70 per cent of articulated lorries on single carriageways,
what action there are taking to enforce speed limits more effectively.
Northern Ireland (Sentences) BillReport [The Lord Dubs]
Scotland BillHouse to be again in Committee [The Lord Sewel] [24th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
Houses in Multiple Occupation (Charges for Registration Schemes) Regulations 1998The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22nd June be approved. [39th Report from the Joint Committee]
Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2nd July be approved. [40th Report from the Joint Committee]
Community Drivers Hours and Recording Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 1998The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22nd June be approved. [39th Report from the Joint Committee]
Deregulation (Exchangeable Driving Licences) Order 1998The Baroness Hayman to move, That the draft Order laid before the House on 25th March be approved. [26th Report from the Deregulation Committee]
[If the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill is brought from the Commons, it will be taken through all its stages this day]
FRIDAY 17TH JULY
[At eleven oclock]
Waste Minimisation BillSecond Reading [The Lord Hardy of Wath]
§Landmines BillSecond Reading [The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean]
Private Hire Vehicles (London) BillSecond Reading [The Baroness Gardner of Parkes]
MONDAY 20TH JULY
Tim Clement-Jones Esq., CBE
will be introduced as a Baron.
*The Lord Randall of St BudeauxTo ask the Chairman of Committees what are the main impediments to providing reasonable accommodation for peers in the Palace by October.
*The Lord HigginsTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the statement made by the Minister of State, Department of Social Security, in a broadcast regarding means-testing of social security benefit on Sunday 31st May represents Government policy.
*The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the planned expenditure in real terms per prisoner for 1998-99, compared with that in 1995-96.
*The Lord Jenkin of RodingTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the progress of the Global Environmental Facility; and what is their response to the criticism from developing countries that the Facility ignores the most crucial issues affecting the Third World.
Statute Law Repeals Bill [HL] Third Reading [The Lord Chancellor] (Consolidation)
Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill [HL] Third Reading [The Baroness Turner of Camden]
National Minimum Wage BillReport [The Lord Clinton-Davis]
The Lord Campbell of AllowayTo move to resolve, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty should exercise the Prerogative of Mercy to release Guardsmen Fisher and Wright from mandatory life imprisonment in exceptional circumstances as other available mechanisms would unduly delay their release.
TUESDAY 21ST JULY
*The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they see any early prospect of being able to have the security gates at the entrance to Downing Street removed.
*The Baroness Castle of BlackburnTo ask Her Majestys Government why the leaflet Dont leave your pension to chance, issued by the Department of Social Security in June, does not refer to the arrangements to make proof against inflation the pension received under SERPS, occupational pension schemes and personal pensions respectively.
*The Lord NewbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking, in conjunction with their European Union partners, to prevent a collapse of the Japanese currency and economy.
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in the light of recent developments in Nigeria, they will encourage European Union and Commonwealth countries to lift visa restrictions on Government personnel from Nigeria, with immediate effect, with a view to facilitating dialogue with the new administration.
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have an overall integrated arts strategy for the United Kingdom and, if so, what it is.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Scotland Bill will be continued this day]
WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY
will be introduced as a Baron.
*The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress is being made to broaden the membership of their scientific advisory committees.
*The Lord WaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government when the Report of the Advisory Group on Quarantine is due to be published, and how soon after receipt of the Report they plan to announce their decision.
*The Lord MethuenTo ask Her Majestys Government what benefits they expect to accrue from the centralisation of magistrates courts at four locations in Derbyshire, and how they expect defendants and witnesses to attend, given the paucity of public transport in parts of Derbyshire.
*The Lord CadmanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that, following their decision to allow the sale of former railway lands to proceed, the land requirements of the rail freight industry will be adequately provided for.
House of Lords OfficesThe Chairman of Committees to move, That the 6th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 130) be agreed to.
Crime and Disorder Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons amendments [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]
Police (Northern Ireland) BillThird Reading [The Lord Dubs]
THURSDAY 23RD JULY
*The Lord Hunt of Kings HeathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the performance of the Radio Authority in consenting to departures from the terms of independent radio licences.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have yet approved upgrading to motorway status, as part of the M6, of the stretch of trunk road now confined to two lanes each way from the Scottish Border to Junction 44 near Carlisle.
*The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government how many people since April 1992 have committed suicide in prisons managed by the commercial sector.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the Scotland Bill will be continued this day]
FRIDAY 24TH JULY
[At eleven oclock]
Pensions (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee [The Lord Morris of Manchester]
MONDAY 27TH JULY
*The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the progress made by companies in ensuring internationally agreed minimum labour standards for overseas workers.
*The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they propose to take to ensure that consumers in the United Kingdom do not have to pay as much as twenty per cent more for new cars than consumers in Belgium.
*The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will review, in consultation with the Association of Chief Police Officers, the use of CS spray by police forces.
*The Lord BlythTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to discourage spitting in public, particularly at sporting venues.
TUESDAY 28TH JULY
*The Lord CheshamTo ask Her Majestys Government why their treatment of English, Welsh and Northern Irish students at Scottish universities was not part of their election manifesto.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are content with the present level of communication between Ministers and leading scientists.
*The Lord RentonTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made since 31st December 1997 in reducing the number of bogus asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.
*The Lord Ashley of StokeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are proposing to modernise National Health Service hearing aids to close the technological gap between them and privately bought hearing aids.
WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY
*The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the comprehensive spending review will affect the number of overseas diplomatic posts.
*The Lord HoosonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements being made for the adequate translation of documents into the Welsh language in time for the first sitting of the Welsh Assembly in 1999.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the progress being made in the training of teachers wishing to become headteachers.
*The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider it to be in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 487 and 687 that the United States should transfer to Israel 25 strike aircraft capable of reaching Iran.
THURSDAY 30TH JULY
*The Lord BarnettTo ask Her Majestys Government what consideration they have given to improving the working hours and conditions of the House of Lords in line with proposals being put forward for the House of Commons by the Leader of that House.
*The Lord Hurd of WestwellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is any intention on their part to discuss the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, or relations between the Falkland Islands and Argentina, with President Menem when he visits the United Kingdom in the autumn.
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will introduce ECGD (Export Credits Guarantee Department) cover for Iran; and, if so, when.
MONDAY 3RD AUGUST
*The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to highlight the dangers of addiction to smoking, when the treatment of smoking-related disease costs the NHS between $1.4 billion and £1.7 billion per year.
*The Lord Willoughby de BrokeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the proposals for tax harmonisation contained in the European Commissions document A package to tackle harmful tax competition in the European Union.
*The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether President Clintons new Presidential Decision Directive on United States nuclear doctrine contains any proposals for action towards the elimination of nuclear weapons and interim proposals to seek agreement to take nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert; and, if not, whether they will table such proposals for the consideration of the United Nations Security Council.
*The Baroness Oppenheim-BarnesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the current practice of stockpiling new and second-hand cars at RAF Upper Heyford, to prevent a drop in prices, is in breach of restrictive practices legislation.
TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards vertical integration in the electricity industry.
*The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that Viagra should be issued through the NHS.
*The Lord QuirkTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the outcomes thus far of the Department of Trade and Industry campaign Languages for Export.
*The Lord McCarthyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to develop a long-term strategy for pay in the public sector.
NO DAY NAMED
The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo call attention to the opportunities for trade with and investment in Latin America; and to move for papers.
The Lord Ashley of StokeTo call attention to the need for full, enforceable civil rights for chronically sick and disabled people; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Perry of SouthwarkTo call attention to the importance of higher education policy for the social, economic and intellectual welfare of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
The Lord BarnettTo call attention to the prospects for the United Kingdom joining the EMU in the foreseeable future; and to move for papers.
The Lord Armstrong of IlminsterTo move, That a Select Committee be appointed to undertake an inquiry, and within three calendar months to make recommendations, as to how a procedure might be implemented whereby the House would nominate approximately one hundred peers by succession to be voting peers and whereby the remaining peers by succession would renounce their rights to vote but would retain their rights to speak in the House or Committees of the House.
The Lord MoynihanTo call attention to the current situation in Algeria; and to move for papers.
The Earl of NortheskTo call attention to political and economic developments in the South Atlantic; and to move for papers.
The Lord Stone of BlackheathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is a need throughout the United Kingdom for a comprehensive and cohesive policy relating to the commercial, business and financial sectors in towns, cities and other urban areas.
The Earl of CarlisleTo call attention to the number of people from ethnic minorities in senior positions in public life; and to move for papers.
The Lord SandbergTo ask Her Majestys Government what effect the financial crisis in the Far East is likely to have on the British economy.
The Lord HoosonTo call attention to plans to restructure the United Nations for the next century; and to move for papers.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will review the use of sanctions to support United Nations resolutions.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the Charter of the United Nations permits, and the international rule of law can survive, claims by individual member states to a right of unilateral interpretation of UN Security Council Resolutions, and a right to engage in military operations under such unilateral interpretations.
Succession to the CrownThe Lord Alderdice to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to allow that Her undoubted Prerogative and interest may not stand in the way of the consideration of Parliament during the present session of any measure to remove the bar on a person who is not, or who is married to a person who is not, a protestant to succeed to the Crown.
The Baroness Thomas of WalliswoodTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to continuing delays in the completion of the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take steps to replace measurements of gross domestic product and gross national product, both within the United Kingdom and in international bodies, with measurements that are being developed by the Office for National Statistics which are able to take into account economically significant unpaid and unrecorded work and the reduction through consumption or otherwise of irreplaceable natural resources.
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to promote family-friendly working practices to enable people to balance the responsibilities of family life with the demands of paid work.
The Earl of CarlisleTo call attention to the long-term future of Central and Eastern Europe, with particular reference to the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; and to move for papers.
The Earl of OnslowTo call attention to the science of genetically-modified organisms, and its implications for the breeding of plants and animals; and to move for papers.
The Viscount HanworthTo call attention to the need to encourage teachers in primary and secondary education, and to the role of OFSTED; and to move for papers.
The Lord Bishop of OxfordTo call attention to the commitment in the Labour Party manifesto to a fairer, faster and firmer asylum procedure; and to move for papers.
The Lord AcknerTo call attention to the case for effectively monitoring the operation of conditional fee agreements; and to move for papers.
The Lord DholakiaTo call attention to the need for a national strategy for dealing with paedophiles; and to move for papers.
The Baroness LudfordTo call attention to the need for firm action by the European Union and its international partners to secure peace and justice in Kosovo; and to move for papers.
The Lord BirdwoodTo call attention to changes in the duties of back-bench members of both Houses of Parliament in the last thirty years; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Linklater of ButterstoneTo call attention to the implications for rural communities of the closure of their local school; and to move for papers.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo call attention to the apparent increase in cruelty to animals; and to move for papers.
The Earl of KinnoullTo call attention to the need to retain a viable British fishing industry beyond 2002; and to move for papers.
The Earl of ClanwilliamTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the industrialisation of farming practices in the United Kingdom.
The Lord HyltonTo move to resolve, That this House deplores the attempted murder of Mr Akin Birdal, President of the Turkish Human Rights Association, on 12th May; the refusal by the Turkish Government to admit United Nations Rapporteurs on Human Rights, or representatives of the OSCE or ICRC; the imprisonment and exile of members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey; and the banning and dissolution in Turkey of numerous bona fide political parties.
The Lord Janner of BraunstoneTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ban or restrict smoking in restaurants, other eating places and other public places.
The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their long-term policy towards help lines in the field of health services.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are continuing a policy of cutting expenditure in real terms per prisoner, and of cutting the total expenditure in real terms on the probation service and on prisoner education.
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what further consideration they are giving to improving Service Pensions and War and War Widows Pensions; and when they expect to announce any improvements.
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their intentions for taxing pesticides, and what will be the implications of such a tax for farming and the countryside.
The Lord TopeTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to address the problem of bullying of pupils in secondary schools.
The Baroness MaddockTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take to improve the quality of the housing stock following the recent publication of the English House Condition Survey for 1996.
The Viscount ChelmsfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that the link between the United Kingdoms Balance of Payments and the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by the nations leaders and managers is sufficiently understood.
The Lord Cocks of HartcliffeTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their view of the economic and business opportunities presented by the information age, which was the subject of a Government paper published in April by the Central Office of Information.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to the case for using nuclear energy to meet the United Kingdoms Kyoto Conference obligations for the reduction of CO2 emissions; and to move for papers.
The Lord BorrieTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to modernise the regulation of the utility industries so as to provide a fair deal for consumers in general and vulnerable consumers in particular.
The Lord HayhoeTo call attention to the case for establishing an Independent Statutory Commission responsible for the conduct of referendums, their organisation and administration along the lines proposed by the Commission on the Conduct of Referendums chaired by Sir Patrick Nairne which reported in November 1996; and to move for papers.
The Duke of AbercornTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are considering a request to the European Union for additional funding to ensure that the Londonderry-Strabane-Ballygawley A5 road is upgraded to the required modern standard.
The Lord McNallyTo ask Her Majestys Government what discussions they have had with the Press Complaints Commission about the outcome of their respective inquiries into the events surrounding the publication of Cries Unheard concerning May Bell.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord KingslandTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Enhancing Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Third Pillar (6th Report, HL Paper 25). [12th September]
The Lord Slynn of HadleyTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Public Service (HL Paper 55). [19th January]
The Baroness Hilton of EggardonTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Sustainable Landfill (17th Report, HL Paper 83). [7th April]
The Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Resistance to Antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents (7th Report, HL Paper 81). [23rd April]
The Lord HoffmannTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Acquired Rights Revisited (22nd Report, HL Paper 98). [18th May]
The Lord BarnettTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on the European Central Bank (24th Report, HL Paper 112). [9th June]
The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Student Mobility in the European Union (27th Report, HL Paper 116). [3rd July]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled or amended on 14th July]
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what monies they make available for the funding of bids from researchers into the causes and treatment of cancers; what criteria inform their decisions about such funding; and whether the total sum available in 1997-98 will be increased over the next three years. (HL2800)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what proportion of National Lottery monies have been awarded for the funding of cancer research and in which specialties. (HL2801)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Jay of Paddington on 19th May (WA 162-4), whether they will explain the basis for the statement that in contrast to lung cancer and pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer may be life-threatening, but many are slow growing and death occurs through other causes; and whether this explains the fall in Government-funded research into prostate cancer from £141,000 in 1996-97 to only £47,000 in 1997-98. (HL2802)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government why their expenditure on Government-funded research into liver cancer was reduced from £29,000 in 1996-97 to nil in 1997-98. (HL2803)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what improvements they will be seeking over the next three years in research into the causes and the treatment of prostate cancer and liver cancer. (HL2804)
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government how many people with haemophilia have been infected with hepatitis C by contaminated NHS blood products. (HL2805)
The Lord Selkirk of DouglasTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will publish a table showing
(a) the numbers of pupils in Scotland who stayed on for an extra and final year at school for each of the last 10 years; and
(b) these numbers as a percentage of all pupils who had been at school the year before. (HL2806)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will list the organisations whose European Commission grants were suspended following the judgement of the European Court of Justice in case C-106/96 and the amounts involved in each case; why they did not take concurrent steps, as holders of the Presidency of the European Union, to secure agreement on measures to safeguard recipients against the effects of the ruling in the event of the action succeeding, instead of waiting until after the judgement; what action they have taken to restore this funding, in accordance with the assurances given by the Prime Minister to the European Parliament on 18th June; whether they have met the deadline of 17th July set by the meeting between the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament for solving the problems created by the Courts ruling; and whether they will seek to compensate the organisations concerned for the disruption of their activities caused by the interruption of legitimately expected funding. (HL2807)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what agreements have been made with the Turkish authorities since 1st May 1997 to provide training for either police or military personnel; and whether they will place copies of any such agreements in the Library of the House. (HL2808)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask the Leader of the House whether he has any plans to propose the appointment of a House of Lords Select Committee to examine the Annual Report of the British Board of Film Classification. (HL2809)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect the Annual Report of the British Board of Film Classification for 1997-98 to be published. (HL2810)
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer of 14th July by the Lord Williams of Mostyn, whether they will ask the Committee on Standards in Public Life, chaired by the Lord Neill of Bladen, to examine the propriety and ethics of paying Parliamentary candidates in advance of an election from whom an undertaking has been sought to vote in a pre-determined manner, such as those candidates funded by Emilys List and specifically on issues which have been regarded as matters of conscience. (HL2811)
The Baroness NicolTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of regulations for the welfare of animals in quarantine kennels. (HL2812)
The Lord CadmanTo ask Her Majestys Government by what statute Her Majestys Customs and Immigration are able to make charges for the provision of their services at ports and airports; on what basis such charges are made; and whether they are negotiable by the parties concerned. (HL2813)
The Lord CadmanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will provide figures listing the annual cost of providing Customs and Immigration facilities at the principal international seaports, airports and railway stations in the United Kingdom; and by how much these costs are reduced by charges levied on the operations of those installations. (HL2814)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will support the Committee for the Protection of Journalists in their request for the release from prison in Turkey, of Mr Ragip Duran, a journalist who has worked for the BBC World Service and Agence France Presse. (HL2815)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they and the European Union are taking to ensure that the new airport and hospital in and near Gaza, built with European Union aid, are enabled to start functioning. (HL2816)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in Kosovo in implementing the Moscow Agreement of 16th June and any subsequent agreements, with particular regard to
(a) the ending of repressive action against civilians;
(b) Serb-Kosovan political negotiations, including the subject of autonomy for Kosovo;
(c) the return of all refugees, including those internally displaced;
(d) free access for international humanitarian organisations and for aid supplies;
(e) renewed membership of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for Yugoslavia and access for an OSCE Peace Mission;
and, if little progress has been made, what action by international organisations (including NATO) is proposed; and when the next meeting of the Kosovo Contact Group will take place. (HL2817)
The Lord DholakiaTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in line with their manifesto commitment to greater protection of wildlife, they will introduce urgent legislation to improve the protection of key wildlife sites. (HL2818)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are content that Diocesan Chancellors should award costs against statutory Amenity Societies who bring to their attention the historic and architectural importance of churches and church furniture which church authorities are wishing to remove, alter or dispose of; and whether they consider that this practice accords with the Church of Englands arrangements for the protection of the buildings in their care. (HL2819)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government by whom a full Environmental Impact Assessment is being carried out regarding a possible Memorial Garden to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, in Kensington Gardens; and why this assessment is being carried out in advance of the result of the public consultation on the desirability or otherwise of such a garden being established in Kensington Gardens. (HL2820)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the implications of the possible Memorial Garden to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, for Hawksmoors Orangery, the formal garden to the south of Kensington Gardens, and the Sunken Garden of the including of this area in Area 3" of the map on the leaflet accompanying the questionnaire issued by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. (HL2821)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the questionnaire on the possible Memorial Garden to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, commissioned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has been sent to all residents round Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, or only to householders; if so, whether householders include the offshore landlords of property in these areas, who may never or only infrequently reside there; why the consultation should be thus limited; whether they will now consult all individuals on the electoral register in the relevant parts of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster; and, if not, why not. (HL2822)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the maximum increase in visitors to Kensington Gardens that is compatible with the first four principles listed in the questionnaire on the possible Memorial Garden to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, commissioned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. (HL2823)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on (HL Deb, col. 1090) suggesting that the imaginative changes were now intended for the north of Kensington Palace, rather than to the south of it, whether this is compatible with Government statements that no decision has yet been taken and with the process of public consultation. (HL2824)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Finance (No. 2) (Money Bill2nd July)
Prime Minister (Ecclesiastical Functions) [HL]
Private Hire Vehicles (London) [17th July]
Waste Minimisation [17th July]
Criminal Appeal (Amendment) [HL]
Landmines [17th July]
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
City of Westminster [HL] [23rd July]
Recommitted to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Regional Development Agencies
Scotland [16th July]
Pensions (Amendment) [HL] [24th July]
Waiting for Report
Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office) (Amendment) [HL]
National Minimum Wage [20th July]
European Parliamentary Elections
Northern Ireland (Sentences) [16th July]
Waiting for Third Reading
Police (Northern Ireland) [22nd July]
Government of Wales [15th July]
Sexual Orientation Discrimination [HL] [20th July]
Statute Law (Repeals) [HL] [20th July]
Sent to the Commons
Coordinated Universal Time [HL]
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment) [HL]
Geneva Conventions (Amendment) [HL]
British Nationality (St. Helena) [HL]
Human Rights [HL]
Local Government (Experimental Arrangements) [HL]
Business Improvement Districts [HL]
Electricity Generation [HL]
Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) [HL]
Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) [HL]
Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL]
Bodmin Moor Commons [HL]
Lloyds TSB [HL]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments
Crime and Disorder [HL] [22nd July]
Returned to the Commons amended
School Standards and Framework
Returned to the Commons further amended
Teaching and Higher Education [HL]
Waiting for Royal Assent
Data Protection [HL]
Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council [HL]
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Houses in Multiple Occupation (Charges for Registration Schemes) Regulations 1998
Draft Community Drivers Hours and Recording Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 1998
Draft Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Amendment) Regulations 1998
Draft Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998
Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No. 2) Order 1998
Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998
Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 1998
Draft Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS
Proposals laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (Weights and Measures) Order 1998
Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998
Draft Deregulation (Occasional Licences) Order 1998
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Deregulation (Exchangeable Driving Licences) Order 1998 [26th Report]
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY