WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER
The Lord Bragg
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their reaction to the speech by the President of Kazakhstan on 30th September to the people of that country and what practical measures they could support in relation to that speech.
*The Lord GoodhartTo ask Her Majestys Government how they propose to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 1948.
*The Lord NewbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what estimates they have made of the effects on corporate tax receipts of the growth of trading on the Internet.
*The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo ask Her Majestys Government whether recent events will affect the United Kingdoms relations with Chile.
Scotland BillFurther consideration on Report [The Lord Sewel] [32nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee]
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.
THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER
[Prayers will have been read]
*The Lord Clinton-DavisTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they propose to take any further steps to alert drivers and passengers in motor vehicles to the liability that may arise, by reason of contributory negligence, through a failure to wear seat belts when the vehicle in which they are travelling is involved in an accident.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government what new information they can give on the Millennium Dome, with particular reference to means of access, parking arrangements, and contents.
*The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will announce whether the North of London Eurostar trains will be used for services north of London or, suitably shortened, for services between Paris, Brussels and Heathrow.
Human Rights Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons amendments [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]
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).
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.
MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
*The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will publish the detailed terms of their current hospital developments being funded under the Private Finance Initiative.
*The Lord Soulsby of Swaffham PriorTo ask Her Majestys Government, with regard to the recent report by the Advisory Group on Quarantine, Quarantine and Rabies, whether they consider it reasonable to expect that it will take up to three years to arrange adequate facilities and administrative and operational structures for the importation of dogs and cats into the United Kingdom without the requirement to undergo quarantine for six months.
*The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, on their next visit to Iran, Ministers will ask to see prisoners on death row in Evin prison.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to prevent or discourage the nuisance and damage caused by the use off the road of unlicensed and uninsured motorcycles, especially where such use depends upon access from the public highway.
The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the cost of converting Kensington Gardens to a memorial park for the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be met from public funds if the proposal is proceeded with.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Scotland Bill will be continued this day]
TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
The Lord Brookman
*The Lord BerkeleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures to encourage walking in towns and cities, in accordance with the policies set out in the recently published Transport White Paper, can be implemented immediately.
*The Lord RazzallTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are confident that the private sector has the structures in place to be Millennium compliant by 1st January 2000.
*The Lord Selkirk of DouglasTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their most recent proposals for the future of Dover House in Whitehall.
*The Lord CadmanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that, following the moratorium on the sale of former railway land recently announced, adequate consultation is taking place between Rail Properties Ltd and local authorities and others concerning the redevelopment of suitable sites for future railway use.
The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their long-term policy towards help lines in the field of health services.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Scotland Bill will be concluded this day]
WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
*The Baroness Williams of CrosbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are proposing to take to address the social consequences, especially in Russia and Indonesia, of the current global financial crisis.
*The Lord Dean of BeswickTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the total amount they have committed to public sector housing since taking office, and how was the figure arrived at.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to secure the future of the coal industry.
*The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether undergraduate and graduate students from the 5+1 nations negotiating for entry into the European Union and studying at United Kingdom universities pay fees at the European Union rate; and, if not, whether they plan that such students should do so.
Regional Development Agencies BillReport [The Lord Whitty]
THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Willoughby de BrokeTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that the European Unions satellite aid programmes are subject to sufficient financial control to prevent fraud.
*The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support the recent European directive on the sale of duty-paid goods on board aircraft and ships on intra-European Union journeys; and how they intend to enforce it.
*The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the position of adults or parents of children who refuse treatment for themselves or their children recommended by their general medical practitioner or consultant when there is no imminent risk to life.
Registration of Political Parties BillCommittee [The Lord Williams of Mostyn]
The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the open letter from members of the Social Policy Association published in The Guardian of 29th July.
FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
[At eleven oclock]
Waste Minimisation BillCommittee [The Lord Hardy of Wath]
The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Incorporating the Schengen Acquis into the European Union (31st Report, HL Paper 139).
The Lord HoffmannTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Europol: Third Country Rules (29th Report, HL Paper 135).
MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord RazzallTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to prevent any overpricing of goods by the major supermarket chains.
*The Lord Hardinge of PenshurstTo ask Her Majestys Government, in view of the delay in publishing their draft Bill on Freedom of Information (which was to have been published in September), what is the current position on this legislation.
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they support a closer relationship between the Western European Union and the European Union, leading in time to the incorporation of the Western European Union into the European Union.
*The Lord GeraintTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the present state of the agricultural industry in Wales.
TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Montagu of BeaulieuTo ask Her Majestys Government what will be the consequences of the proposals contained in the final draft of the European Council Directive on End of Life Vehicles (COM (97) 358) for the collection, storage, repair, use and conservation of historic vehicles.
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government when they will reach a conclusion about the future of the Post Office.
*The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their estimate of the number of people entitled to Disability Living Allowance who have yet to apply for the allowance.
*The Lord MottistoneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are aware that the Royal Mail, when forwarding letters to country addresses, are omitting the names of the village and county from the address.
WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will relax the visa regime for Iran to accommodate the business community; and, if so, when.
*The Lord NicksonTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to eradicate the outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia in Scottish fish farms.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to control the flow into the United Kingdom of applicants for asylum, of whom only a small percentage have to date been accepted after the processes of investigation.
*The Lord Renton of Mount HarryTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the refurbished Royal Opera House opens on time and with a full cast.
THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Holme of CheltenhamTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the North Irish Horse Squadron will be disbanded as a result of the reserve forces cuts set out in the Strategic Defence Review.
*The Viscount LongTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in line with their policy to encourage the use of bicycles, they have any plans to introduce a form of licensing for cyclists.
*The Lord NewbyTo ask Her Majestys Government where matters currently stand in the negotiations on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
[At eleven oclock]
Hereditary Peerage (Election) Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Lord Pearson of Rannoch]
MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majestys Government what contingency plans are in place for transport to and from the Millennium Dome in the event of the Jubilee Line extension not opening on schedule.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government what arrangements are in place to monitor the standards of health and nutrition of children at school; and whether any deterioration in such standards has been noted since changes were made in the arrangements for school meals in the 1980s.
*The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government on how many occasions the full inter-departmental working group on overseas development cooperation has met at ministerial level since May 1997 and what consideration it has given to security sector reform.
*The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they are making in setting up the Foods Standards Agency.
TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord CadmanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that the prices paid by British consumers for foodstuffs and other commodities, which are reported to be higher than those in other European Union Member States, are consistent with the existence of a single market within the European Union.
*The Lord Phillips of SudburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will require the forthcoming Royal Commission on reform of the House of Lords to undertake a campaign of information and consultation with the general public.
*The Lord McCarthyTo ask Her Majestys Government how many employees who now earn less than the National Insurance lower earnings limit of £64 a week will be lifted above this limit by the introduction of the National Minimum Wage; and what would be the annual cost of providing those that remain with the right to full contributory benefits.
*The Lord Wallace of SaltaireTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their plans for constitutional reform include modernisation of the relationship between the Channel Islands and the United Kingdom.
WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government why they have abandoned their proposal to establish a Foods Standards Agency.
*The Lord Taylor of BlackburnTo ask Her Majestys Government why the Ordnance Survey are no longer depicting county boundaries on their maps and whether they will revert to the original method of including both county and administrative data.
*The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it remains their policy that dietary supplements are sold under the law relating to food provided they are safe and make no medicinal claims.
*The Lord Shore of StepneyTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they have taken to assist the government and people of Bangladesh to deal with the recent flood disaster; and what assessment has been made of their continuing needs and priorities.
THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
*The Lord JacobsTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the operation of the new regulations which limit the sale of aspirin and other similar products to 32 tablets at one time without the express agreement of a pharmacist.
*The Lord QuirkTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied that Primary Care Group Boards are so structured as to make proper use of the skills and knowledge of pharmacists.
*The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government what encouragement or assistance they are giving to the development of offshore wind generation of electricity.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Lord IronsideTo call attention to the strengths of the Armed Forces and the investments needed to sustain their capabilities for deployment and intervention in defence of the United Kingdoms sovereign interests; and to move for papers.
The Lord AcknerTo call attention to the Governments consultation paper Rights of Audience and Rights to Conduct Litigation in England and Wales: The Way Ahead (June 1998); and to move for papers.
The Baroness OCathainTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to encourage marketing and its contribution to business success.
The Lord Sefton of GarstonTo call attention to the case for a review of income tax (especially at the top levels) in order to ensure a fairer distribution of resources; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo call attention to the discrepancies in the provision of abortion under the National Health Service; and to move for papers.
The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government what will be the responsibilities and the objectives of the Minister for Women.
The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they have taken, following the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985, in relation to education, prevention and prosecution under the Act.
The Lord Lloyd-WebberTo call attention to the workings of the licensing system governing the export of art and cultural goods; and to move for papers.
The Lord PalmerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the present state of agriculture in the United Kingdom with particular reference to the upland regions and Scotland.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy on the use of sanctions.
The Lord Gordon of StrathblaneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they believe that a reduction in VAT on hotel accommodation might boost tourist traffic and so increase exchequer revenues.
The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government how many servicemen and women who served in the Gulf War have illnesses still awaiting diagnosis; and what progress is being made in their investigations in relation to these illnesses.
The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are implementing to improve bilateral and trading links with Iran.
The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy towards recent developments in Sudan.
The Lord Mackie of BenshieTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking or intend to take to deal with the serious crisis facing British farmers.
The Lord Mayhew of TwysdenTo ask HMG what representations they have received about their proposals for a modern system for corporation tax payments following the abolition of advance corporation tax in April 1999.
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the indefinite unilateral ceasefire from 1st September by the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), and the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq and recent military threats against Syria.
The Lord Campbell of CroyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will give advice to police authorities on the circumstances in which police vehicles may exceed speed limits, ignore traffic lights and in other ways dispense with the regulations governing traffic on public roads.
The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have in mind a change in the way in which the arts in this country are governed and managed.
The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Department of Health plans to issue new guidance on MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines in the light of new medical evidence and litigation recently instituted against pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the vaccines.
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that further measures are needed to protect and maintain the separation of powers and the independence and impartiality of the Judiciary in determining devolution issues, human rights issues and other issues involving the misuse of power by public authorities.
The Lord Willoughby de BrokeTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they will take to alleviate the current difficulties facing the farming industry in the uplands.
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they intend to take to address the difficulties facing the agricultural industry.
The Lord Lofthouse of PontefractTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress is being made to deal with claims for compensation by mineworkers who are suffering from respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema.
The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their view of the disparity between farm-gate and supermarket prices for food products; and what steps they intend to take to redress this imbalance.
Working Time Regulations 1998The Lord Alton of Liverpool to move, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations (S.I. 1998/1833), laid before the House on 30th July, be annulled.
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government what future defence role they see for the Western European Union.
The Lord McNallyTo ask Her Majestys Government what changes in procedure and liaison between the Home Office and the Press Complaints Commission have taken place following their respective inquiries into the circumstances surrounding press serialisation of Cries Unheard concerning the case of Mary Bell.
The Earl of IveaghTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will provide additional financial support for conductive education.
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 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 Reform of the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund (30th Report, HL Paper 138). [3rd August]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled or amended on 26th October]
The Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there have been any new exceptions to the arms embargo on Argentina. (HL3569)
The Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to bring the Data Protection Act 1998 into force. (HL3570)
The Baroness NicolTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the outcome of the Agriculture Council held in Luxembourg on 19th and 20th October. (HL3571)
The Baroness Gould of PotternewtonTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to announce the level of AIDS Support Grant for the next financial year. (HL3572)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that 45,000 is the minimum strength at which the Territorial Army can operate efficiently. (HL3573)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government how, if a large part of the Territorial Army infantry is disbanded, the Regular Army will be reinforced for operations. (HL3574)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the Territorial Army will be deployed to ensure that there is a military presence throughout the United Kingdom linking the armed forces to the civil community; and, if so, how. (HL3575)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government how, with the present military commitments, overstretch can be reduced if there are cuts in the combatant Territorial Army regiments; and which of these regiments are to be disbanded or reduced to squadron, company or battery size. (HL3576)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government whether a Regular Army of 116,000 could be reinforced and units regenerated in times of national and international crisis with a Territorial Army below the strength of 45,000; and, if so, how. (HL3577)
The Lord VivianTo ask Her Majestys Government how the Regular Army will provide accommodation and support to the cadet forces if the Territorial Army is reduced to around 40,000. (HL3578)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, at the European Union Troika meeting with the Algerian Foreign Minister on 28th October, they will enquire about the implementation of promises made by the Minister of the Interior to relatives of the disappeared, that offices would be opened throughout Algeria to receive and investigate the statements of relatives of the disappeared. (HL3579)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government why, given that they have declared their intention of updating the Country Assessments published by the Country Information and Policy Unit of the Home Office Asylum and Appeals Policy Directorate every six months, the assessment on Sierra Leone on the Home Office website has not been updated since October 1997. (HL3580)
The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether crop varieties genetically engineered to be resistant to insects or other crop pests will be required to have an approval under current or future pesticide legislation. (HL3581)
The Lord Beaumont of WhitleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will list plant breeders rights applications and consents in respect of genetically modified varieties for each of the national seed list applications they have received, indicating the application, consent numbers and dates and, if different from the national seed list applicants, the applicants names. (HL3582)
The Lord Thomson of MonifiethTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to introduce into the next national census information about peoples religion. (HL3583)
The Lord Thomson of MonifiethTo ask Her Majestys Government which television channels have been made the subject of a proscription order under section 177 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 relating to the broadcast of unacceptable pornographic material; how many of them are still broadcasting into the United Kingdom; and how many prosecutions there have been for criminal offences under section 177. (HL3584)
The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majestys Government which organisations and public authorities have made representations concerning the implementation of the Scottish Local Boundary Commissions proposals for new ward boundaries. (HL3585)
The Lord Hogg of CumbernauldTo ask Her Majestys Government how many representations they have received concerning the Scottish Local Government Boundary Commissions proposals for new ward boundaries; how many of these support implementation ahead of the 1999 local government elections; and what view the Government take. (HL3586)
The Baroness Turner of CamdenTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to announce new National Learning Targets. (HL3587)
The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they regard the hereditary principle as appropriate for the position of Head of State of the United Kingdom. (HL3588)
The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the totals of guns, ammunition, explosives and bomb-making equipment handed over to the authorities consequent upon the Good Friday agreement on Northern Ireland. (HL3589)
The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the level of salaries of football managers is having any adverse effect upon the economy; the level of inflation; interest rates and the interests of football spectators. (HL3590)
The Lord TebbitTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 5th October (HL Deb, cols. 161-163), whether a directive concerning the proposed withholding tax agreed unanimously by the Council of Ministers can be rendered invalid within the United Kingdom jurisdiction by a failure of Parliament to pass the legislation required to embody that legislation into the law of the United Kingdom. (HL3591)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Prime Minister (Ecclesiastical Functions) [HL]
Energy Efficiency (No. 2) [HL]
Hereditary Peerage (Election) [HL] [13th November]
Recommitted to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] [11th November]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Waste Minimisation [6th November]
Criminal Appeal (Amendment) [HL]
Northern Ireland [27th October]
Registration of Political Parties [5th November]
Waiting for Report
Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office) (Amendment) [HL]
Regional Development Agencies [4th November]
Scotland [28th October]
Sent to the Commons
Coordinated Universal Time [HL]
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment) [HL]
Geneva Conventions (Amendment) [HL]
British Nationality (St. Helena) [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]
Sexual Orientation Discrimination [HL]
Statute Law (Repeals) [HL]
Pensions (Amendment) [HL]
Bodmin Moor Commons [HL]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]
City of Westminster [HL]
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments
Human Rights [HL] [29th October]
Returned to the Commons amended
European Parliamentary Elections
Waiting for Royal Assent
MEASURE IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee
Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1998
Draft Channel 4 (Application of Excess Revenues) Order 1998
Draft Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations 1998
Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Insurance) Order 1998
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998
Draft Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
Draft Local Government (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998
Draft Meat and Livestock Commission Levy (Variation) Scheme (Confirmation) Order 1998
DEREGULATION PROPOSAL IN PROGRESS
Proposal reported from the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER