MONDAY 17TH MAY
*The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government what their review of the status of the national museums and galleries is intended to achieve and why it is being undertaken.
*The Lord BrookmanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether magistrates, police officers, prison staff, probation officers and members of the judiciary are responding to the invitation to declare voluntarily whether they are Freemasons.
*The Baroness SharplesTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider introducing a National Identity Card.
*The Lord IslwynTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the culling of badgers is carried out in a humane way.
The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will enquire into the incidence of cruelty to animals; and, if so, whether they will publish their conclusions.
[It is expected that the Committee stage of the House of Lords Bill will be continued this day]
TUESDAY 18TH MAY
*The Earl of CaithnessTo ask Her Majestys Government why, having voted on, and won a division on the question of the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly for policy on beef on the bone, they did not inform the House of the subsequent change to this policy.
*The Lord SaatchiTo ask Her Majestys Government whether Ministers are among those who pay income tax to the Government and receive benefits from the Government, and what they are doing to eliminate this overlap.
*The Lord MethuenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will introduce legislation to make it compulsory to fit smoke detectors in all residential properties.
*The Lord Jenkins of PutneyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia is in breach of the Geneva Conventions Act 1995.
HFC Bank BillSecond Reading
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [HL] Report [The Lord Chancellor]
Tax Credits BillReport [The Baroness Hollis of Heigham]
The Lord Higgins to move, as an amendment to the motion that the report be now received, to leave out (now) and at end insert (only after Her Majestys Government have announced their intentions in respect of passported benefits).
WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY
*The Lord BlakerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have yet received the report of the panel set up by the United Nations to consider Iraqs programme for developing weapons of mass destruction; and, if so, what are the reports conclusions; and what is their response.
*The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy on the background of members appointed to expert scientific advisory committees.
*The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements for the distribution of food aid by the European Union to the Russian Federation and that the aid is reaching those for whom it is intended.
The Lord GladwynTo call attention to the issues raised by public demand for access to the countryside, in the light of the Governments statement of 8th March (HL Deb, cols. 40-42); and to move for papers.
The Earl of IveaghTo call attention to special needs education, with particular reference to the promotion of conductive education for severely disabled people in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
Road Traffic Regulation (Cycle Parking) Bill [HL] Third Reading [The Lord Rotherwick]
The Lord Astor of HeverTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the National Health Service has sufficient resources to cope from 11.00 pm on 31st December 1999 till 7.00 am on 1st January 2000.
THURSDAY 20TH MAY
*The Lord AcknerTo ask Her Majestys Government when they anticipate that the Human Rights Act 1998 will be brought into force, and what is the reason for the current delay.
*The Baroness CoxTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will increase their endeavours to promote the abolition of slavery in those countries where it persists.
*The Lord Hardy of WathTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will take immediate action to prevent the importation of American bulldogs.
Rating (Valuation) BillReport [The Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton]
Greater London Authority BillSecond Reading [The Lord Whitty]
FRIDAY 21ST MAY
[At eleven oclock]
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Lord Renton of Mount Harry]
Protection of Children Bill - Second Reading [The Lord Laming]
Obscenity Bill [HL] Report [The Earl of Halsbury]
MONDAY 24TH MAY
*The Earl RussellTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will revoke the Habitual Residence Test, in the light of the judgment of the European Court of Justice in the Swaddling case that it is illegal.
*The Lord Morris of ManchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government what recent assessment they have made of the special needs of people with haemophilia who were infected with Hepatitis C during NHS treatment, and the dependants of those for whom the infection proved fatal.
*The Baroness SeccombeTo ask Her Majestys Government what representations the Minister for Women has received about the potential consequence of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill on the reduction in the age of consent for an act of buggery committed on a woman, and whether it remains Government policy to reduce the level of protection for young women against this form of indecent assault.
*The Lord Peyton of YeovilTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 10th May (HL Deb, col. 960), concerning the United Kingdom joining the single European currency, whether they will arrange for the publication by a non-partisan body of a statement of the arguments for and against joining.
The Lord MestonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any proposals to reform the law and practice relating to adoption and fostering.
[It is expected that the Report stage of the Tax Credits Bill will be concluded this day]
TUESDAY 25TH MAY
*The Lord Clinton-DavisTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will use their influence in the European Union to install a new Commission of the European Communities before the autumn of 1999.
*The Lord EzraTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their plans for dealing with fuel poverty.
*The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government when the review of the London Underground penalty fares appeals procedure will be completed, and when the details of the outcome of the review will be made public.
*The Baroness Gardner of ParkesTo ask Her Majestys Government how many NHS health authorities or trusts have invited former non-executive directors, who were not re-appointed by the Department of Health, to return on another basis and what costs were incurred as a result.
The Earl Baldwin of BewdleyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to preserve the publics access to a full range of safe dietary supplements.
[It is expected that the House of Lords Bill will be considered this day, in Committee on Re-Commitment in respect of the Weatherill amendment]
WEDNESDAY 26TH MAY
*The Countess of MarTo ask Her Majestys Government what cooperation there is between the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and the Pesticides Safety Directorate on licensing policies.
*The Viscount WaverleyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it would assist future conflict resolution if United Nations, Commonwealth, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Organisation for African Unity principles were modernised by clarifying the criteria when the right of self determination can supersede that of territorial integrity.
*The Lord BarnettTo ask Her Majestys Government what plans they have to ensure that major international sports can be seen on television by all those who have paid a licence fee.
The Lord KennetTo call attention to the developments in the greater Middle East; and to move for papers. (Short debate)
The Earl of ClancartyTo call attention to the role of the regional museums and galleries (particularly local authority museums) within the United Kingdom; and to move for papers. (Short debate)
The Lord CheshamTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have considered the effects of their changes to conditional inheritance tax exemptions as promulgated in the Finance Act 1998 and whether they are prepared to reconsider the requirements in relation to items held on private property.
THURSDAY 27TH MAY
[At eleven oclock]
*The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they propose to take to implement the recommendations of the Betts report on university pay.
*The Lord Dormand of EasingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will introduce lower speed limits on all types of roads.
*The Lord Clement-JonesTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take in response to the recent report on cancer treatment produced by the Campaign for Effective and Rational Treatment (CERT).
The Lord ReayTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on EC Regulation of Genetic Modification in Agriculture (2nd Report, HL Paper 11).
THURSDAY 10TH JUNE
*The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they are taking to remove litter and graffiti from public sector housing in Northern Ireland.
NO DAY NAMED
The Lord Simon of GlaisdaleTo move to resolve, That the prolixity of the Statute Book has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished.
The Lord MoynihanTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made on the institutional and financing reforms, including the re-weighting of votes in the Council of Ministers, necessary for European Union enlargement.
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 PaulTo call attention to the role of privately owned businesses in the British economy; and to move for papers.
The Lord VinsonTo call attention to the case for using nuclear energy to meet the United Kingdoms Kyoto Conference obligations for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions; and to move for papers.
The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo call attention to political developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.
The Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeTo ask Her Majestys Government how they see the development of the defence role of the Western European Union.
The Lord ReaTo call attention to the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health chaired by Sir Donald Acheson; and to move for papers.
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to reduce the incidence of violent and disruptive behaviour by passengers on aircraft entering or leaving the United Kingdom.
The Earl of GowrieTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the recent financial settlement for the arts constitutes a stable basis of arts funding for the early years of the forthcoming millennium.
The Baroness Denton of WakefieldTo call attention to the future for small businesses in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.
The Baroness HooperTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their current policy towards Cuba.
The Lord TeviotTo ask Her Majestys Government whether present arrangements to ensure that public footpaths remain open and the powers available to local authorities in this regard are adequate.
The Earl of NortheskTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to their response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Administration (Session 1997-98), whether they will clarify how the Strategic Communications Unit distinguishes between legitimate activity on behalf of the Government and activity which could unduly advantage the party of Government.
The Earl of LongfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether their policy that an individual convicted three times of burglary should be sentenced to at least three years in prison was formulated with full regard to the alternatives to prison in such cases.
The Baroness Denton of WakefieldTo call attention to the role of the Minister for Women; and to move for papers.
The Baroness Anelay of St JohnsTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they consider should be taken to increase the participation of girls and women in sport.
The Lord RowallanTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider allowing the limbless a greater choice in deciding who their prosthetist should be and what type of artificial limb to purchase, by introducing a voucher scheme.
The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will arrange for a pardon to be granted to the 343 officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers from the United Kingdom and the British Empire, who, during the First World War, were shot at dawn.
The Lord HindlipTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their assessment of the effect of the changes made to the rules governing exempt chattels on the reservoir of works of art remaining in the United Kingdom.
The Lord TaverneTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the arrangements now in force to ensure the safety of genetically modified foods.
The Baroness Sharp of GuildfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they welcome Surrey County Councils decision to seek private sector bids for the running of Kings Manor School, Guildford; and, if so, whether they will lay down guidelines for the procedures to be adopted by local education authorities seeking similar bids in the future.
The Lord MarlesfordTo ask Her Majestys Government when they expect to comply with their obligation under section 39 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997, which came into force on 1st October 1997, to establish a central computerised register of persons who have applied for a firearm or shotgun certificate or to whom a firearm or shotgun certificate has been granted.
The Lord CadmanTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their assessment of the effect of the introduction of the Working Time Directive on the well-being of the Tourist Industry.
The Lord Alton of LiverpoolTo call attention to the renewal of arms export licences for British companies selling arms to Indonesia; and to move for papers.
The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majestys Government what are their plans for the funding and role of art colleges in the United Kingdom.
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their view of the current divergences between the United States, Russia and China about the future of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and their effect on the credibility of the British thermonuclear deterrent.
The Lord Pilkington of OxenfordTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are prepared to accept that some selection in education has value.
The Lord LukeTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made in promoting the regeneration of seaside resorts.
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what were the circumstances and background of the arrest of General Pinochet; what was the role of the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Ministers and the Diplomatic Service; and what has been the effect on Anglo-Chilean relations.
The Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continuance of a professional, impartial and accountable police service, with high morale.
The Lord Archer of SandwellTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy in relation to human rights in Iran.
The Lord RenwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what decisions were taken at the Council of Ministers of the European Space Agency on 11th and 12th May; and what were the implications of these decisions for United Kingdom space policy.
The Lord Harris of GreenwichTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on H M Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre Feltham.
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government what is now their policy towards a sustainable peace settlement in the Middle East five years after the signing of the Oslo Peace Agreement.
The Earl of Mar and KellieTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have a strategy for the safe disposal of sewage sludge and waste in Scotland.
The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with the performance and effectiveness of the Meat Hygiene Service.
The Baroness ByfordTo call attention to the contribution made by rural businesses to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.
The Earl of SandwichTo ask Her Majestys Government what examples they have of good practice in long-term overseas development, with special reference to Africa and India.
The Lord ChadlingtonTo call attention to the levels of suicide in the United Kingdom, particularly amongst the young, the elderly and those in high risk occupations such as farming; to consider ways in which such suicides can be reduced; and to move for papers.
The Lord Harris of High CrossTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they approve of the policy of the National Trust and Wealden District Council to permit the continuing erosion of the cliff at Birling Gap near Eastbourne which affects homes, local employment and tourism.
The Viscount Montgomery of AlameinTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in implementing the White Paper proposals for the overseas territories (Cm 4264).
The Lord RotherwickTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding the planning provisions and facilities for General Aviation (GA).
The Lord Wade of ChorltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they provide an appropriate level of support for the export of United Kingdom environmental technologies and services.
The Earl of ClancartyTo ask Her Majestys Government what help is being given to artists (including writers, performing artists and visual artists) whose work in the field of culture is unable to generate a living income for them.
The Lord McNairTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will reconsider their support for the American cruise missile attack on the al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in the light of subsequent scientific and technical reports on the matter.
The Lord FreybergTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy regarding the funding and care of university museums, galleries and collections.
The Lord MethuenTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will consider revoking dormant mineral planning consents granted before 1960.
The Lord Hunt of TanworthTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they have made on plans, referred to in paragraph 8.8 of the White Paper Modern Local Government: In Touch with the People, to introduce a new duty on local authorities to promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area and accompanying powers.
The Earl of KinnoullTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are satisfied with arrangements for air traffic control at Londons airports and what is their response to recent reports of near misses between civil aircraft.
The Viscount TenbyTo ask Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to raise public awareness of the dangers of excessive speeding.
SELECT COMMITTEE REPORTS
[The date in brackets is that on which the Report was published]
The Lord Hope of CraigheadTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Delegation of Powers to the Commission: Reforming Comitology (3rd Report, HL Paper 23). [18th February]
The Lord TombsTo move, That this House take note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Management of Nuclear Waste (3rd Report, HL Paper 41). [24th March]
QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
[Tabled or amended on 12th May, or unanswered after 21 days]
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 or any other legislation, they have a duty to assess the risk of genetically modified animals escaping from captivity, cross-breeding or entering the food chain; what is their current practice in this respect; and whether there are adequate penalties for anyone accidentally or intentionally releasing genetically modified animals, including fish. (HL1474)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government what has been the cost of NATOs military operations against Yugoslavia since 24th March and how, in the long run, the costs of these operations are to be divided up between the members of NATO, particularly the costs of the provision of equipment and services to NATO members forces by the United States. (HL1940)
The Lord HyltonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they are refusing licences for the export of arms and military equipment (including dual-use) to both Ethiopia and Eritrea, until such times as their border disputes are satisfactorily resolved; and whether they will ask the members of NATO, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Commonwealth to adopt similar policies. (HL2001)
The Lord JuddTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in view of the support already being mobilised by the Social Development Fund of the Council of Europe for emergency assistance to Kosovo refugees and the preparations being made by the Fund for assistance with resettlement, they will reconsider their position and take immediate steps to participate fully in the Fund. (HL2052)
The Earl of CarlisleTo ask Her Majestys Government what measures they are taking to assist Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fully to meet their obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and to respect the jurisdiction of the Court; and what further assistance they are contemplating. (HL2054)
The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majestys Government why they think that BBC Radio 1 should be in public ownership. (HL2088)
The Lord PattenTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the reasons that they would give for not privatising BBC Radio 2. (HL2089)
The Lord Pearson of RannochTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the reference numbers of any present or proposed European Union legislation which might affect working time in the United Kingdom; what is the state of play of that legislation; and what is their estimate of its cost and benefit to the United Kingdom. (HL2117)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the provisions of the Treaty on the Peaceful Uses of Space cover the need for Environmental Assessments in the case of the launching of satellites from sea-based platforms on the High Seas, close, and therefore possibly damaging, to the Exclusive Economic Zones of States Party to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea and in areas where fish stocks may be vulnerable to exhausts. (HL2138)
The Lord KennetTo ask Her Majestys Government whether depleted uranium shells are being used by any NATO forces in Serbia and Kosovo. (HL2139)
The Lord GrantchesterTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they plan to make any amendments to the Civil Service Code to take account of devolution for Scotland and Wales. (HL2450)
The Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornTo ask Her Majestys Government, following the scale of the High Court settlement in Northampton v. Allen & Overy, which was reported in The Times of 8th May to have been over £15 million, what action they will now take to discourage the sale in this country of looted or unprovenanced antiquities. (HL2451)
The Earl of HaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Whitty on 31st March (WA 49), on how many occasions in each of the last two years rails of the permanent way through the Severn rail tunnel have been found to be cracked or damaged; and on how many occasions it has been brought to the attention of the Health and Safety Railway Inspectorate. (HL2452)
The Earl of HaddingtonTo ask Her Majestys Government what action they have taken, or intend to take, to evaluate and compare the prices charged by high street opticians with those charged in other European countries for the identical products for the supply of
(b) spectacle lenses; and
whether they propose to ask the Office of Fair Trading to investigate any price fixing or minimum sale pricing operated by United Kingdom suppliers or dispensers; and, if so, when. (HL2453)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government what are the United Nations plans for independent monitoring of the consultation in East Timor. (HL2454)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether, in order to ascertain the effect of the United Nations General Assemblys ruling that no document can be published until it is translated into all the working languages of the United Nations, they will ask the High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide a list of the reports of the Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups considered at the 55th Session of the Human Rights Commission, giving in each case the date the report was submitted in its original language, the date of publication, and the date on which the report was considered by the Commission; and whether they will then place the list in the Library of the House. (HL2455)
The Lord AveburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the current list of best documented cases of prisoners of conscience maintained by European Union missions in Vietnam. (HL2456)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have any plans to review, or increase from five, the number of specially trained metropolitan police officers within the cab law enforcement section at Scotland Yard who enforce existing minicab touting legislation within London. (HL2457)
The Lord Brabazon of TaraTo ask Her Majestys Government what progress they are making in implementing the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. (HL2458)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they intend to call in the recent planning decision by West Berkshire Council to grant Vodafone permission for a site. (HL2459)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they have set a date for the completion and publication of the review into the North Wessex Downs status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. (HL2460)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what bodies they consulted on the possible United Kingdom criteria for Objective 2 areas for the purposes of European Union structural funds. (HL2461)
The Baroness Miller of Chilthorne DomerTo ask Her Majestys Government what is their policy on the Countryside Commission proposal to reclassify Roads Used as Public Paths as Byways Open to All Traffic. (HL2462)
The Baroness WhartonTo ask Her Majestys Government why Consumers for Health Choice and the National Association of Health Stores were not included by the Medicines Control Agency in the circulation of the consultation letter dated 29th April about membership of the Independent Review Panel for Advertising of medicines; why earlier commitments to involve these organisations in relevant consultations have not been honoured; and what action they intend to take to remedy the situation. (HL2463)
The Baroness WhartonTo ask Her Majestys Government in what specific circumstances the Medicines Control Agency would either (a) issue a notice, or (b) threaten to issue a notice to a manufacturer or advertiser under the terms of the Medicines (Advertising and Monitoring of Advertising) Amendment Regulations 1999 without prior reference to and approval of the proposed new Independent Review Panel; and what steps they are taking to ensure that the ability to issue such notices is not used as a means to circumvent the duty to consult the Panel. (HL2464)
The Lord Phillips of SudburyTo ask Her Majestys Government whether staff working in the London Underground receive directly or indirectly any share of or reward for penalty fares collected by them or at the underground stations where they work. (HL2465)
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government which Heads of State are known to be going to make state visits to the United Kingdom in the next two to three years; and in which cases have Amnesty International made serious allegations of torture against the governments of those countries. (HL2466)
The Lord Lamont of LerwickTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 15th April (WA 133) and in view of the fact that members of General Pinochets staff maintain that some of the police officers who arrested General Pinochet were armed, whether they will reconsider that reply; and whether they will undertake to meet members of General Pinochets staff to clear up this conflict of evidence. (HL2467)
The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the cost of providing the bus, coach and taxi lane between junction 3 and the elevated section of the M4 motorway; and how it is to be financed. (HL2468)
The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majestys Government what is the reason for lowering the speed limit from 50 mph to 40 mph on the elevated section of the M4 motorway; and whether this is a temporary or a permanent measure. (HL2469)
The Lord Stoddart of SwindonTo ask Her Majestys Government why ballot papers for the south east constituency in the 1999 European Parliamentary elections are to measure 30.5 inches by 8 inches (80 centimetres by 20 centimetres); whether they can be accommodated in existing ballot boxes; whether this size will be standard throughout the United Kingdom; and, if not, whether they will list the size for each region. (HL2470)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government whether they consider that the law needs clarification, or that further guidance should be provided to doctors and nurses about the treatment of terminally ill patients, in the light of the trial of Dr. Moor. (HL2471)
The Lord Lester of Herne HillTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton of 7th May (WA 116), whether it is within the terms of reference of the review of the organisation of the public sector ombudsmen in England to consider whether Parliament should be consulted about the appointment of a Parliamentary Commissioner of Administration and other public sector ombudsmen. (HL2472)
The Lord ActonTo ask Her Majestys Government what was the outcome of the recent Ministerial Council of the European Space Agency. (HL2473)
The Lord Graham of EdmontonTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any errors have been identified in the information on export licensing decisions included in Part II of the Annual Report on Strategic Export Controls. (HL2474)
The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majestys Government whether it is possible to identify whether imported beef has been implanted with growth promoting hormones, which occur naturally in the animal. (HL2475)
The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there is a higher incidence of naturally occurring hormones in non-implanted bull beef compared to steer beef which has been implanted with those same hormones. (HL2476)
The Lord JoplingTo ask Her Majestys Government whether
(a) the scientific paper on the effects of implanting beef cattle with growth promoting hormones, which in the mid 1980s the European Commission did not publish when the ban on implants was imposed, has subsequently been made public; and
(b) they will place the contents of the scientific paper in the Library of the House. (HL2477)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sewel on 25th March (WA 169), whether any information has been received from the European Commission on the refusal of the French authorities to allow the Scottish trawlers Unity and Accord to land their catch of bass at Brest. (HL2478)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government whether the French Government have notified the European Commission and the British Government about the regulation limiting the landing of bass in France. (HL2479)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government under what European Commission regulation the French Government can make regulations limiting the landings of any species at French ports. (HL2480)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there are any other French regulations similar to the regulations limiting the landing of bass in French ports limiting landings of other species. (HL2481)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government whether there are any United Kingdom regulations limiting the landing of any species of fish at United Kingdom ports. (HL2482)
The Lord Mackay of ArdbrecknishTo ask Her Majestys Government whether any other Member States other than France have national regulations limiting the landings of any species of fish at ports in that country. (HL2483)
BILLS IN PROGRESS
[The date in brackets is the date for which the bill is set down]
Waiting for Second Reading
Genetically Modified Crops [HL]
Further and Higher Education (Scotland) (Amendment) [HL]
Parliamentary Government [HL]
European Tax Harmonisation Veto [HL]
Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay and Conditions [HL]
European Community Legislation (Impact) [HL]
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty [HL] [21st May]
Time Zones and Summer Time (Devolution) [HL]
European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) [HL]
Protection of Children [21st May]
Road Traffic (Use of Mobile Telephones) [HL]
Greater London Authority [20th May]
Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare)
Company and Business Names (Chamber of Commerce, Etc.)
HFC Bank [18th May]
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]
Kent County Council [HL]
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Medway Council [HL]
Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL]
United Reformed Church [HL]
University College London [9th June]
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Freedom of Information [HL]
House of Lords [13th May]
Waiting for Report
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) [HL] [18th May]
Pollution Prevention and Control [HL] [13th May]
Tax Credits [18th May]
Rating (Valuation) [20th May]
Obscenity [HL] [21st May]
Waiting for Third Reading
Road Traffic Regulation (Cycle Parking) [HL] [19th May]
Sent to the Commons
Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) [HL]
Trustee Delegation [HL]
Commonwealth Development Corporation [HL]
Access to Justice [HL]
Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence [HL]
Disability Rights Commission [HL]
Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) [HL]
Criminal Cases Review (Insanity) [HL]
European Parliamentary Elections (Gibraltar) [HL]
Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies [HL]
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) [HL]
London Local Authorities [HL]
Waiting for Royal Assent
MEASURE IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
AFFIRMATIVE INSTRUMENTS IN PROGRESS
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 1999
Draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations 1999
Draft Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 1999
Draft Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 1999
Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 1999
SPECIAL PROCEDURE ORDER IN PROGRESS
Waiting for expiry of petitioning period
City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997 [7th June]
DEREGULATION PROPOSALS IN PROGRESS
Proposals laid under s.3(3) referred to the Deregulation Committee
Draft Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999 [21st June]
Draft Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999 [27th June]
[Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords rooms
in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheets]
THURSDAY 13TH MAY