Sunday 22 April 2007

Coming Up in the House of Lords

Advance notice of some interesting business coming up in the House of Lords

Wednesday 25th April - Lord Tomlinson will ask whether the Government has assessed the extent to which the report and recommendations by the Joint Committee on Conventions [Conventions of the United Kingdom Parliament] are being observed.

Wednesday 25th April - Baroness Sharples will ask whether the armed forces have all the equipment they need to minimise casualties in armed conflict.

Monday 30th April - Lord Trefgarne will ask what construction and certification standards the Government propose for the two aircraft carriers to be ordered for the Royal Navy.

Monday 30th April - Lord Alton of Liverpool will ask what is the Government's assessment of the current humanitarian and security situation in Darfur and Chad.

Tuesday 1st May - the House will have the 2nd Reading debate on the International Tribunals (Sierra Leone) Bill

Tuesday 1st May - there will be a debate on the Report of the Constitution Committee on 'Waging War: Parliament's Role and Responsibility'
For the original report and its follow visit:

Wednesday 2nd May - Lord Cavendish of Furness will ask what proposals the Government has for a new constitution or pattern of governance for the European Union.

Thursday 3rd May - Lord Faulkner of Worcester will ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to secure an amendment to the 1995 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in order to make the killing of journalists in war zones a crime under international law.