Parliamentary News

Adjournment debate – Yemen

June 14th, 2011

Official Hansard transcript of the debate below: Keith Vaz: First, I thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to raise this issue in the House. Yemen used to be perceived as being in the backwaters of the middle east, … Continue reading

Statement – Yemen and Afghanistan

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I declare my interest on Yemen. I thank the Foreign Secretary for holding the conference with the Prime Minister and for sending the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my hon. Friend the Member … Continue reading

Business questions – Yemen

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I refer the House to the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. When can we have a debate on the situation in the Yemen? The Leader of the House will know that, thanks to the generosity … Continue reading

Video Recordings Bill

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): It is very nice to hear about the contribution that the industry makes to the British economy. Does the Minister intend, in his speech, to touch on the Byron review and the Government’s commitment to … Continue reading

Urgent question – Yemen

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): (Urgent Question): To ask the Foreign Secretary if he will make a statement on the situation in Yemen, including the closure of the British embassy and the position of British citizens in Yemen. The Secretary … Continue reading

The Queen’s Speech debate

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The right hon. Gentleman did not mention the digital economy Bill. Surely, he will support the measures in that Bill to implement for the first time the recommendations of the Byron report on violent video … Continue reading

Culture, Media and Sports questions – the Byron Review

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): What steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendation of Professor Byron’s review on safer children in a digital world. [298018] The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Mr. Siôn Simon):Professor … Continue reading

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Since Second Reading, have there been any further discussions with the Opposition about their proposal for the appointment of temporary peers? The Lord Chancellor seemed to favour the idea. Mr. Straw: There has been no … Continue reading

Adjounment debate – the UK Border Agency

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I apologise for missing the start of the debate, which started a bit sooner than I expected. Has the hon. Gentleman seen the letter that Lynne Homer sent to me yesterday in which she said … Continue reading

Women and Equality Questions

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz: May I ask the Under-Secretary or the Minister for Women and Equality to have those discussions? May I also declare my interest as a diabetes sufferer? The south Asian community is six times more likely than the mainstream … Continue reading

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