Parliamentary News

Prevention and suppression of terrorism

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): An issue that has been raised in every one of these debates, in all parts of the House, has been the impact on communities. A whole section of the excellent report by the Joint Committee … Continue reading

Statement – Newspaper surveillance

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The Minister will recall that in evidence to my Select Committee’s inquiry into what happened to the hon. Member for Ashford (Damian Green), senior officers of the Metropolitan police told us that as a matter … Continue reading

Oppostion day debate – ID cards

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz: One of the problems is that the UK Border Agency has been targeting the wrong employers and the wrong people. It turns up with great drama at a factory or other enterprise, gets all the workers together, and … Continue reading

Debate on looked after children

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I pay tribute to the work of my hon. Friend and his Committee on this very important subject. Did he specifically consider the position of children who had been trafficked into this country—a concern of … Continue reading

Business questions – ID cards

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): May I, with great respect, take my right hon. and learned Friend back to the question of ID cards? It is a scheme that will cost £4.9 billion, and this week the Home Secretary announced … Continue reading

National security strategy

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I share the concern of the hon. Member for Reigate (Mr. Blunt) about the way in which the Government have handled this matter. Perhaps it would have been more appropriate if the Minister had made … Continue reading

Business questions – housing

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): May we have a debate on the allocation of resources for the modernisation and adaptation of the homes of the elderly? My constituent Mrs. Bhanji is 86 years of age. She has Parkinson’s, she is … Continue reading

Prime Minister’s statement – European Council

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The presidency’s conclusions call for strong action against criminal networks involved in human trafficking. On 20 May, the Prime Minister gave a commitment that the budget of the Metropolitan police trafficking unit would be increased. … Continue reading

Westminster Hall Debate – Policing in the 21st Century

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): It is a great pleasure to be present on this occasion, with you in the Chair, Mr. Williams. I am extremely grateful to the Liaison Committee and to the House for allowing us to debate … Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Statement – The modernisation of Parliament

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Since my right hon. Friend became Prime Minister, he has spoken of a new settlement with the British people. I welcome his commitment to a written constitution. He will accept that this process will take … Continue reading

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