Parliamentary News

Opposition day debate – Knife Crime

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I thank the hon. Gentleman for his warm words about the Select Committee report and for the tone of the motion. In giving evidence to the Select Committee, he went out of his way to … Continue reading

Statement on the Sonnex Case

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): It is typical of my right hon. Friend to come to the House to accept responsibility for the failings of his Department, but I am afraid that what he has said will not satisfy the … Continue reading

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): What the Home Secretary has said is helpful. However, if what she outlines is not also done with the co-operation of the entry clearance operation, the outcome will replicate the current situation, whereby there are … Continue reading

Statement on the Gurkhas

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I thank the Home Secretary for an excellent statement. I pay tribute to her, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Borders and Immigration for what they have done, especially over the past few days. … Continue reading

Solicitor General Questions

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): May I join the Solicitor-General in paying tribute to the enormous work that the hon. Member for Totnes (Mr. Steen) has done? No one has done more than he has in raising this issue, and … Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Questions

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I thank the Prime Minister for his comments about the Gurkhas, and we look forward to hearing the statement tomorrow. Another recommendation from the Home Affairs Committee is on human trafficking, which I know is … Continue reading

Policing and Crime Bill

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I have a great deal of sympathy with the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Chris Huhne), who based his arguments on the system in Scotland, which offers us an example of what can be done. I … Continue reading

Topical debate – Sri Lanka

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): My hon. Friend mentioned the Foreign Secretary’s excellent statement in New York. Is there any truth to the rumour, or, indeed, is it a fact, that Russia and China are still blocking Britain’s efforts to … Continue reading

Sri Lanka

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I thank the Minister for what he has done so far, including taking my call at 5 am on the current humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka when he was in Indonesia. The key is ensuring … Continue reading

Equality Bill

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The hon. Gentleman is making an eloquent speech. Wearing his other hat as someone who sits on the Speaker’s Conference, does he not agree that we should consider measures to adopt positive action on representation … Continue reading

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