Parliamentary News

Business Questions – DNA Database

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Of course I have the greatest respect for my right hon. and learned Friend’s views on the legal matters concerning the DNA database and I welcome the Government’s decision to remove the names of some … Continue reading

Statement – Sri Lanka

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): A British Foreign Secretary must be incredibly busy. I would like to just say to my right hon. Friend how proud I am of him for changing his diary and travelling thousands of miles in … Continue reading

Sri Lanka debate

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The hon. Gentleman was generous in his tributes to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary; may I pay tribute to him for the work that he and his colleagues have done on this issue? … Continue reading

Gurkha Settlement Rights

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz: May I caution the hon. Gentleman not to accept figures put out by the Ministry of Defence on the subject, simply because those of us who supported the right of the Iraqi interpreters to come to this country … Continue reading

Statement – Afghanistan and Pakistan

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): In his welcome discussions on counter-terrorism with the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, did the Prime Minister discuss Operation Pathway? Did he take the opportunity to visit our entry clearance operation in Islamabad, where … Continue reading

Statement – Operation Pathway

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): May I welcome the Home Secretary’s statement and the steps that she has taken? I remind her that the Select Committee on Home Affairs has, on a number of occasions in recent reports, pointed out … Continue reading

Business Questions – Sri Lanka

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Further to the reply that my right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh), of course we appreciate greatly what … Continue reading

Foreign Office Questions – Human Trafficking

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The Minister has mentioned trafficking. It is estimated that half a million women from central and eastern Europe are working as prostitutes within the EU. When the Home Affairs Committee went to Ukraine, we found … Continue reading

Statement – International Terrorism

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I welcome the Home Secretary’s statement and her commitment to continue to engage with communities. As events in Luton showed, it is extremely important to continue that process of engagement. She mentioned Mumbai, but security … Continue reading

Westminster Hall – A Surveillance Society?

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I am most grateful to the Liaison Committee and the House for allowing us to debate the Home Affairs Committee’s fifth report, which asked whether Britain is becoming a surveillance society. The purpose of the … Continue reading

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