Parliamentary News

Business Questions – DNA Database

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): On 9 March the Home Secretary confirmed that the youngest person on the DNA database was a baby under the age of 12 months and the oldest a man of 90. When will the Government … Continue reading

Criminal Law

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Before the hon. Gentleman goes back to those heady days for the history of this matter, will he confirm that the Conservative party supports the reclassification of cannabis from a class C to a class … Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Questions

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz: In a survey published last week, 74 per cent. of parents said that they were very concerned about the increasing violence in video games. Given the increasing availability on the internet of games that exhibit scenes of graphic … Continue reading

Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2005

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Has there been any occasion in the last year when the Home Secretary has had to impose an urgent order? Mr. Coaker: No, there has not. The highest court in the land has upheld the … Continue reading

Business Questions

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Will the Leader of the House join me in welcoming the decision of Amazon, the online sales company, to withdraw the video game “Rapelay”, which, as she knows, allows players to simulate the stalking and … Continue reading

Opposition Day Debate – Law and Order

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): On that point, one of the things that Government and Opposition Front Benchers have talked about over the last few years is a reduction in bureaucracy. Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that his proposals for … Continue reading

Liaison Committee Meeting

June 14th, 2011

Q94 Keith Vaz: Were you flattered or angry when you saw a line out of one of your speeches being put on the banners outside the oil refinery in Lindsey? Do you think that statements of that kind may well … Continue reading

Health Questions

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The Secretary of State will know that 58 per cent. of type 2 diabetes cases come from obesity. He took a diabetes test when he came to Leicester, and the Minister of State, Department of … 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

Binyam Mohamed Statement

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I thank the Foreign Secretary for his statement and for the strenuous efforts made by the Government on behalf of Mr. Mohamed. He mentioned several times the investigation by the Attorney-General, and she has had … Continue reading

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