Parliamentary News

Police Grant Report

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I am grateful to the Minister for giving way so early in his speech. May I place on record my thanks to him—or his predecessor as Police Minister—and the Minister for Local Government for meeting … Continue reading

Business Questions – Diabetes

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): May I first declare my interest by stating that I suffer from type 2 diabetes? The Leader of the House will know that on Tuesday the Government’s health profile for England was published, which showed … 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

Business Questions – Sri Lankan Tamils

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Will my right hon. and learned Friend reflect on her answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh)? The Prime Minister’s answer on Sri Lanka yesterday was helpful, but at … Continue reading

Prime Minister answers Tamil Question

June 14th, 2011

On Wednesday 14th January during Prime Minister’s Questions, the Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP asked the Prime Minister for help to secure an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka, where there has been a resurgence of violence between the Government and … Continue reading

Business Questions – England Cricket Team return to India

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Will the Leader of the House join me in welcoming the decision of the England cricket team to return to India for the test series? Could we have some parliamentary time to look at the … Continue reading

European Affairs Debate

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The Foreign Secretary has rightly mentioned the economic climate. What effect does he believe that it will have on the principles and decisions in the Lisbon agenda? Are the Government still committed to the benchmarks … Continue reading

Debate on the searcing of offices in the Houses of Parliament

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The Foreign Secretary has rightly mentioned the economic climate. What effect does he believe that it will have on the principles and decisions in the Lisbon agenda? Are the Government still committed to the benchmarks … Continue reading

Queen’s Speech Home Affairs

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I warmly welcome the Home Secretary’s announcement today, which is very much in line with recommendations that we in the Select Committee on Home Affairs made in our report “Policing in the 21st Century”. However, … Continue reading

Queen’s Speech

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I understand what the right hon. Gentleman is saying, but does he not welcome the proposals in the police and crime reduction Bill to ensure that alcohol will not be freely available to young people … Continue reading

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