Parliamentary News

House of Lords Amendements to Counter Terrorism Bill

June 14th, 2011

Official Hansard transcript of the debate: Keith Vaz: I am happy to follow the hon. Member for Ashford (Damian Green). The Opposition have tabled a very sensible amendment, and I am sure that my hon. Friend the Minister will deal … Continue reading

Westminster Hall Debate – Online Computer Games

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): Let me apologise to you, Mr. Bercow, and to the hon. Gentleman for missing his earlier remarks. The fact remains that some of those games, even though they are a minority, are very violent. The … Continue reading

Speakers Conference

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I shall speak briefly, first to thank the Leader of the House for her kind comments about myself and my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott). I am nervous … Continue reading

Duchy of Lancaster Questions Human Trafficking

June 14th, 2011

Mr. Steen: As the Home Office is closing down the country’s largest dedicated police unit dealing with human trafficking, there is a real fear that the Government will ratify the Council of Europe convention on action against trafficking in human … Continue reading

Public Engagement in Fighting Crime

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I welcome the Minister to his new position at the Home Office. On the policing pledge, there is concern about how the police inform victims about the progress of cases. That is a real worry … Continue reading

Health Questions – Diabetes

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): In declaring my interest as a sufferer from type 2 diabetes, I welcome the Health Secretary’s proposed visit to the Silver Star centre in Leicester, whose aim is to raise awareness so that people can … Continue reading

Dormant Bank Account Debate

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I did not have the pleasure of serving on the Committee, but judging from the speeches of my hon. Friend the Minister and the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban), it sounded like a particularly … Continue reading

Point of Order

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, I and several other Members received letters inviting us to join the cross-party group on balanced migration, but when I applied, I was told by the secretary that … Continue reading

Business of the House

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): The Leader of the House will recall that on 5 July 1991, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International was closed. Thousands of people were put out of work and depositors, including the Western Isles … Continue reading

Westminster Hall Debate: Sri Lanka

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz: Before the Minister talks about the tsunami, a simple message could be sent to the Sri Lankan Government. We are giving aid because they have displaced all those people, and the simple message from the British Government should … Continue reading

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