Parliamentary News

North Africa and the Middle East

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz: I am most grateful to the Foreign Secretary for allowing this intervention. May I take him to Yemen? He might not have mentioned Yemen yet, but he might be mentioning it later in his speech, so may I … Continue reading

Council of Ministers

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): One of the priorities of the presidency must surely be the securing of the EU border. Has the Minister had any discussions with the Hungarian Foreign Minister about the deployment by Frontex of a rapid … Continue reading

Hindi Radio Service (BBC)

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate and on getting the climbdown from the BBC, but does he agree that this reprieve is not enough? We need to settle this matter once and … Continue reading

Japan and the Middle East

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Was there any discussion at the European Council about the situation in Yemen? The Prime Minister will know that the situation has deteriorated badly, with violence spreading to many cities. It is surely not in … Continue reading

Education Maintenance Allowance Petition

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): A few weeks ago, my hon. Friends the Members for Leicester South (Sir Peter Soulsby) and for Leicester West (Liz Kendall) and I launched a city-wide petition against the Government’s proposals to abolish the education … Continue reading

Libya and the Middle East

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): The Foreign Secretary has announced a change in travel advice for Yemen. Last week, the Secretary of State for International Development generously, and correctly in my view, increased aid to Yemen to record levels. Is … Continue reading

Police Force (Paperwork)

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I welcome the Home Secretary’s commitment to reducing police bureaucracy. As she knows, in October last year Jan Berry published her report and made 32 recommendations. How many of those recommendations have now been implemented? … Continue reading

Bahrain

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I welcome the tone and content of the Foreign Secretary’s statement? Bahrain has a long-standing relationship with our country, and it is seeking to reform in the context of its own philosophy. I do … Continue reading

Friends of Yemen

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I warmly welcome the Minister’s visit to Yemen last week. I ask him to put one item on the agenda of the Friends of Yemen meeting-namely, the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Aden hospital, which … Continue reading

Sex Offenders register

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): The Home Secretary has struck exactly the right tone today, and it is heartening to hear both Front Benchers being very clear about where they stand on this issue. Protection of the public is the … Continue reading

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