Parliamentary News

Middle East unrest

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I join the hon. Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen) in welcoming the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Yemen-the first by a British Foreign Secretary since reunification? I am sorry that he was not … Continue reading

Student Visas

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I congratulate the hon. Gentleman both on securing the debate and on having sat through the entire Select Committee sitting this morning. He will have heard every single witness, including the Minister and the representative … Continue reading

EU Council and North Africa

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Were there any discussions at the European Council concerning Yemen? The Prime Minister will be aware of how important that country is in the fight against terrorism, and of the excellent talks between the Foreign … Continue reading

Police

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): The Minister has rightly put the emphasis on the local areas, because it is their budget in the end. Does he not agree, however, that there is a responsibility on the Home Office to show … Continue reading

Legal Aid Reform

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Does she agree that one of the issues that should be addressed is poor decision making by public authorities, particularly in immigration, where the UK Border … Continue reading

Alcohol Minimum Pricing

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): It is a pleasure to be present in a debate under your chairmanship, Mr Sheridan, and to follow the hon. Member for Burton (Andrew Griffiths), who made an eloquent and thoughtful speech. I think that … Continue reading

European Union

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I hope to be as brief as the hon. Member for Brigg and Goole (Andrew Percy). I came into the Chamber this evening to support new clause 11. That support was underlined by the thoughtful … Continue reading

Counter-terrorism review

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I welcome the reduction in the detention period and the changes to control orders, although we will need more detail on exactly what they mean. I also welcome the Home Secretary’s attempt to try … Continue reading

Bangladesh Prime Minister

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Will the Prime Minister join me in welcoming the visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom and to Parliament? Apparently, a few years ago, when she came to Prime Minister’s questions, … Continue reading

Alcohol

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): As the Home Secretary knows, 50% of crimes are alcohol-related, according to the British crime survey. May I welcome the Government’s proposals for a minimum price for alcohol? They are of course in keeping with … Continue reading

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