Parliamentary News

Immigration debate

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): My right hon. Friend is absolutely right that during my 23 years in this House and during his time here, there has been a shift in the tone of the debate. There is agreement that … Continue reading

Immigration Cap

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effect of implementation of the immigration cap on recruitment and retention in small businesses. [24741] The Secretary of … Continue reading

Yemen

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Mr Speaker, you very recently met the Speaker of the Yemeni Parliament, and President Obama and the Prime Minister spoke about Yemen last week at the G20. Processes are very welcome, as is Britain’s leadership … Continue reading

Guantanamo Civil Litigation Settlement

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): A year ago, I wrote on behalf of the Home Affairs Committee to the previous Attorney-General, asking about the police inquiries, and I see that the Secretary of State is surrounded by Law Officers today. … Continue reading

G20 Summit

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Did the Prime Minister have an opportunity to discuss with President Obama and others the situation in Yemen? After the bomb was discovered at East Midlands airport, the Prime Minister rang President Ali Abdullah Saleh, … Continue reading

Legal Aid and Civil cost reform

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): The last Government, of course, also cut legal aid. The issue is quality, and how we focus that legal aid. This morning, by chance, I visited our old college, where I saw the portraits of … Continue reading

Terrorist Asset Freezing Bill

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): I understand that 205 accounts have been frozen under the previous legislation. Does the Minister know whether there is any evidence of a link between any of those accounts and actual terrorist activity? I am … Continue reading

NUS Rally – Public Disorder

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I join those on both Front Benches in congratulating the Metropolitan police Commissioner on admitting what went wrong yesterday and holding a thorough investigation? I am sure that members of the Home Affairs Select … Continue reading

Strategic Defence and Security Review

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Of course the Opposition support what the Government are doing in Afghanistan but, as we saw from the events of this week, as al-Qaeda is displaced from Afghanistan, it ends up in places such as … Continue reading

Aviation Security Incident

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Mr Speaker, may I declare my interest, commend those who work in East Midlands airport, and warmly welcome the phone conversation between the Prime Minister and President Ali Abdullah Saleh? Does the Home Secretary not … Continue reading

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