Speeches and Articles

House Magazine – Q & A on Succession Bill

June 14th, 2011

House Magazine – January 24th 2011 – Keith Vaz Q&A on the introduction of his Succession to the Crown bill. Why have you decided to introduce this bill? Gender equality has been the cornerstone of British society for more than … Continue reading

Tribune – Immigration

June 14th, 2011

Introduction The great debate on immigration has begun. After many years during which the subject has been taboo both Alan Johnson and Gordon Brown want to engage the public with this issue. This is welcome, timely and long over due. … Continue reading

House Magazine – The 30 year anniversary of the Select Committee

June 14th, 2011
House of Commons

My first full session as Chair of the Home Affairs Committee has proved quite a remarkable one with a number of highlights that have made me realise the full force that a Select Committee can have on the political landscape! … Continue reading

Progress – The Gurkha’s last battle

June 14th, 2011

We should never forget that where there is a public will, there should always be a political way. The Gurkhas and their supporters have run a magnificent campaign which has been very successful in rallying support from the public, parliament … Continue reading

Adjounrment Debate BCCI

June 14th, 2011

Thursday 20 November 2008 Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I am grateful for the opportunity to raise in the House tonight the long-running saga of the liquidation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. I am delighted to see … Continue reading

General Debate – Points Based Immigration System

June 14th, 2011
House of Commons

24 April 2008 Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I have paid tribute to the fact that the Minister has been all over the country meeting communities. What message has he received from them about the points-based system? Mr. Byrne: My … Continue reading

Ten Minute Rule Bill (Race Relations) – First Reading

June 14th, 2011
House of Commons

6 February 2008 I beg to move That leave be given to bring in a Bill to exclude from the operation of the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 certain matters relating to the … Continue reading

Lisbon Treaty – (1st Allotted Day)

June 14th, 2011

29 January 2008 Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Grieve), who has won many awards for his parliamentary skill and ability. Sadly however, he concentrated in his speech … Continue reading

Opposition Day Debate – Human Trafficking

June 14th, 2011

16 January 2008 Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for East Devon (Mr. Swire), and to have been listening to such an important debate with so many excellent contributions, such as those … Continue reading

Westminster Hall debate – Police Funding

June 14th, 2011

10 January 2008 Keith Vaz (Leicester, East) (Lab): I am grateful to the Liaison Committee and to you, LadyWinterton, for the opportunity to allow the House to debate the fourth report of the Home Affairs Committee from the last session, … Continue reading

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