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Results 41–60 of 9535 for speaker:Keith Vaz

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: The purpose of legislation was to alter the decision made by members of the Court of Appeal and the other place in a number of immigration cases. It was referred to in an interview which the Minister gave to The Guardian the week before Second Reading, when he described the Bill as an attempt to close loopholes and to stop judicial activism. The Bill sought to reverse the decision of the...

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: I will give way when I have finished this point.

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: I will give way in a moment. I do not know why the Minister is getting so excited. The Minister has talked about the waste of taxpayers' money on me being shown round Lunar house. I am a Member of Parliament who has dealt with over 2,000 immigration cases since my election. The Minister recently went to the sub-continent. The cost of his trip was £10,600. I think that the exependiture...

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: The Minister has a nerve to tell us that we have not raised these matters before. We have raised them every day in Committee. We have proffered examples. My hon. Friends the Members for Bradford, West (Mr. Madden), for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms. Abbott) and I have come forward with solutions, but he chose not to take those solutions. Four days after I went to Lunar house and...

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: No, the Minister can take up this point in his wind-up. He will have plenty of time.

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: I will not give way. When the Minister spoke earlier, he gave us no new information about the way in which representations by Members of Parliament operated. All he said was that he was seeking consultation. I will give way to the Minister in a minute if he hangs on, when I have developed this point. I would like the Minister to tell us in his wind-up speech, if he is proposing to wind up,...

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: I am only introducing matters in the same way that the Minister did when he moved the Third Reading. His point is wholly frivolous. The meeting was planned two months ago. It was planned because Home Office officials wrote to the county council two months ago and requested a visit to Leicester. My hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, South and my hon. and learned Friend the Member for...

Order of the Day: Minor Amendments (16 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: The Minister says that it was a waste of time. I believe that immigration issues are of great importance to many people in this country. However, we cannot see a single clause or even sentence in the Bill that will relieve the hardship and misery of the many thousands who wait in queues—not just those waiting for applications in this country, but those who are confined to the misery of a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration (18 Feb 1988)

Keith Vaz: As there are 200,000 items of unopened mail at Lunar house, is it not undesirable that Members of Parliament should be made to deal with Croydon and face delays? Will the Minister tell the House that he will go out into the cities and provinces to speak to organisations that deal with immigration before he puts any proposals on this issue before the House?

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Urban and Rural Areas (13 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree that one of the lessons to be drawn from the Leicester experience is the Government's inability to co-operate with and consult the local authority? That is why the inner city initiative in Leicester has been such a disaster.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Economic Assistance (Leicester) (14 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take to assist the local economy in Leicester.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Economic Assistance (Leicester) (14 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: Does the Minister agree that one way in which the Government could positively affect the economy in Leicester would be by the Treasury releasing to the Department of the Environment the £30 million that has been stolen from the people of Leicester through cuts in the housing investment programme? Does he not accept that the expenditure of these resources would provide more jobs and more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Electrification (18 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: Is the Minister aware that Leicestershire county council has commissioned a report on the electrification of the London to Leicester line? Is he further aware that Leicestershire county council, Leicester city council, Nottinghamshire county council, Derby city council and Sheffield city council all support the idea of an electrified line between London and Leicester? What advice does he...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Crown Prosecution Service (18 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: Does the Attorney-General agree that one way to solve the crisis in the Leicestershire Crown Prosecution Service would be to split it from the Northamptonshire CPS, so that each operates separately and recruits separately to fill the existing vacancies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Prisoners (Non-violent Crimes) (21 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: Is the Home Secretary aware that on 10 April 1988 the board of visitors of Welford road prison, Leicester, published a report that was highly critical of the Home Office, and that the chairman of the board, Mr. Dennis Rice, said that Welford road prison remains afloat with a combination of miracle and luck? Is he also aware that the prison was built for 200 inmates but that it now houses, on...

Opposition Day: British Railways (No. 2) Bill (27 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: My hon. Friend means St. Pancras.

Opposition Day: British Railways (No. 2) Bill (27 Apr 1988)

Keith Vaz: Not for long.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Youth Employment (Leicester) (3 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he proposes to take to boost youth employment prospects in Leicester.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Youth Employment (Leicester) (3 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: Is the Minister aware of the existence of the Leicester enterprise board, which was established by Leicester city council, whose guidelines include promoting youth employment and providing grants to local business men? Does he agree that one way to boost the prospects for youth employment in Leicester would be for the Government to provide the local authority with resources to allow it to...

Legal Aid Bill [Lords] (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: Has the hon. and learned Gentleman seen the results of the Law Society's survey which was published on Monday this week and which showed that, since 1983, 40 per cent. of the solicitors doing legal aid work either have decided to give up the work because of the remuneration, or are considering giving it up? What effect will the Bill have on those solicitors who are left administering the...


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