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Results 61–80 of 9535 for speaker:Keith Vaz

Legal Aid Bill [Lords] (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the Solicitor-General tell the House how many members of the board are lawyers and how many are former or present consumers of the legal aid system? In other words, how many of them have actually applied for legal aid in the past?

Legal Aid Bill [Lords] (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: On this last point—

Legal Aid Bill [Lords] (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: The hon. and learned Gentleman has not answered the question about how many members of the new legal aid board are black and how many are women.

Legal Aid Bill [Lords] (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: Indeed, as the hon. Member for Coward Chance asks, how many are homosexual?

Legal Aid Bill [Lords] (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: rose—

New Clause: Members of Diplomatic Missions (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: My hon. Friend mentioned the figures given by the hon. Member for Richmond and Barnes (Mr. Hanley). Does he recall that, in Committee, when reference was made by the Government in clause 4 to the seven-year limit, the hon. Gentleman volunteered the information that that was the limit that had been adhered to in the Limitation Act 1963? That is another example to show that figures and...

New Clause: Members of Diplomatic Missions (4 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: I take up my hon. Friend's comment about nasty things being hidden beneath the stones. It is refreshing to see the Minister of State in his place, and perhaps he will tell us something about the unopened letters at Lunar house. We hear his dulcet tones on "The World at One", but it would be more helpful if he made a statement on the current position at Lunar house.

P and O Dispute: Business of the House (5 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the Leader of the House make time available for an urgent debate about the state of Britain's footwear industry? Is he aware that there are 11,000 footwear workers in Leicestershire and in other parts of the midlands? Is he also aware of the new figures published by the British Footwear Manufacturers Federation which show that the imports have increased dramatically over the past month?...

Business of the House (26 May 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the Leader of the House make time available in the near future for a debate on the guidelines and criteria used by the Home Secretary to determine the allocation of police officers to the various police constabularies? Is he aware that, of the 450 officers available to be allocated this year, not one was allocated to Leicester constabulary, and that, despite the excellent work of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: East Midlands (7 Jun 1988)

Keith Vaz: Is the Minister aware that last week the Corah company, a leading east midlands firm with a national reputation has made 780 people redundant? I visited the firm yesterday and there was tremendous anxiety among those who have kept their jobs as well as those who will lose their jobs, about their employment prospects. There was special concern that, despite the financial position of the...

Rowntree plc (8 Jun 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Rowntree plc (8 Jun 1988)

Keith Vaz: My hon. Friend the Member for Pontefract and Castleford (Mr. Lofthouse) has mentioned the possibility of job losses in the north. I hope that he will note that there is a Rowntree factory in Leicester. It is a Fox's Glacier Mint factory. When I visited the factory last week, there was widespread anxiety shown by the work force, especially as this is the third takeover that it has been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration (23 Jun 1988)

Keith Vaz: Bearing in mind the revelations in The Guardian this week that Home Office officials were keeping information from the Minister about asylum seekers, what assurance can he give that the information that he has just given is accurate? Is it not the reality that hon. Members with large amounts of immigration casework are receiving information from their constituents that single relatives...

Orders of the Day — Housing Bill: Policing (Leicestershire) (27 Jun 1988)

Keith Vaz: The good fortune of the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Latham) is shared by all of us and we are all grateful to him for allowing us the chance to participate in the debate. This is, of course, a central issue of concern to people in Leicestershire and the city of Leicester. One crime is committed every 10 minutes in the county and, last year, 50,900 crimes were committed,...

Footwear and Textile Industries (Leicester) (30 Jun 1988)

Keith Vaz: This is the first time that a debate has taken place in this House specifically on the subjects of the footwear and textile industries in Leicester. Those two industries are embellished in the history of the city. They are interwoven in its social fabric. I would like to pay tribute to the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers, its president David Lambett, the National Union of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: Does the Prime Minister agree that it is one of the fundamental principles of our democracy that all our citizens should have equal access to the law and to proper legal advice? If she does, how does she square those sentiments with the proposals in the Legal Aid Bill, which seeks to deny citizens the right to select the lawyer or legal adviser of their choice? Is she not deeply ashamed,...

Education (Right to Nursery Places) (13 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to place on local authorities the statutory duty to provide free nursery places for all children at local authority nurseries. Education begins from birth. The true value of our society is the way in which we prepare for our future. Investing in our children and securing for them the best possible opportunities and facilities is the...

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: rose—

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: I will not comment on the speech of the hon. Member for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow). I was told before I came to the House that it had a number of ranters and ravers and we have just met the ultimate ranter and raver. He is a silly man and his speech, dangerous though it was, should be consigned to the dustbin of history. Let me deal now with the rules and the Immigration Act 1988 which...

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: I shall not give way. No party took place in the queues abroad in places such as Karachi and Islamabad where people have been waiting for many months, and possibly years, for an interview. The rules and the Act are undemocratic and unjust. They break promises made by successive Governments, Labour and Conservative, since 1971, and they introduce fees that have never existed before for...

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