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Results 81–100 of 9535 for speaker:Keith Vaz

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: My hon. Friend has much experience in these matters and that leads me on to my next point—the crisis that exists at Lunar house. On 16 November when the Home Secretary introduced the Immigration Bill he talked about providing a better customer service. Throughout the Immigration Bill Standing Committee the Minister talked about customer service and good value for money as if he were a...

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: rose——

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Immigration (27 Jul 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the Minister give way?

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Jobcentres (25 Oct 1988)

Keith Vaz: Does the Minister accept that, rather than contracting the jobcentre network, the Government should be expanding it, specifically for those who live in the outer areas of cities? Does he not accept that the prohibitive costs of transport prevent many people from travelling into inner-city areas to use the facilities offered by jobcentres? Will he give sympathetic consideration to the creation...

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill: Charges for Dental Appliances and Treatment (1 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: Yesterday afternoon, I led a delegation of pensioners from my constituency to meet the Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing street. We took her a giant pair of spectacles which measured 2ft 6in across, and a giant tooth. The more uncharitable among us might suggest that they were the right size for the Prime Minister in view of the size of her head and mouth. Of course, I am not that...

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill: Charges for Dental Appliances and Treatment (1 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: That is quite right. I have had three pay rises in the year and a half in which I have been a Member of Parliament, for which I did not have to bargain. Many of my constituents and the constituents of my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner) are unable to afford the charges. The experts in Leicester are united. The secretary of the family practitioner committee...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Manpower, Leicestershire (3 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has received any further representations seeking more police officers in Leicestershire; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Manpower, Leicestershire (3 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: Following the friendly exchange between the Minister and the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Latham) on the previous question, may I ask whether the Minister in aware of the deep outrage and anger in Leicestershire against the Government, and the Home Secretary in particular, because of their failure to allocate a single extra police officer for the entire county in this year's...

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Energy Conservation (7 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: To ask the. Secretary of State for Energy what conclusions he has drawn from the energy conservation schemes in Leicester; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy: Energy Conservation (7 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the Minister join me in congratulating Leicester city council and the energy consortium there on the success of the scheme? Will he assure the House that his plans for privatisation will not in any way affect the success of the scheme? In particular, will he confirm that area boards will be entitled to have the freedom to conclude contracts with the consortia, irrespective of the...

Clause 35: Hospital Service, Leicestershire (9 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Latham) for the opportunity to take part in the debate. I congratulate him on the impressive stand that he took in the debate on the imposition of charges for eye and dental tests which we both agree will deny many people, especially the elderly, the right to medical services. It is appropriate that we should discuss the Health...

Student Support (White Paper) (9 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: The Secretary of State will recall that he recently visited Leicester university. He will remember that for two reasons: first, he was hit by a very large pot of yogurt—which I deplore, because it was a waste of yogurt—and, secondly, he had a meeting with the president of the students union in Leicester, who spoke about the fact that students at Leicester university were suffering from...

Immigration Guidelines (10 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: Will the Minister give way?

Immigration Guidelines (10 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: The Minister comes before the House as living proof of the Government's incompetent handling of immigration policy during the past 10 years. On 16 November 1987 the Home Secretary came before the House to tell us that the Immigration Bill, which became the Immigration Act 1988, would provide a better customer service. Let us quickly examine the record: it is a catalogue of incompetence. At...

Immigration Guidelines (10 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: I agree. These cases are complex and cannot be dealt with quickly—that is what the Minister tells us in his replies. He says that there must be investigations, meetings and interviews. That cannot be done in five days. I shall not honour this time limit; I shall stick to the original limit of 12 days and supply my representations in that time—

Immigration Guidelines (10 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: I agree with my hon. Friend. The Minister may find that the guidelines are challengeable in the courts and that they will result in the abrogation of his responsibility as the Minister responsible for immigration. In my view, it is open to people to challenge the guidelines on the ground that they fetter the Minister's discretion to intervene. Much could have been done to improve the...

Points of Order (10 Nov 1988)

Keith Vaz: Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I informed the hon. Member for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow) that I intended to mention him in the debate. I wrote the note myself and, because I was participating in the debate and could not leave the Chamber, the note was given to my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington (Ms. Abbott) and she put the note in the...

Business of the House (1 Dec 1988)

Keith Vaz: When will the Leader of the House make time available for an early debate on the important issue of the allocation by the Home Secretary of more officers for the county and Metropolitan police forces? He will recall that, when the matter was last debated in the House, hon. Members from all parties expressed the concern felt by people who live in Leicestershire that no extra police officers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Employment, Training and Inner-City Policy (7 Dec 1988)

Keith Vaz: When the right hon. Gentleman considers future inner-city policy, will he learn from the mistakes that were made with the establishment of the inner-city task forces? Will he ensure that local authorities, such as mine in Leicester, are consulted fully before any of these policies are put into effect? Will he also consider extending the inner-city initiatives to the outer areas of cities,...


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