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Results 121–140 of 9535 for speaker:Keith Vaz

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 1989)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 7 February.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 1989)

Keith Vaz: The Prime Minister has spent the past 10 years lecturing the nation on law and order. Is she aware that in Leicestershire violent crime has risen by 73 per cent. during that period? In his miserable attempt to deal with the problem, the Home Secretary has announced an increase of only an extra 18 police officers, despite the request by the chief constable for an extra 89 officers. When will...

Hospital Closures (Leicestershire) (8 Feb 1989)

Keith Vaz: I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the announcement by Leicestershire health authority of the closure of seven hospitals in the area. This morning, I and hundreds of others, including small children born in these hospitals, attended...

Local Government and Housing Bill [Money] (14 Feb 1989)

Keith Vaz: Will my hon. Friend consider the example of my sister, whom he knows, who is deputy leader of the London borough of Ealing and has recently taken up an appointment as a solicitor for the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham? If the Bill becomes law, she will have to choose. Many oft he officers mentioned by the hon. Member for Pembroke (Mr. Bennett) and others are in public service as...

Iran (21 Feb 1989)

Keith Vaz: Will the Foreign Secretary join me in acknowledging the positive and important contribution that the Moslem community has made to the development of good community relations in Britain? Will he take great care in the statements that he makes, in this House and outside, to ensure that none of the hostility and aggression that is directed against a foreign power can be seen to be directed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science: New Teachers (28 Feb 1989)

Keith Vaz: The Secretary of State may like to know that last week I conducted a survey of schools in my constituency which revealed an appalling recruitment record. One headmaster stated that he had left to become a double glazing salesperson, and one class had had 12 different teachers in the past year. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the crisis of confidence in our education system is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Manpower (Leicestershire) (2 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: Is the Minister aware that his Department has just approved the establishment of a divisional headquarters in my constituency, at a cost to the taxpayer of £2·3 million, as a result of a campaign by local residents? Bearing in mind the figures that have been correctly put by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner), in real terms there are only a couple of...

Leicestershire Constabulary (6 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the action of the Home Office in regard to the investigations into the Leicestershire constabulary". A year or so ago, Colin Pitchfork was jailed for life for the brutal murder of two Leicestershire...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Fighter Aircraft (7 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent decisions he has made in respect of procurement of a radar system for the European fighter aircraft.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Fighter Aircraft (7 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: Will the Minister ensure that any decision that is made on new radar systems for European fighter aircraft will benefit Britain's electronic and radar industry? Does he not agree that the real choice is between a British system and a ravamped version of the old Hughes system? If the latter is chosen, will not that perhaps be the death knell for Britain's radar research base? Will the Minister...

Business of the House (9 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: Is the Leader of the House aware that today a number of hon. Members representing inner-city seats received a letter from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster announcing the closure of a number of task forces? The Leader of the House will recall that the establishment of a task force in Leicester was a plank of the Government's inner-city policy and that I and other hon. Members pointed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Textile Industry (15 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that from 31 October last year until now is far too long to wait before meeting the federation? The Minister should urgently seek a meeting with representatives of the wool and textile industries. When I and other hon. Members met them a fortnight ago, representatives of those industries gave the Government a very rough ride and criticised the lack of Government...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Textile Industry (15 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: Yes, and of standing up for British interests.

Orders of the Day — Clause 161: Legal Aid (22 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: We must look at the draft regulations in the context of the Government's policies on legal aid and the way in which the profession now views the Government. The profession has lost confidence in the way in which the Government have been operating the legal aid scheme, as have the consumers. The past 10 years have seen a multiplicity of legislation that has had a great effect on social and...

Orders of the Day — Clause 161: Legal Aid (22 Mar 1989)

Keith Vaz: Will the Solicitor-General give way on that point?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Apr 1989)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 4 April.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Apr 1989)

Keith Vaz: The Prime Minister will recall encouraging millions of people throughout the country to buy their own council homes. Will she now put the Government's money where her mouth is or, rather, was, and provide financial assistance to constituents of mine and other hon. Members who have taken her at her word, purchased their council houses and found them to be seriously defective? Will she support...

Business of the House (6 Apr 1989)

Keith Vaz: Could we have a statement or debate on the operation of regulations made under section 1 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984? After a four-year campaign by shopkeepers and residents in the East Park road area of my constituency, the city council established some laybys but, because of the provisions of section 1 of the Act, nobody can park in them until the double yellow lines have been...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Environmental Assessments (18 Apr 1989)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what training and information has been given to the agricultural inspectorate on environmental assessment associated with the Food and Environment Protection Act.

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Environmental Assessments (18 Apr 1989)

Keith Vaz: What publications have been made available to the agricultural inspectorate to assist it with this important work?


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