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Procedure for Appointing Judges — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (8 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: I am most grateful to the Chair of the Select Committee for giving way. May I declare my interest, which I forgot to do earlier, as a non-practising barrister? My wife is a part-time judge. I put this to the hon. Gentleman: with the system we have now—as opposed to the old system, where the Lord Chancellor made the decision himself, and it was only men who were Lord Chancellor in those...

Procedure for Appointing Judges — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (8 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: I am most grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way for a second time and enabling me to tempt him a little further. The cut-off age has deprived us of some pretty distinguished judges. Does he think we should go that step further and raise the limit from 70 to 75? Can I tempt him down that road?

Procedure for Appointing Judges — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (8 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate, and I join him in congratulating the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh South West (Joanna Cherry) on the stunning cases that she brought over the past two weeks. Regarding diversity, the old system required the Lord Chancellor to make all the appointments of the judiciary on the advice of civil servants. Does the hon....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Medical Equipment (8 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flash glucose monitors and sensors were prescribed from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 in each CCG area.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police Federation of England and Wales (8 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she next plans to meet with the Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

Written Answers — Prime Minister: Yemen: Armed Conflict (7 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with with (a) President Trump, (b) President Rouhani and (c) his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the situation in Yemen.

Written Answers — Home Office: Leicestershire Police: Recruitment (7 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 July 2019, if her Department will estimate the number of new police officer posts that will be established by Leicestershire Police by 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Consultants (7 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many retired police officers have been engaged by police services in a consulting role in each year since 2016.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Recruitment (7 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 July 2019, how many of the vacancies for additional police officers to be recruited by 2022 had been advertised before 23 July 2019.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia (7 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the financial value was of arms exports to each member of the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen since 2015.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Supreme Court (7 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the President of the Supreme Court.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Airports (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his counterparts in (a) the Government of Saudi Arabia and (b) the Government of Yemen on (i) opening Sana’a International airport, (ii) implementing a UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to facilitate traffic through the airport and (iii) facilitating direct international...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Peace Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to open direct talks with the Houthi leadership in Sana’a to find a solution to the conflict in Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Peace Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his Saudi Arabian and Government of Yemen counterparts on holding direct talks with the Houthi leadership to broker a nationwide ceasefire; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Human Rights (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has held with his (a) Saudi Arabian, (b) Emirati and (c) Government of Yemen counterparts to facilitate access for the UN Humans Rights Council Panel of Eminent Experts to all regions of Yemen including Sana’a.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Sanitation (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the operability of urban water and sanitation plants by each governorate in Yemen.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Public Sector (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the proportion of Yemeni Government workers by each Governorate in receipt of salary payments; and what the regularity of those payments is.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: International Assistance (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value and (b) tonnage of commercial imports of (i) food, (ii) fuel, (iii) medical supplies and (iv) essential materials awaiting transshipment using letters of credit issued by the Government of Yemen.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Judiciary: Ministers (3 Oct 2019)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the guidance issued to Ministers on relations with the judiciary.

Arms Export Licences (Saudi Arabia) (26 Sep 2019)

Keith Vaz: The Secretary of State’s apology is welcome, but the narrative is shameful. In August this year, 236 Yemenis were killed, and the bombing raids reached 20,000. Last week a bomb fell on a mosque, and a bomb fell on a family eating their dinner. What do they put on the death certificate? Do they put “death caused by administrative error”?


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