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Prayers: Tourism (3 Jul 1987)

Keith Vaz: I am grateful to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for granting me the opportunity to address the House for the first time. My constituency of Leicester, East was held by the Labour party from 1945 to 1983. Despite the considerable efforts of my predecessor as candidate, Miss Patricia Hewitt, a Conservative Member was returned in 1983. However, after that brief experiment. on 11 June it returned to...

Law Centres (24 Jul 1987)

Keith Vaz: I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the important issue of the continued funding and extension of funding of law centres. The last time the House debated law centres was on 13 March 1986, at the unfriendly hour of 2.46 am. That debate was held on a motion moved by the hon. Member for Tyne Bridge (Mr. Clelland) and concerned two law centres in his constituency—in Gateshead and...

Law Centres (24 Jul 1987)

Keith Vaz: Does the Solicitor-General believe that justice should be cost-effective?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Nationality (5 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: Even though £60 may seem a fantastic bargain for hon. Members on the huge salaries that we get, does the Minister agree that for those on supplementary benefit it is an enormous hardship? Is he aware that serious delays in the issuing of nationality forms have prejudiced the rights of people who wish to exercise their rights?

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: rose—

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: rose—

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: Rather than limit the length of stay for a visitor, is not the most appropriate course to provide more resources for Lunar house, such as the staff who were promised when the visa changes were announced last year?

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: I join other hon. Members in congratulating my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington (Ms. Abbott) on her eloquent speech. We have witnessed a piece of history as she is the first black woman to speak in the Chamber. I am worried by some of the comments made by Conservative Members and I wonder whether we should suggest at business questions that a racism awareness...

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: The hon. Gentleman is saying that the proposals will lead to mass immigration and that that will not lead to good race relations. Let us consider Leicester. My hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, South (Mr. Marshall) is here. Leicester has experienced massive immigration. Almost 60,000 Asians have come to Leicester in the last 20 years. Race relations in Leicester are excellent. Each...

Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill (16 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: rose—

Opposition Day: Housing Estates (Vandalism) (17 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: I congratulate my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner) on his good fortune in obtaining this debate, and on the work that he has done over 17 years in Leicester in promoting the interests of the outer estates. As a fellow Leicester Member, I associate myself with his comments. I feel very worried about the Government's obsession with inner city areas. Like my...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Manufacturing Industry (26 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current level of investment in manufacturing industry.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Manufacturing Industry (26 Nov 1987)

Keith Vaz: Is the Minister aware that, on Tuesday of this week, the all-party footwear and leather committee reconvened in the House? Is he also aware that, since 1979, investment in the footwear and leather industry — vital to Leicester and the east midlands—has declined by 20 per cent.? What is the Chancellor proposing to do about that, not just as the Chancellor, but as a Leicestershire Member of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Dec 1987)

Keith Vaz: Has The Prime Minister had an opportunity to read Saturday's edition of the Leicester Mercury,in which it was announced that £240,000 of Government money would be spent on a private hospital in Leicester? Is she as appalled as I am at that misuse of public money? Does she not agree that if there is money to be spent on the Health Service it should be spent on National Health Service...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water Charges (2 Dec 1987)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what research is being undertaken on alternative methods of charging for water if rates are abolished.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Water Charges (2 Dec 1987)

Keith Vaz: Bearing in mind what the Secretary of State said on 21 October this year in the House, is he still considering the possibility of introducing a tap tax? Is he aware that when a window tax was introduced in 1697 it resulted in many people having to brick up their windows and that eventually the tax was abolished in 1851? Is he as concerned as I am at the social implications, expecially for the...

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill (7 Dec 1987)

Keith Vaz: It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Ipswich (Mr. Irvine). He claims a special interest in practically every debate. He last spoke in a debate on Scotland, which is strange for a Member who represents a constituency in East Anglia. Conservative Members have made great play of the fact that they are seeking to reform the Health Service. Indeed, one Conservative Member posed...

Orders of the Day — Health and Medicines Bill (7 Dec 1987)

Keith Vaz: If the hon. Lady were to visit Leicestershire health authority she would discover that there are severe problems with the chiropody service and that people cannot get the treatment that they need. But that intervention was not particularly relevant to what I was saying. During the past 20 years, there has been a consensus that the NHS should be supported by both the Government and the...


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