Monthly Archives: August 2011

Keith delighted at Dhoni degree

Keith Vaz was delighted to attend the ceremony by De Montfort University on Monday 29th August 2011 in which De Montfort University in Leicester conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on M.S. Dhoni, the captain of Indian World … Continue reading

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Keith visits riot hit areas

Keith has visited Clapham Junction, Birmingham, Tottenham and Leicester as part of fact finding for the Home Affairs Committee’s new inquiry into the public disorder seen across the country. He met with David Lammy MP in Tottenham and heard from … Continue reading

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Riot victim visits Parliament

Keith met with 20 year old riot victim Asyraf Haziq this week to express his sadness of the attack on the Malaysian student who had only been in London for 1 month. The Malaysian student was on his bicycle on … Continue reading

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Keith visits Leicester businesses affected by riots

Keith visited Highcross Shopping Centre on Saturday to speak to local businesses and residents about the public disorder Leicester suffered on Tuesday night. He also met with Police officers at Mansfield House Police Station to discuss the police response and … Continue reading

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Keith announces new Home Affairs Committee inquiry into Riots

Keith announced a new inquiry by the Home Affairs Select Committee into the riots that have occurred across the country in the past week. In an emergency Committee meeting on Thursday 11th August, MPs agreed on the terms of reference … Continue reading

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Keith surveys riot damage in Clapham Junction

Keith visited Clapham on Thursday 11th August to survey the damage caused by rioting on the evening of Monday 8th August. He met with Wandsworth Borough Commander David Musker who took him to sites in the Lavender Hill/ Clapham Junction … Continue reading

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Keith condemns city violence

Leicester East MP, Keith Vaz has condemned the violence witnessed in Leicester city last night. Keith said: “I strongly condemn the violence of groups of youth in Leicester last night. The damage this senseless criminality has caused will not be … Continue reading

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Keith announces emergency meeting of Home Affairs Select Committee to look into riots

The Home Affairs Select Committee has been recalled for an emergency meeting on Thursday to consider terms of reference for an inquiry into the recent riots. Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said: “I and members of … Continue reading

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Foreign Office response to Mr Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar petition

Keith wrote to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding a petition he received from Leicester East constituents. They were concerned about the Indian death penalty law which a Mr Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar faces. Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State … Continue reading

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Keith meets Mourinho at Leicester City game

Keith met Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho on Saturday, when his team played Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The game attracted a record 31,188 fans. Although Real Madrid won 2-1, Mourinho said that he believed that the Leicester … Continue reading

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