Monthly Archives: May 2012

Committee publishes report into the work of the Permanent Secretary

Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said: “Progress has been made and we are pleased that the Home Office has accepted our previous recommendations on procurement. If it is to find £1.8bn savings it will have to … Continue reading

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Keith meets Columbian Brigadier General to discuss drugs

Keith met with Brigadier General Perez, the head of the Anti-Narcotics Unit in Columbia to discuss recent developments in the fight against drugs in Columbia. Keith initially met with the Brigadier General in March whilst the Committee were visiting Columbia.

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Keith addresses Chief Constables at ACPO Conference

Keith addressed Chief Constables at the Association of Chief Police Officers conference in Manchester last Thursday. He urged ACPO to make its voice heard over government changes to the Police Service. He called on Chief Constables “to rise to the … Continue reading

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Keith visits Portuguese Ambassador to discuss drugs

Keith and members of the Home Affairs Select Committee met with the Portuguese Ambassador, Joao de Vallera to discuss drugs. The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, is currently undertaking an inquiry into drugs. As part of this they … Continue reading

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Keith welcomes Sushmita to Leicester

Bollywood superstar and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen caused a stir on a recent visit to Leicester. The star was invited by Keith to support the diabetes charity Silver Star. She met with pupils of Mellor Community Primary School and … Continue reading

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Keith discusses extradition process with Richard O’Dwyer

Keith met with Chesterfield student Richard O’Dwyer and his mother, Julia yesterday. Mr O’Dwyer is facing extradition to the United States to face copyright charges. Keith discussed the extradition process and Richard’s case. The Home Affairs Committee, which Keith Chairs … Continue reading

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Keith holds Private Investigator’s seminar in Parliament.

Keith holds Private Investigator’s seminar in Parliament. As part of its inquiry on Private Investigators, the Home Affairs Committee held a seminar on the regulation of the industry. The Committee heard from Richard Thomas CBE, former Information Commissioner, two people … Continue reading

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Keith welcomes biometric visa centre success for Leicester

Keith has welcomed the successful conclusion of his campaign to secure a biometric visa centre for the city. After meeting with Rob Whiteman, Head of UKBA, Damian Green, the Immigration Minister and Paula Vennells Managing-Director of the Post Office, they … Continue reading

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Keith attends police officer rally

Keith attended the Police Federation Rally in Central London today. Over 20,000 police officers from up and down the country joined the rally in protest against Government cuts to policing. Keith met with Police Federation Chairman Paul McKeever and police … Continue reading

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Keith lobbies Coca Cola at their Headquarters in Atlanta

Keith lobbied Coca Cola Headquarters in Atlanta on his 10 Minute Rule Bill, which requires soft drinks companies to reduce the amount of sugar in their drinks, and put some of their profits back into diabetes research. In 2010 Coca-Cola … Continue reading

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