Monthly Archives: May 2013

Keith Announces Indian Visa Centre in Leicester

A 20 year campaign to establish an Indian Visa Centre in Leicester has been brought to an end with an announcement that Leicester will get an Indian visa application centre of its own.  Keith announced the news at a lunch held in honour of the Dr … Continue reading

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Keith visits Europol

Keith visited Europol in The Hague and met with the Director-General Rob Wainwright. He discussed European policing co-operation on issues such as terrorism, child sexual exploitation and cyber-crime.

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Keith visits Bucharest as part of Home Affairs Committee inquiry into lifting of restrictions on workers from Romania and Bulgaria

Keith recently took part in a two-day visit to Romania in his capacity as Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. The Committee visited Bucharest between Monday 20 and Wednesday 22 May as part of its inquiry into transitional restrictions on … Continue reading

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Keith presents aHUS Petition to Parliament

Keith presented the aHUS UK petition to Parliament on Tuesday on behalf of his constituent Mr Trevor Murby from Hamilton, Leicester. The petition urged the Government to allow immediate and unrestricted access to the life-saving Eculizumab drug for Atypical Haemolytic … Continue reading

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Warm welcome for play area revamp

Around sixty local schoolchildren joined Keith to celebrate the completion of a £40,000 refurbishment of a popular neighbourhood play area on Friday. Pupils from Wyvern Primary School joined Keith and Assistant City Mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair to launch the … Continue reading

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Yemen Education Minister gives thumbs up to English language learning initiative

The Yemeni Education Minister, Dr Abdul-Razaq Al-Ashwal, has begun learning English via Skype. The first Skype lesson was held in Parliament with Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen. The initiative marks the start of an … Continue reading

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First Mango Festival in Leicester a great success!

The first Mango Festival held in Leicester, marking the start of the Mango season, has been hailed as a great success. The Festival took place at Cossington Street Recreation Ground, Leicester on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013. The four … Continue reading

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Keith attends the 13th Finance, Banking and Insurance event at the House of Commons

Keith recently attended the launch of the 13th Annual Finance, Banking and Insurance (FBI) 2013 magazine in the House of Commons. The keynote speech was given by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid,. At the event over 250 invited guests … Continue reading

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