Monthly Archives: July 2013

Keith Vaz meets with Seshiyan Thomsson in relation to the death of his daughter Georgianna

Keith has recently met with Seshiyan Thomsson regarding the death of his daughter Georgianna Thomsson, an 18-year-old aspiring astronaut from Chennai.

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Home Affairs Committee warns the UK failing to win the war on e-crime

The Home Affairs Committee, of which Keith is Chairman, has published its first ever report on e-crime. The Committee concluded that: A dedicated state of the art espionage response team should be established so that British companies, media, and institutions can … Continue reading

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Keith celebrates with the Goan community in Hounslow

Keith was guest of honour at the 10th London Goan festival held in Hounslow. Over 5000 people attended the largest celebration of Goan culture in Europe.

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Keith hosts reception for police constables in Parliament

Keith has hosted a reception for police constables in England and Wales in parliament. The event was attended by around 60 people. Also in attendance was Damian Green MP, the Policing Minister.

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Keith speaks on EU Opt-Out

Keith spoke in Parliament in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Opt-Out debate. In his speech he stressed the importance of Parliament’s scrutiny process and the role of Select Committees.

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Keith visits Leicester College to discuss budget cuts

Keith met with the principal of Leicester College Verity Hancock to discuss cuts to the college’s budget. From September 2013, due to the Government’s cuts to the higher education budget, they are facing a £4million cut to their own budget. … Continue reading

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Keith launches national campaign to ban sugary drinks in schools

Keith has launched a campaign to ban the sale of sugary drinks in schools nationwide. Keith kick-started the campaign on a visit to Abbey Primary School, where he joined pupils in a game of handball to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Keith hands out awards to pupils with 100% attendance at Abbey Primary

Keith has presented a number of children with awards for 100% attendance at Abbey Primary School on the last day before the summer holidays. The children held a special assembly in which the awards were presented.

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Keith speaks out at Migrants’ Rights Network event on family migration rules

The Migrants’ Rights Network, a non-governmental organisation that campaigns for the rights of migrants through lobbying, campaigns and media work, recently held an event in Parliament on the anniversary of the introduction of new family migration rules. Under the new … Continue reading

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Hamilton Community College students visit Parliament

Keith met students from Hamilton Community College during their visit to Parliament. He was very impressed by the level of knowledge that they displayed about Parliamentary procedure. Also present was Sera Shortland, the politics teacher at Hamilton and the co-ordinator … Continue reading

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