Monthly Archives: November 2013

Indian Visa Centre opens in Leicester after 20 year campaign!

The first Indian Visa Centre in Leicester officially opened its doors to the public on Friday 29 November at 11.30am. The 20 year campaign to establish a Visa Centre in Leicester has been brought to an end with the opening of the service … Continue reading

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Keith speaks at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees AGM

Keith spoke at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees annual general meeting in Parliament. At the meeting he outlined the key findings and recommendations of the Home Affairs Committee’s report on the asylum system. Also on the panel was … Continue reading

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Keith backs Metropolitan Commissioner’s “Give a gift for Christmas” Appeal

Keith has backed Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, in his “Give a Gift” Christmas Tree appeal which aims to make sure over a thousand children in care across London get a special Christmas gift delivered this year. Members … Continue reading

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Keith hosts the Constables’ of England and Wales Christmas Reception

Keith spoke at the Police Federation Constables of England and Wales Christmas reception held on the Terrace of the House of Commons. Will Riches, the Chair of Constables, and representatives from around the country were also addressed by the Policing … Continue reading

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Keith meets with delegation from the Parliament of Yemen

Keith hosted a meeting in Parliament for four members of the Yemeni Council of Representatives and the Yemeni Ambassador recently. The MPs were on a fact-finding mission to the UK to find out more information about the NHS and discussed … Continue reading

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Keith speaks at the 14th Annual South Asian Health Foundation conference

Keith recently spoke at the 14th Annual South Asian Health Foundation conference in Birmingham. The focus of the conference was on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. During his speech Keith spoke about his own experiences of having Type-2 diabetes and his current … Continue reading

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Keith raises plight of failed Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers

On Monday in the House of Commons, Keith raised the plight of failed Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers who have been deported from the UK back to Sri Lanka with Prime Minister David Cameron. The exchange in full: Keith Vaz (Leicester … Continue reading

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Keith meets with representatives from the Kenyan Parliament

Keith, in his capacity of Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, met with MPs and representatives of the Kenyan Parliament who were providing information on the impact of the prohibition of Khat. Dr Julian Huppert, a member of the … Continue reading

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Keith launches new look Nether Hall Post Office

Keith recently attended the launch of the new look Nether Hall Post Office as part of Post Office plans to modernise the network and extend opening hours for customers. Keith said:  “I welcomed the news that Nether Hall Post Office … Continue reading

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Keith attends the Women in Government and Politics Conference 2013

Keith recently attended the Women in Government and Politics Conference which took place in Central Hall Westminster. He is pictured alongside Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (left) and the Convener of the … Continue reading

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