Monthly Archives: November 2015

Peace Vigil at Masjid Al-Husayn

Keith attended a candlelight vigil held at Masjid Al-Husayn Mosque on Friday 20 November to commemorate and remember the innocent lives lost on Friday 13 November in the Paris terror attacks.

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Weekly Office Statistics 20th November 2015

Weekly Office Statistics since 1st January 2015 until 20th November 2015: – 921 Cases taken up – 1337 Visitors to Casework Centre – 39 Surgeries Held – 94 hours of Surgeries – 224 Cases referred to other MPs – 551 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Committee Report – Police investigations and role of the CPS

On 20th November, the Home Affairs Select Committee published its 3rd Report of the 2015 Parliament: Police investigations and the role of the Crown Prosecution Service. The report and full details can be found here.

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Keith writes to Home Secretary and Chancellor Regarding Police Budgets

Keith has written to the Home Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding Police budgets and next week’s announcement of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Full text of the letter to George Osborne:  Dear George, Comprehensive Spending Review – Cuts … Continue reading

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Start of works on “Tree of Light” site

Progress of work on the Troon Landmark “Tree of Light”  which started on 9 November,2015.

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Keith questions the Prime Minister following the Paris attacks.

”Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Last Friday evening at Wembley stadium, when Prime Minister shared a platform with Prime Minister Modi, he made a speech about being proud to be the leader of the most multi-cultural country in the world. … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Committee Evidence Session on Radicalisation

On Tuesday 17th November the Home Affairs Committee held an evidence session as part of its inquiry on countering extremism. Witnesses include Mark Keary & Alison Brannick, and Head and former Deputy Head of Bethnal Green Academy; Sara Khan & … Continue reading

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Article on Politics Home: Diabetes awareness will save lives

An article written by Keith for World Diabetes Day has been published by Politics Home, entitled ‘Raising diabetes awareness will save lives‘. The article can be read in full below, or at this link: https://www.politicshome.com/health-and-care/articles/opinion/house-commons/keith-vaz-mp-raising-diabetes-awareness-will-save Keith Vaz MP: Raising diabetes awareness … Continue reading

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Keith Speaks at the Muslim Council of Britain

On Thursday 12th November, Keith gave a speech held by the Muslim Council of Britain on radicalisation, extremism and counter-terrorism. Keith emphasised the importance of security services working with communities, and that the answers of how to tackle extremism need … Continue reading

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Keith Meets The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

Keith was given the honour of greeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he came to Parliament today . He then attended the historic speech by Mr Modi to MPs and Peers. Keith said:  “I invited Prime Minister Modi to … Continue reading

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