Monthly Archives: January 2016

Syrian Refugee Resettlement Debate

Keith participated in a debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 27th February on the resettlement of Syrian refugees. He made a number of points relating to his work with the Home Affairs Select Committee on this issue, and the full … Continue reading

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Keith writes to Dr Sarah Wollaston about East Midlands Ambulance Service Delays

Keith has written to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee, asking for an enquiry to be launched into the delays experienced by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Keith asks for enquiry into East Midlands Ambulance Service

Keith  today met  with  Mr  Stuart Dawkins  Vice  Chair  and  Mr  Richard  Henderson  Deputy  Chief  Executive  of  East  Midlands  Ambulance  Services  NHS  Trust,  to  discuss  the  delays  in  the  Ambulance  Services  in  Leicestershire  and  East  Midlands. He  has  written  to  Sarah  Wollaston,  … Continue reading

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Rushey Mead Academy

Keith visited the Rushey Mead Academy , Melton Road, Leicester and met with Zoe Conneally Assistant Principal and Jackie Gair Vice Principal to discuss the School Exchange Programme with a school in Mumbai, India.

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Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment

This week Keith signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust. Wednesday 27th January marked the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of … Continue reading

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Big Conversation Event in Bradford

On Thursday 28th January, the Home Affairs Select Committee held its first ‘Big Conversation’ event in Bradford. Keith and other Committee members spoke with young members of the Muslim community, to get their views on counter extremism, as part of … Continue reading

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APPG for Yemen Briefing

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Yemen, which Keith chairs, held a briefing for MPs on the current state of the crisis in Yemen. Briefings at the meeting were given by Grant Pritchard from Save the Children, Jo Pritchard from … Continue reading

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Petition for an English National Anthem

Following the 10 minute Rule Motion moved by Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield,  Keith and other MPs have given initial support to the idea of England adopting an official national anthem. The proposal for a new National anthem to be … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Select Committee Session 26-01-16

On Tuesday 26th January 2016 the Home Affairs Select Committee heard evidence for its inquiries on both the Migration Crisis, and the work of the Immigration Directorates. The Committee first heard evidence from Mr Khalid Chaouki, Member of the Italian … Continue reading

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Radicalisation in Prisons

Parliament debated the topic of radicalisation in prisons on Tuesday 26th January 2016. Keith Vaz declared he “welcomed the steps that have been taken to tackle radicalisation in prisons, but the problem exists once people come outside prisons and the need … Continue reading

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