Monthly Archives: May 2016

Weekly Office Statistics 27th May 2016

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 27th May 2016: –456 Cases taken up –297 Visitors to Casework Centre –19 Surgeries Held –37 hours of Surgeries –68 Cases referred to other MPs –128 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

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Watermead Country Park

Residents of Alderton Close presented Keith with a Petition for parking restrictions on Alderton Close and additional car park facilities to be provided at Watermead Country Park. During sunny weather there are many visitors to the park and as the … Continue reading

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Visit to Jobs Fair

Keith visited the Jobs Fair at Leicester’s Curve Theatre today. He was able to chat with a number of the stall holders and companies that were looking for recruits.

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Urgent Question on the Brain Family Deportation

Parliament debated an urgent question on Thursday 26th May on the deportation of the Brain family, a couple living in Scotland with their 7 year old son. Ian Blackford MP, the constituency Member of Parliament of the family, brought forward the … Continue reading

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Disability Hate Crimes

In questions to the Attorney General on Thursday 26th May, Members of the House of Commons raised the issue of disability hate crimes with the Solicitor General. In his question, Keith said: “These are terrible crimes. One of the problems … Continue reading

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Commemoration of the attacks of Sousse.

“Harmony of peace” Painting was presented by Tunisian artist Fethi ZBIDI, H.E. Nabil Ammar Tunisian Ambassador and Anouar Ben Youssef, Deputy Ambassador to Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Keith Vaz, Philippa Whitford, Martin Docherty, Joanna Cherry and … Continue reading

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Early Day Motion: Thomas Cook’s 175th Anniversary

That this House congratulates Thomas Cook Group PLC on its 175th anniversary; notes that the group’s founder, Thomas Cook, organised his first excursion in 1841 from Leicester to Loughborough, which is signified by his statue outside Leicester railway station; commends … Continue reading

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Hudson Summit 2016

Keith chaired the Hudson Summit at the House of Commons on Wednesday 25th May 2016. The aim of the Summit was to establish an industry commitment to lowering sugar content in food and drink products and labelling reforms such as … Continue reading

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Proceeds of crime examined with law enforcement authorities

The Home Affairs Select Committee held the final evidence session for its inquiry into Proceeds of Crime. This session focused on the work of the law enforcement authorities, and the witnesses were: Panel 1 Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Clark, Head … Continue reading

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Police Scotland chief questioned on College of Policing

As part of the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the work of the College of Policing, the Committee heard evidence from the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, Philip Gormley on Tuesday 24th May. It was also an opportunity for … Continue reading

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