Monthly Archives: November 2016

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Discussed with International Development Secretary

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen has met with the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. The Department for International Development has contributed £100 million to aid … Continue reading

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Petition presented to Parliament concerning Visa fees for Pilgrimage to Hajj and Umrah

Following concerns from constituents Keith presented a petition to Parliament about the increase in visa fees for religious visits to Saudi Arabia. The petition expresses concern that the Ministry of Hajj of Saudi Arabia has decided to increase the visa fees for … Continue reading

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Early day motion 731: Nagar Kirtan Celebrations

Keith has tabled an EDM on the Nagar Kirtan processions in Leicester during the weekend of the 26-27th November. It read: That this House congratulates the Sikh community on the Nagar Kirtan processions which took place across the UK on … Continue reading

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Rupee Recall by Indian Government

The Indian government has announced a recall of all existing 500 and 1000 Rupee notes from circulation. British Indians with Rupees in the UK would currently need to fly to India to exchange their currency before the deadline of 30th … Continue reading

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Leicester Great for Small Business Start Ups

Leicester has been named as the third best location to start a small business in the UK for the second year in a row according to recent research compiled by Informi. Leicester made it into the top three after information … Continue reading

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Keith backs campaign to help shoppers get problems with faulty goods solved

Keith backed the National Consumer Week, a campaign to help people use their consumer rights to get problems with faulty goods like TVs, laptops and mobile phones resolved. Research from Citizens Advice has revealed that two thirds of people had a … Continue reading

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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 25 November 2016

Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 25 November 2016: -875 Cases taken up –688 Visitors to Casework Centre –41 Surgeries Held –78 hours of Surgeries –145 Cases referred to other MPs –233 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading

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Tyler Thompson Memorial

Keith attended the first anniversary memorial service for Tyler Thompson, who was 16 years of age when he was killed, at City of Leicester College where Tyler was a student. The memorial was led by Tyler’s mother Amy Morgan who … Continue reading

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‘Levelling Up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care’ Report Launch

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes has launched their report “Levelling up: Tackling Variation in Diabetes Care”. The Secretary of State for Health the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP attended and spoke at the launch. The report summarises a year … Continue reading

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Opposition Day Debate on National Health Service Funding

Keith raised diabetes prevention in the opposition day debate on National Health Service Funding on Tuesday 23rd November 20176. He said: “It is important that we focus not just on the level of spending but on where we spend the … Continue reading

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