Monthly Archives: March 2017

Article 50 Triggered

Theresa May gave a statement to the House of Commons after triggering Article 50, which begins the process of the UK leaving the European Union. Following the Prime Minister’s statement, Keith asked: “I congratulate the Prime Minister on her appointment … Continue reading

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Parliament Debates Motion on Yemen

Keith led a debate in Parliament on a motion regarding the conflict in Yemen. The motion was: That this House notes the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen; and calls upon the Government to take a lead in passing a resolution … Continue reading

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Bilateral Relations with India

During questions to the Foreign Secretary on the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Keith raised bilateral relations with India, and the UK-India year of culture. Keith asked Foreign Office Minister Alok Sharma: This year marks the UK-India year … Continue reading

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Weekly Office Statistics – 24th of March 2017

Weekly Office Statistics – 24th of March 2017: -343 Cases taken up –142 Visitors to Casework Centre –11 Surgeries Held –22 hours of Surgeries –28 Cases referred to other MPs –27 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –308 Letters … Continue reading

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Upcoming Debate on Yemen

The House of Commons will be holding a debate on the Conflict in Yemen, led by the Officers of the All Party Parliamentary Group, on Tuesday 28 March. As Chair of the Group, Keith will lead the debate with Group … Continue reading

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Meeting with Yemeni Community in Sheffield

Keith met with members of the Yemeni community in Sheffield, with local MP Gill Furniss. Keith last met the Yemeni community in Sheffield with the late-Harry Harpham MP. During the meeting, Keith answered a number of questions from the audience … Continue reading

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Leicester Mum’s war against knife crime reaches Parliament

Keith has presented a Bill to change the sentences for possession and murder with a knife, after a powerful and moving campaign by the mother of Tyler Thompson, Amy Morgan. Tyler was a tragic victim of knife crime, and Amy … Continue reading

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Aviation Security and Tourism

During a government statement on aviation security, following an announcement that security on flights to certain countries would be tightened, Keith raised tourism in Tunisia. Keith asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling: “The Secretary of State is … Continue reading

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Royal Navy Operations in the Mediterranean

During questions to the Secretary of State for Defence, Keith raised the Royal Navy operations in the Mediterranean to address the refugee crisis. Focusing on ongoing operations in Libya, Keith asked: “The Royal Navy is at the forefront of tackling … Continue reading

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Yemen Raised in Business Questions

Keith raised the humanitarian crisis in Yemen in Business Questions to the Leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington MP. The Backbench Business Committee has confirmed that there will be a debate on the conflict in Yemen, on Tuesday … Continue reading

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