Monthly Archives: September 2017

Saying Goodbye to the Round Pound

  On 28th March theGovernment introduced a new secure 12 sided pound coin, this was to reduce the costs of counterfeits to the taxpayers and businesses. It is being replaced after 30 long years of excellent service. At midnight on … Continue reading

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Weekly Office Statistics – 15 September 2017

Weekly Office Statistics – 15 September 2017: -661 Cases taken up –726 Visitors to Casework Centre –29 Surgeries Held –60 hours of Surgeries –41 Cases referred to other MPs –49 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –1151 Letters received … Continue reading

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Sugarwise Summit hosted in Parliament

  The APPG forDiabetes co-hosted the annual Sugarwise summit in order to raise awareness of the amount of sugar being consumed. Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP chaired the event which was a great success for all involved. The attendees and … Continue reading

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APPG on Diabetes event on Technology

As the Chair of the APPG on Diabetes Keith chaired a very successful event on how technology can improve and help the lives of those suffering from Diabetes. Those at the meeting included experts in the advocacy, research, medical and … Continue reading

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Salman Khan wins Global Diversity Award 2017

Keith Vaz MP presented Bollywood superstar Salman Khan with the Global Diversity award 2017. The Global Diversity award recognises the international achievements of its recipients and previous notable winners are Lewis Hamilton and Jesse Jackson. Keith said: Salman Khan is a role … Continue reading

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MP’s Pledge to Guarantee the rights of EU Citizens in the UK

Keith along with other MP’s signed a pledge to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom after Brexit. There are over 3 million EU citizens in the United Kingdom who remain unsure of their status after Brexit. … Continue reading

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Sugar Summit in Brussels

Sugarwise held a Sugar Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels. It was attended by participants from various food related organisations such as Sun-Maid, Sweet-Switch, EU Food law, EU observers to discuss issues surrounding sugar and calorie reduction. The event … Continue reading

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Weekly Office Statistics – 8 September 2017

Weekly Office Statistics – 8 September 2017: -646 Cases taken up –716 Visitors to Casework Centre –28 Surgeries Held –58 hours of Surgeries –40 Cases referred to other MPs –46 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies –1133 Letters received … Continue reading

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Britain must seize the initiative on Yemen

Keith recently wrote a comment article for the Guardian The full article is below:   The UK has the unique ability to influence international matters given its position on the UN security council, sitting at the head table for global … Continue reading

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Rights of EU citizens

  Keith intervened in the chamber this week during questions to the Brexit Secretary David Davis. Keith asked about guarantees for European Union citizens post-Brexit and the means that will be provided for EU citizens to register before the United … Continue reading

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