Watermead Country Park

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Local News
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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

Visit to Jobs Fair

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Local News
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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.

Urgent Question on the Brian Family Deportation

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Local News
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Parliament debated an urgent question on Thursday 26th May on the deportation of the Brian 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

Disability Hate Crimes

Posted on May 27th, 2016 in Local News
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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

Commemoration of the attacks of Sousse.

Posted on May 26th, 2016 in Local News
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“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

Hudson Summit 2016

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Local News
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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

Proceeds of crime examined with law enforcement authorities

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Local News
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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

Police Scotland chief questioned on College of Policing

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Local News
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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

Adjournment Debate on the Community Pharmacy Budget

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith attended the Adjournment Debate on the Community Pharmacy Budget on Tuesday 24th May 2016. Keith intervened saying: “I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. Instead of cutting the budget for pharmacies, we could use them much more … Continue reading

Urgent Question on the use of Cluster Munitions in Yemen

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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There was an Urgent Question on the use of cluster munitions in Yemen in Parliament on Tuesday 24th May 2016. Keith intervened saying: Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting the urgent question to … Continue reading

Yemen at Foreign Office Questions

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith asked question 9 at Foreign and Commonwealth Questions on Tuesday 24th May 2016. The question to the Foreign Office Minister was: “What recent assessment he has made of progress in the peace process in Yemen.” The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of … Continue reading

Debate on the Queen’s Speech

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Local News
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Keith made a speech during a Parliamentary debate on Defending Public Services, which forms part of the exchange following the Queen’s Speech in the House of Commons. In his speech, the issues raised included prison reform, the EU Referendum, extremism … Continue reading

UQ UK Economy: Post-Referendum Assessment

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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Keith intervened on Monday 23rd May 2016 in an Urgent Question on the UK Economy’s post-referendum assessment. Keith said: “It is right that we should deal with scare stories as quickly as possible, and I think that the Minister has … Continue reading

Urgent Question on the Childhood Obesity Strategy

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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Keith was granted an Urgent Question in Parliament on Monday 23rd May 2016. The UQ related to current dietary advice and the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy. Keith asked the question in response to a report published by the National Obesity … Continue reading

Weekly Office Statistics 20th May 2016

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 in Local News
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Weekly Office Statistics from 1st January – 20th May 2016: –432 Cases taken up –283 Visitors to Casework Centre –18 Surgeries Held –35 hours of Surgeries –66 Cases referred to other MPs –122 Cases referred to Councillors or outside agencies … Continue reading