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Watermead Country Park

May 27th, 2016

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

May 27th, 2016

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

May 27th, 2016

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

May 27th, 2016

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.

May 26th, 2016

“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

May 25th, 2016
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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

May 25th, 2016

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

May 25th, 2016

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

May 24th, 2016

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

May 24th, 2016

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

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