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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP
Keith met with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on her historic visit to the UK. The Burmese pro-democracy leader addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall; an honour usually reserved for Heads of State. Keith said: … Continue reading
At the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday Keith met with His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama, who was the Head of State of the Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan Government in exile) until his retirement … Continue reading
Keith celebrated his 25th anniversary in Parliament. He was first elected as MP for Leicester East in June 1987. Aishwarya Rai and her husband, Abhishek Bachchan came to London for the 25th anniversary celebrations and took part in a dinner … Continue reading
On a recent visit to Paris, Keith met with Harlem Desir, Member of European Parliament and number two in the French Socialist Party at their headquarters to discuss the new government and its future programme.
I wish to send my heartfelt congratulations to our Queen on the 60th anniversary of her reign. May she gloriously reign for many more years to come!
Keith recently met with the local unit of the Sea Cadets in Leicester. Pictured is Ian Dix and Kim Marshal-Nichols of the Leicester Sea Cadets and Councillor John Thomas
Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said: “Progress has been made and we are pleased that the Home Office has accepted our previous recommendations on procurement. If it is to find £1.8bn savings it will have to … Continue reading
Keith met with Brigadier General Perez, the head of the Anti-Narcotics Unit in Columbia to discuss recent developments in the fight against drugs in Columbia. Keith initially met with the Brigadier General in March whilst the Committee were visiting Columbia.
Keith addressed Chief Constables at the Association of Chief Police Officers conference in Manchester last Thursday. He urged ACPO to make its voice heard over government changes to the Police Service. He called on Chief Constables “to rise to the … Continue reading
Keith and members of the Home Affairs Select Committee met with the Portuguese Ambassador, Joao de Vallera to discuss drugs. The Home Affairs Select Committee, which Keith chairs, is currently undertaking an inquiry into drugs. As part of this they … Continue reading