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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Keith visits the Gulf with the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Posted on March 13th, 2013 in Local News
hasc visit

The Committee looked at police co-operation between the UK and Qatar and the UAE and visited anti-terrorism centres with which the UK works in both countries. The Committee also inspected the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) work. UKBA employs thousands of … Continue reading

Keith launches UKBA Mobile Biometric Clinic in Goa

Posted on March 13th, 2013 in Local News
vfs goa

Keith launched a Mobile Biometric Clinic (MBC) in Goa on Monday, marking the culmination of his ten year long campaign for the facility. For the first time, Goans will be able to register their biometrics and apply for a visa … Continue reading

Keith meets the President of Yemen in Sana’a

Posted on March 11th, 2013 in Local News
Keith with President Hadi

Keith made a whirlwind visit to Yemen on the day that the Friends of Yemen Conference meeting took place in London on Thursday 7th March. In his capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen, Keith also held … Continue reading

Home Affairs Committee report on undercover police officers

Posted on March 1st, 2013 in Local News

The Home Affairs Committee today published a report on undercover police officers The Committee calls for a fundamental review of the law governing undercover police operations, including the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The Committee recommends the publication of … Continue reading

Keith speaks at Global Tamil Forum’s Annual Conference

Posted on February 28th, 2013 in Local News

Keith recently spoke at the Global Tamil Forum’s Annual Conference held in the Palace of Westminster. The conference was attended by over 180 members of the Tamil community. Other speakers included Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party.

Keith revisits scene of attack in Southey Close

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 in Local News

Following the random attack on Rajesh Devaliya last month, Keith has revisited the block of flats in Southey Close, St Marks, to see if the safety improvements promised by the council were complete. Keith called for the entrance intercom to be moved … Continue reading

Keith hosts leader of Turkish opposition in Parliament

Posted on February 21st, 2013 in Local News
meeting with Kemal

Keith recently hosted Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Turkish opposition party, in the House of Commons.  

Keith gives lecture on Indian Parliament

Posted on February 14th, 2013 in Local News

Keith has given a lecture on the Indian Parliament in the House of Commons. The lecture took place in the Speakers Apartments, the official resident of the Speaker of the House of Commons. The lecture focused on the functions and … Continue reading

Bring and buy sale for Mrs Taylor a success!

Posted on February 8th, 2013 in Local News
Bring and Buy sale

Keith has held a successful bring and buy sale to raise money for Mrs Taylor from Netherhall, Leicester, after she wrote to him about her long battle with the city council to get the stairlift and disabled access shower fitted … Continue reading

Keith meets with Yemeni Education Minister

Posted on February 5th, 2013 in Local News
Education Minister Yemen

Keith recently met with Dr Abdurazaq Y. Al-Ashwal, Ministerof Education for the Republic of Yemen. At their meeting in the Houses of Parliament they discussed the recent restructuring of the  Education Ministry in Yemen.

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