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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP
Keith has given a speech on child sexual exploitation and the response to localised grooming at a Muslim Council of Great Britain conference in central London. At the conference, convened to discuss the Muslim response to child grooming, Keith appeared … Continue reading
Keith welcomed Sir Bob Kerslake the Head of the Home Civil Service to speak at the Rainbow Lecture Series on diversity. Members across departments of the Civil Service and governmental organisations joined Keith in listening to Sir Bob on improving diversity in the civil service and how to ensure … Continue reading
Keith met with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia to discuss the Organisation of American States Report on drugs that was published two weeks ago. This follows Keith’s visit to Colombia last year to discuss the Home Affairs Committee inquiry … Continue reading
A 20 year campaign to establish an Indian Visa Centre in Leicester has been brought to an end with an announcement that Leicester will get an Indian visa application centre of its own. Keith announced the news at a lunch held in honour of the Dr … Continue reading
Keith visited Europol in The Hague and met with the Director-General Rob Wainwright. He discussed European policing co-operation on issues such as terrorism, child sexual exploitation and cyber-crime.
Keith recently took part in a two-day visit to Romania in his capacity as Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee. The Committee visited Bucharest between Monday 20 and Wednesday 22 May as part of its inquiry into transitional restrictions on … Continue reading
Keith presented the aHUS UK petition to Parliament on Tuesday on behalf of his constituent Mr Trevor Murby from Hamilton, Leicester. The petition urged the Government to allow immediate and unrestricted access to the life-saving Eculizumab drug for Atypical Haemolytic … Continue reading
Around sixty local schoolchildren joined Keith to celebrate the completion of a £40,000 refurbishment of a popular neighbourhood play area on Friday. Pupils from Wyvern Primary School joined Keith and Assistant City Mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair to launch the … Continue reading
The Yemeni Education Minister, Dr Abdul-Razaq Al-Ashwal, has begun learning English via Skype. The first Skype lesson was held in Parliament with Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen. The initiative marks the start of an … Continue reading
The first Mango Festival held in Leicester, marking the start of the Mango season, has been hailed as a great success. The Festival took place at Cossington Street Recreation Ground, Leicester on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013. The four … Continue reading