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Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP

Event to Celebrate the Spring Festival of Nawruz

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News
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An event held in the Terrace Pavillion to celebrate the spring festival of Nawruz, which marks the first day of spring or Equinox. The event was hosted by the Ismaili Community, and centred around the theme of enabling Cultural Dialogue … Continue reading

Questions on Drug Rehabilitation in Prisons raised in Parliament

Posted on March 18th, 2015 in Local News

On Tuesday 17th March, Keith raised the important issue of drug use in prisons at questions to the Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, and asked how many prisoners have been successfully rehabilitated in relation to their use of drugs. It is … Continue reading

Home Affairs Select Committee Conference

Posted on March 13th, 2015 in Local News

On Thursday the 12th March, the Home Affairs Select Committee held a conference on UK and international drugs policy in University of Cambridge. The event was attended by domestic and international experts on the subject, who forwarded a wide range … Continue reading

Bill Presented to Parliament Calling for the Standardisation of Diabetes Testing for over 40’s

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Local News

On Wednesday 11th March Keith presented a Bill to the House of Commons, calling for local health authorities to, by law, undertake regular and effective diabetes testing on patients aged 40 and over. The NHS Health Check which is currently … Continue reading

Leicester Mercury Holding a Poll on Drugs Ahead of the Home Affairs Committee Drug Conference

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Local News

The Leicester Mercury is now holding a poll, asking its readers, ‘Do you think it should be legal to possess cannabis?’ They are holding it before The Home Affairs Select Committees conference on UK and world drug policies this Thursday. … Continue reading

Opening of the 298th Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition

Posted on March 10th, 2015 in Local News

Keith was invited on the 10th March 2015, to launch the 29th RBA Annual Open Exhibition. The exhibition features representational painting, sculpture, print-making, drawing, and outstanding work from A-level students. Speaking at the event, Keith praised those who contributed and … Continue reading

Quebec’s Deputy Premier Visits Parliament to Discuss Counter-Terrorism

Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Local News

On Monday 9th March, Quebec’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Security, Lise Thériault, met with Keith in the House of Commons to discuss counter-terrorism policy. Ms Thériault, the first woman to hold her Ministerial position in Quebec’s history, brought … Continue reading

The European Union Work Programme and Migration Debated in Parliament

Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Local News

Keith participated in a debate on the European Union Work Programme on Monday 9th March. The Work Programme, which includes measures on investment and taxation, also forwards new policies on migration. Keith raised the worrying numbers of refugees who have … Continue reading

Opening of SNG Solicitors

Posted on March 7th, 2015 in Local News

Keith officially opened the new offices of SNG Solicitors on Baggrave Street, Leicester. The firm will advise and offer legal services in Landlord & Tenant disputes, Debt recovery, Business Law, Litigation and Employment Law. The  practice in this area will … Continue reading

Meeting with the Trustees of Shree Dham Haveli

Posted on March 7th, 2015 in Local News
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Keith met the Trustees Mr Chandu Mattani, Mr Arvind Thanna, Mr Yagnesh Chohan of Shree Dham Haveli based at 504 Melton Road, Leicester.

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