Keith in the News

Keith wants your opinions on drugs laws

March 14th, 2012
Keith meets with the head of the Military Police in Columbia who explains how coca grows

The Home Affairs Select Committee, as part of their inquiry into drugs laws in the UK, are inviting the public to give their opinions on the drugs. Questions such as, should some drugs be decriminalised feature in the online polls … Continue reading

Keith Vaz meets Columbian President

March 8th, 2012

Keith met with Columbian President Santos today to discuss the war on drugs. Keith discussed the progress the Columbian government has made to tackle drug crops and trafficking in Columbia. 55% of cocaine in the UK has been produced in … Continue reading

The Guardian – Child Traffickers find it easy to operate in the UK, say MPs

June 15th, 2011

Child traffickers are targeting the UK because of the ease with which they can move victims through British ports and local authority care homes, the chairman of a parliamentary inquiry intohuman trafficking has warned. Keith Vaz, head of the home … Continue reading

The Times – Investgation of colleges by the Times prompts parliamentary inquiry

June 15th, 2011

A parliamentary inquiry has been ordered after an investigation by The Times exposed rampant abuse of Britain’s immigration controls by fraudsters at a network of bogus international colleges. The Home Affairs Select Committee will summon Phil Woolas, the Immigration Minister, to … Continue reading

New Statesman – MPs warn of knife crime ‘arms race’

June 15th, 2011

Young people carry knives because of perceived threat from others, says committee An influential committee of MPs has warned that a knife-crime “arms race” is developing among young people, as they carry knives to protect themselves from the perceived threat … Continue reading