Parliamentary News

Keith Meets with Colombian President

June 6th, 2013

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

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

Home Affairs Select Committee visits Miami

March 8th, 2012

The Home Affairs Select Committee has visited Miami as part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into UK drugs policy. Keith, as Chairman of the Committee, led the delegation. Keith met with senior military officials at US Southern Command, the Florida … Continue reading

Passenger Name Records

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I also support the Government’s decision to opt in to this directive? The Minister has dealt adequately with the two issues raised by the Home Affairs Committee when it considered the matter—privacy and cost—but … Continue reading

Police Performance

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Fiona Pilkington and her daughter committed suicide after suffering years of abuse from youths in Leicestershire. As the Minister will recall, the inquest jury noted that they had contacted the police 33 times, but that … Continue reading

Human Trafficking

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): Does the Minister welcome the recent developments in the EU that will provide for more border checks within the Schengen area? When the Select Committee on Home Affairs last reported on this, it found that … Continue reading

Schengen Visas

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May we have an urgent statement next week about the call by France and Italy to reform the operation of the Schengen treaty? Although Britain is not part of Schengen, successive Governments have asked for … Continue reading


June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): What his policy is on funding for a national framework and quality of service guidelines for diabetes patients. [52551] The Minister of State, Department of Health (Paul Burstow): To support the NHS in improving outcomes, … Continue reading


June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): May I welcome what the Foreign Secretary has said about developments in Yemen, and commend his efforts and those of the GCC? If the President signs the agreement tomorrow, there could be a new Government … Continue reading

Africa and the Middle East

June 14th, 2011

Keith Vaz (Leicester East) (Lab): The Foreign Secretary will know that over the past two days 1,600 people have been injured in Taiz and Al Hudaydah in Yemen. Although of course we appreciate the efforts that he has made on … Continue reading

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