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MP hosts city visit for leading Parliamentarian

November 10, 2010 3:10 PM

Julian HuppertSupporters of detainees at Cambridge's Oakington Immigration Centre will meet Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee Chairman, Keith Vaz, in the city on Monday (November 15).

The meeting with the Friends of Oakington at the Guildhall has been arranged by Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert, who is a member of the Select Committee and will include members of the centre's chaplaincy team.

Mr Vaz 's meeting with the group will take place just three days after the centre closes.

His visit to Cambridge is part of a series of visits to constituencies of MPs who sit on the Home Affairs Select Committee to see first hand the work being done in their areas.

During his visit, Mr Vaz will also meet Cambridge Police Superintendent Rob Needle at Parkside Police Station.

Discussions will include Operation Northwood, a year-long investigation by Cambridge Police into burglary, car and cycle crime and the handling of stolen goods across the city.

The operation led to a series of police raids which recovered a significant amount of property and led to 62 arrests.

Julian said: "I am delighted that Mr Vaz can find time in his busy schedule to visit Cambridge. I am looking forward to showing him some of the positive work going on in the city and discussing how Cambridge can be supported in the future."