Valerie Votes to Save NHS from Privatisation

November 21st, 2014
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On Friday 21 November Valerie voted in favour of the Second Reading of the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill in the House of Commons. The Bill passed its Second Reading by 241 votes 18. Valerie Vaz MP …

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House of Commons Governance Select Committee – Thursday 20 November 2014

November 20th, 2014
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On Thursday 20 November 2014, the House of Commons Governance of the House Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from Lawrence Ward, Serjeant at Arms, and Robin Fell, Principal Doorkeeper; Oonagh Gay, Senior Library Clerk; Paul Evans; …

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Valerie celebrates Women in Science. No 7: Ada Lovelace

November 20th, 2014
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Next in the series to raise awareness of the important contributions of women in science is Ada Lovelace. Valerie tabled an Early Day Motion on Ada Lovelace and Women in Science. The Early Day Motion reads: That this House commends …

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Human Rights in Burma Adjournment Debate

November 19th, 2014
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On Wednesday 19 November 2014, Valerie attended the Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on Human Rights in Burma secured by David Burrowes MP. Valerie said: “There remain concerns surrounding the Burmese census. Britain gave £10 million towards the …

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Valerie tabled EDM on Church of England and Women Bishops

November 19th, 2014

On Monday 17 November 2014 the Church of England voted to allow women to become bishops. Valerie tabled a EDM to mark this historic occasion. Valerie’s EDM on Women Bishops: That this House welcomes the adoption by the Church of …

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House of Commons Governance Select Committee – Tuesday 18 November 2014

November 18th, 2014
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On Tuesday 18 November 2014, the House of Commons Governance of the House Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, and Mr Frank Doran MP; Michael …

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Health Select Committee hears evidence for Public Expenditure Inquiry

November 18th, 2014
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On Tuesday 18 November 2014, the Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from Dame Kate Barker, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care as part of the Committee’s inquiry into …

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Pope Francis sends Apostolic Blessing to Sister Edith Agodi on her Silver Jubilee at St Mary’s the Mount

November 17th, 2014
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On Saturday 15 November 2014 Valerie attended a thanksgiving Mass at St Mary’s The Mount, Walsall to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Sister Edith’s 25 years of her First Religious Profession. Valerie said: “It was a great privilege to be …

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