Opening of new Parliament Education Centre

July 28th, 2015
Education Centre

I was delighted to attend the opening of the new Parliament Education Centre by Professor Brian Cox on Wednesday 15 July 2015 and was the set up at the instigation of Mr Speaker the Rt Hon John Bercow MP. The …

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (Statutory Requirement) Bill 2015-16

July 28th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I am a sponsor of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (Statutory Requirement) Bill 2015-16 which received its First Reading on 15 July 2015. The Bill includes provisions for PSHE to include Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and education …

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James Bridge Site – Gasholders Letter from National Grid

July 28th, 2015

I have received a letter from National Grid regarding work to dismantle gasholders on the James Bridge site near to Darlaston Road which I have set out below: “We want to let you know that we have started to dismantle …

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Valerie presents petition calling for 20 mph speed limit and traffic calming at Monmouth Rd, Bentley

July 21st, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

Before Parliament rose for the Summer Recess on Tuesday 21 July 2015, I presented a petition from residents of Monmouth Road and parents at Bentley West Primary School to Parliament calling for a 20mph speed limit and traffic calming to …

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Valerie Chairs Third Delegated Legislation Committee

July 20th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

On Monday 20 July 2015 I chaired my first proceedings as a member of the Panel of Chairs, to which I was appointed by Mr Speaker at the start of the current Parliamentary Session. The Committee was considering the the …

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Statement on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

July 20th, 2015
Division

On Monday 20 July 2015 I voted against the Welfare Reform and Work Bill by voting for Her Majesty’s Opposition Labour Party’s Reasoned Amendment. This is a Parliamentary device which enables MPs to vote against a Bill when there are …

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Valerie Launches Campaign for 20mph Zones outside Schools in Walsall South

July 17th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I launched a campaign for 20mph zones outside all schools in Walsall South in the Summer Adjournment Debate on 16 July 2015. Parents at Bentley West Primary School contacted me as they were concerned about speeding on Monmouth Road. It …

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Valerie Chairs meeting of APPG for Epilepsy

July 17th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I chaired the first meeting of the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Epilepsy on Wednesday 15 July 2015 and my colleague Teresa Pearce MP was also in attendance and charied part of the meeting. There was a …

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