Business Questions 14 September 2017

September 14th, 2017
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised the following questions with the Leader of the House:   I thank the Leader of the House. I share with her an understanding of the difficulties people face. My right hon. Friend the Member for Leicester East (Keith …

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Valerie signs pledge to Back British Farming

September 13th, 2017
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On Wednesday 13 September 2017 I pledged my support to British food and farming and celebrated the huge contribution that British farmers and growers make in producing the nation’s food.   Farming in the West Midlands contributes £828 million to …

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European Union Withdrawal Bill vote

September 12th, 2017
Valerie Vaz MP

The European Union Withdrawal Bill overturns the 1972 European Communities Act and will convert all existing EU laws into UK law. On Monday 11 September 2017, I voted on a series of motions on the EU Withdrawal Bill.   This …

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Nomination of Members to Committees

September 12th, 2017
Valerie Vaz MP

On Tuesday 12 September 2017, I spoke in the House of Commons on the Government’s motion on the nomination of Members to Committees. The motion establishes a new Selection Committee, and allows the Committee to give the Government a majority …

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Business Questions 7 September 2017

September 7th, 2017
Valerie Vaz MP

Below is my speech for the first Business Questions following the Summer Recess:   I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the forthcoming business and for tabling the motion on Select Committees. It has been drawn to …

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Walsall South Diabetes figures

September 6th, 2017

I am alarmed that latest figures by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes show that 9.28% of the population in Walsall South has diabetes. This equates to 7, 871 people and makes Walsall South the 15th highest constituency …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

August 31st, 2017

We stand with Barcelona. How many more times will we have to mourn the loss of innocent lives? People enjoying a visit to an iconic cultural spot, the youngest life lost – a 7 year old.   We stand with …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser

August 10th, 2017

My emergency debate in the last week of the Parliamentary term was a polite parliamentary request to grant the Opposition a chance to hold the government to account on their policies. An opposition day allows us to continue the conversations …

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