Valerie discusses Government’s Decision to cut Student’ Maintenance Grants

September 25th, 2015

On 19 September 2015 I met with representatives from Wolverhampton University Students’ Union to discuss the Government’s decision to cut maintenance grants for students going to University from 2016/7. The Lobby was part of the National Lobby Day coordinated by …

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Valerie Attends Graduation ceremony at University of Wolverhampton

September 19th, 2015

I attended the graduation ceremony at the University of Wolverhampton on Saturday 19 September 2015. I watched the conferment of awards for graduates from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing. Many of my constituents attend the university at the …

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Valerie raises cuts to English language tuition (ESOL)for jobseekers in Parliament

September 17th, 2015
ESOL Fudning Q (Business Qs) 17Sept2015

I met representatives of Walsall Adult and Community College (WACC) immediately after it was announced in July that all funding for English Language tuition for jobseekers had been withdrawn with immediate effect. They told me WACC will lose £380,000 from …

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Statement on Migration Crisis

September 16th, 2015
Migration (Theresa May Written Statement) Question 16.09.15

On 8 September 2015, I asked the Home Secretary a question following a statement on the Migrantion Crisis.   I asked the Home Secretary: “Rather than raid the DFID budget, could we consider using the seized Syrian assets, both in the region …

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Valerie hosts Malaysian MP who shadows work in Parliament

September 15th, 2015
Malaysian MP Shadowing Valerie

On 15 September 2015 I was pleased to welcome Datuk Mas Ermieyati Binti Samsudia MP and Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture in Malaysia to the House of Commons. The Commonwealth Parliament Association UK ( CPA) hosted a delegation of …

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Valerie Chairs NHS e-Petition Debate in Westminster Hall

September 14th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

On 14 September 2015, I chaired a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion “that his House has considered the e-petition relating to contracts and conditions in the NHS”. This was in response to  e-petition that received 220,516 signatures. This is …

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Statement on the Assisted Dying Bill

September 11th, 2015

On Friday 11 September 2015 the House of Commons sat to debate the “Assisted Dying Bill”.   I have heard from many of my constituents some who were for the Bill and others who are against the Bill. I have …

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Valerie Pledges Support for 1 million people living with Atrial Fibrillation

September 11th, 2015
Atrial Fibrillation 9 September 2015

I signed  a pledge  to promote improved diagnosis, treatment and care for the more than 1 million people currently living with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in the UK.   At an event held in Parliament hosted by the AF Association and APGAF …

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