Business Questions 20 July 2017

July 20th, 2017
LotH 20Jul17

It is the last day of Parliament before Summer Recess and I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the …

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My article for Huffington Post

July 17th, 2017

Here is my article ‘Theresa May Is Saddling Britain With A Zombie Government’ published in the Huffington Post on 17 July 2017:   Last week following the Taylor review, the Prime Minister said that “through debate and discussion – the …

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Valerie moves emergency debate on the Scheduling of Parliamentary Business

July 17th, 2017
SO24 17Jul17

I was granted an emergency debate (Standing Order No. 24) on Monday 17 July 2017. An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons when a matter needs to be discussed urgently. Here is …

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Valerie visits the Bus Library at Old Church Primary School

July 14th, 2017
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When I attended the Summer Reading Challenge event in Parliament, I met with Anne Sarrag the Head of Children’s Reading at The Reading Agency and requested books to give to Old Church Primary School for their ‘Party on the Playground’ …

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Valerie visits Whitehall Junior to meet the School Council

July 14th, 2017
Whitehall Junior 14Jul17

I had a discussion with Whitehall Junior School Council on 14 July 2017 – a group of elected children across the pupils’ community, with each class having a School Council representative.   The representatives asked me about various issues including …

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Valerie calls for an emergency debate

July 13th, 2017
SO24 13Jul17

I called for an emergency debate in Parliament to be held on Monday 17 July on the lack of Commons business under the rules of Standing Order No. 24 (SO24). SO24 is a rule that allows an MP to ask …

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Business Questions 13 July 2017

July 13th, 2017
LotH 13Jul17

As Shadow Leader of the House I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP, at Business Questions including why the Government are refusing to schedule debates. My speech is below:   I thank the Leader …

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Valerie welcomes inquiry into contaminated blood

July 12th, 2017

The government’s announcement of an inquiry into the NHS contaminated blood scandal is long overdue. It has been over 45 years since people were first infected with hepatitis and HIV from NHS-supplied contaminated blood and blood products, which caused 2, …

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