Valerie supports guarantee 0.7% of national income to be spent on international development

September 12th, 2014
Bill front

On Friday 12 September 2014 Valerie voted for the Second Reading of the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 2014-15, which enshrines into law a commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on international development aid. Valerie said: “Over …

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Valerie raises a Code of Practice in the NHS

September 11th, 2014
Valerie raises NHS code of practice

At Business Questions on 11 September 2014, Valerie raised possibility of a Code of Practice in the NHS. Speaking to the Leader of the House of Commons Rt Hon William Hague MP, Valerie asked: “May we have an urgent statement …

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Valerie raises scientific advice at BIS Questions

September 11th, 2014
Valerie raises government's use of science

At Business, Innovation and Skills Questions on 11 September 2014, Valerie raised the issue of how scientific advice was being utilised across government departments. Listed on the order paper at question No 12, Valerie asked “What steps is his Department …

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Valerie and Walsall Pensioners’ Convention present bus pass petition to Downing Street

September 11th, 2014
Valerie with Walsall Pensioners parliament background (lightened)

On Wednesday 10 September 2014 Valerie met the Walsall Pensioners’ Convention who presented a petition of over 152,000 signatures to Downing Street, asking for assurances that the bus pass for the over 60s will be retained in its current form. …

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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence at Health Select Committee

September 10th, 2014
Valerie speaks at Health Committee regarding care.data

On Tuesday 2 September 2014, the Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from Professor David Haslam and Sir Andrew Dillon, the Chair and the Chief Executive respectively of the National Institute for Health and Clinical …

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Valerie co-sponsors Bill: Government defeated as Bill on Bedroom Tax moves to Committee stage.

September 5th, 2014
Valerie Vaz

On Friday 5 September 2014, Valerie Vaz MP, Walsall South, sponsored and voted for the Affordable Homes Bill in the House of Commons which contains measures to address the worst effects of the Bedroom Tax. Valerie Vaz MP said: “Many …

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Valerie raises Jobmatch website at Leader’s Questions

September 4th, 2014
Valerie raises Jobmatch website at Leader's Questions

At Leader’s Questions on 4 September 2014, Valerie raised the issue of the Government’s Jobmatch website having been contacted by one of her constituents. Valerie asked: “Could we have an urgent debate on the Universal Jobmatch website? My constituent Wendy …

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Valerie Supports 10 Minute Rule Bill on Wild Animals in Circuses.

September 3rd, 2014
Valerie attends Wild Animals in Circuses motion

On Wednesday 3 September 2014, Valerie attended the 10 Minute Rule motion proposed by Jim Fitzpatrick MP, on legislation relating to wild animals in circuses. Valerie said: “In his speech Jim Fitzpatrick proposed the bill to ban wild animals from …

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