Valerie Chairs European Committee C

February 8th, 2016
Chairing 8 Feb 2016

On Monday 8 February 2016, I chaired European Committee C which considered:   (a) Commission Communication: Better regulation for better results – An EU Agenda (b) Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation (c) Letter from the Minister for …

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Valerie attends the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards

February 6th, 2016
Valerie meets Paul Elliott

On Saturday 6 February 2016 I attended the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, where I met Paul Elliott, CBE who was given a special award.   Paul is a former English footballer who played as a defender for Charlton Athletic, …

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Yemen debate

February 5th, 2016
Yemen debate

On Thursday 5 February 2016, I made an intervention in the debate on the ongoing conflict in Yemen. The United Nations suggest that over 8,000 people have been killed in Yemen since March last year. The civilian infrastructure has been …

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Valerie asks a question on regional growth at BIS questions

February 2nd, 2016
Hoc 2Feb16

I asked a question to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on Tuesday 2 February 2016.   Valerie Vaz (Walsall South) (Lab): “One hundred and twenty thousand companies in the west midlands are linked to the steel …

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Valerie chairs Westminster hall debate on regional airports

February 2nd, 2016
Chairing 2Feb16

As a memebr of Mr Speaker’s Panel of Chairs, I chaired the Westminster Hall debate on Regional airports and UK airports capacity on Tuesday 4 February 2016.   The debate was moved moved by Catherine McKinnell MP who called for …

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Visit to the British Library

February 1st, 2016
Valerie and Roly Keating

On Monday 1 February 2015, I visited the British Library to gain an overview of how the Library functions, what the important issues are to the Library as a public institution and what pressures it is currently facing.   I …

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Valerie visits Town Centre railway works

January 30th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I visited the site on Park Street in the Town Centre on Friday 29 January 2016 where Network Rail is replacing the railway bridge in order to create room for equipment needed for the electrification of the Chase Line.   …

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Valerie speaks at the backbench debate on the NHS and Social Care Commission

January 28th, 2016
Debate on NHS and Social Care Commission

On Thursday 28 January 2016, I spoke in the Backbench debate on the motion calling for a Commission on the long term future of the NHS and social care.   In my view, the evidence that health and social care …

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