Valerie raises a Point of Order on DCLG and Walsall Council

December 1st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On 1 December 2016, I raised a point of order in the House of Commons. Below is the point of order in full:   On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I apologise that my point of order is so …

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Business Questions 1 December 2016

December 1st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On 1 December 2016, as Shadow Leader of the House, I started Business questions by calling for the Government to announce the forthcoming business.   Below is my speech in full:   I thank the Leader of the House for …

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Valerie welcomes Historic England’s downgrading of Great Barr Hall

November 28th, 2016

I welcome the news that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has now agreed with Historic England’s decision that Great Barr Hall is downgraded to Grade II after I wrote to Historic England to re-examine Great Barr Hall’s grading. …

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Business Questions 24 November 2016

November 24th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Thursday 24 November 2016, as Shadow Leader of the House, I started Business questions by calling for the Government to announce the forthcoming business.   Below is my speech in full:   I thank the Leader of the House …

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CPA 22 November 2016

November 22nd, 2016

I was delighted to chair and contribute at a session in Portcullis House on the Role of a Member of Parliament on Tuesday 22nd November 2016. The panel also included Stephen Hammond MP, and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh OBE MP. The objectives …

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Valerie hosts event to raise awareness of PTHP

November 21st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Monday 21 November I hosted an event to raise awareness of Post-traumatic Hypopituitarism (PTHP). Joanna Lane, author of ‘Mother of a Suicide: The Battle for the Truth Behind a Mental Health Cover-up’, was concerned about the failure of health …

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Valerie Vaz MP backs call for more young disabled people to volunteer

November 21st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I was delighted to meet young disabled people at the House of Commons who told me how volunteering has made a difference to them by developing their skills and raising their confidence through ‘Can Do’ workshops, community projects and mentoring. …

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Statement on Equitable Life Payment Scheme

November 18th, 2016

On Friday 18th November 2016, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury made a statement on the Equitable Life Payment Scheme progress report:   The Equitable Life Payment Scheme (“the Scheme”) started to make payments in 2011 and was due to …

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