Valerie speaks at Emergency Debate on Private Members’ Bills Money Resolutions

May 21st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

On 21 May 2018, as Shadow Leader of the House I spoke in the Emergency Debate on Private Members’ Bills Money Resolutions. An emergency debate is a debate called at short notice in the House of Commons on a matter …

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Business Question 17 May 2018

May 17th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I asked the Leader of the House when the Withdrawal Bill will be brought back to the House of Commons and when the customs Bill will come to the House on Report and Third Reading. The animal welfare Bill, the …

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Valerie responds to urgent question

May 11th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to an urgent question to the Leader of the House on the Government’s policy on introducing money resolutions for private Members’ Bills. Below is my speech in full:   My hon. Friend …

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Valerie meets with parliamentary delegation from Malta

May 10th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, on Wednesday 9 May 2018, I met with a delegation of Members from the House of Representatives in Malta as part of a bilateral exchange which took part from Tuesday 8 – …

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Business Questions 10 May 2018

May 10th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I asked the Leader of the House when the so-called customs Bill—the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill—and the Trade Bill have their Report stage and Third Reading, and, more importantly, ​when will the withdrawal agreement and implementation Bill be introduced? I …

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Business Questions 3 May 2018

May 3rd, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised with the Leader of the House the debate on postgraduate student nurses’ bursaries which the Government plans to abolish, despite them being so important in upskilling people and dealing with the skills shortage in the NHS.   You …

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Valerie supports ‘EqualiTeas’

May 2nd, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I supported ‘EqualiTeas’ in Parliament on 1 May 2018.   To mark 90 years since the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act became law, you are invited to celebrate this historic moment by throwing a tea party.   The …

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Tribute to Lord Martin of Springburn

May 1st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, I gave a tribute to Lord Martin of Springburn on 1 May 2018. You can read my speech below:   On behalf of the Opposition, I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your …

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Rubery Owen book launch

April 28th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I was delighted to attend the launch of the Rubery Owen Darlaston book on Saturday 28 April. The book has been compiled by David Owen OBE and Tony Highfield and includes stories of the Rubery Owen Darlaston offices.   Rubery …

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Child burial fees abolished

April 28th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

On Saturday 28 April 2018 I campaigned with Carolyn Harris MP in Walsall. Carolyn has been the Member of Parliament for Swansea East since 2015, is the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, and became Welsh Labour Deputy Leader on …

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