Valerie ensures 38 Bus Stops at the Manor Hospital

December 1st, 2011
Valerie with Kings Hill residents Doreen Laban and Julie Bosley

Valerie has welcomed news that the new 38 bus service will now stop on the grounds of Walsall Manor Hospital from 1st January 2012.   Valerie  said: “Following the successful campaign to reinstate the former 639 bus route from Kings Hill in Darlaston …

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Valerie hosts dinner for Noor Inayat Khan GC Memorial

November 20th, 2011
Working model of bust of Noor Inayat Khan, by Karen Newman

On Saturday 19 November 2011, Valerie Vaz MP hosted the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Fundraising Dinner in the House of Commons, to celebrate the life of Noor Inayat Khan GC of the Special Operations Executive. Guest of Honour was the …

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Valerie Attends Remembrance Events at Walsall and Darlaston Cenotaphs

November 13th, 2011

On Sunday 13th November 2011, Valerie attended the Remberance Sunday events at the Cenotaphs in Walsall Town Centre and in Darlaston. Valerie took part in the services and laid wreaths in memory of the fallen. At Walsall Town Centre, Valerie took part in …

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Health Committee publishes Public Health report

November 11th, 2011
Health Select Committee

The House of Commons Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, has published its report into Public Health today, 2nd November 2011. Valerie said: “This report highlights several important concerns about the future of public health.  The Committee …

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Valerie calls for expert health and equalities bodies to be saved from quango cull

November 4th, 2011
Valerie speaking during the Report Stage of the Public Bodies Bill

Valerie Vaz, MP for Walsall South and member of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, yesterday criticised the Government’s inclusion of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), and the Equality and Human Rights …

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Valerie hosts launch for Aung San Suu Kyi biography

November 3rd, 2011
Valerie Vaz MP with author Peter Popham, Zoya Phan of Burma Campaign UK, and relatives of ASSK 3nov 2011

On Thursday 3 November, in the Jubillee Room , House of Commons, Valerie hosted the launch of the new biography of Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, ‘The Lady and the Peacock’ by Peter Popham.  The event was attended by relatives of Daw Aung …

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Valerie calls for rethink on legal aid cuts

November 3rd, 2011
Valerie speaking in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Report Stage

On Wednesday 2 November, Valerie spoke in the House of Commons Chamber, and called on the Government to rethink its plans to reduce the scope of legal aid.    Valerie said:    “The Government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of …

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Valerie delighted by Birmingham Road success

November 2nd, 2011
Valerie with Philip Antill

Valerie with Philip Antill at the site of the former bus lane on Birmingham Road.   Valerie said: “I am delighted that Walsall Borough Council has listened to local residents and has removed the bus lane.” “Resident Philip Antill came to …

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