Valerie urges change on Working Tax Credit rules

February 24th, 2012

Valerie  is urging the Government to reconsider a change to tax credit rules which means thousands of families will lose all of their Working Tax Credits unless they can significantly increase their working hours. Valerie said: “900 couples with children …

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Valerie calls on government to release NHS risk register

February 23rd, 2012
Valerie speaks in the Risk Register debate

On 22 February 2012 Valerie urged the Government to publish the transition risk register for the controversial health reorganisation, as recommended by the Information Commissioner.   Valerie Vaz MP said:   “There is a fundamental flaw at the heart of …

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Health Select Committee publishes report into Social Care

February 8th, 2012
Health Committee Meeting

On 8 February 2012 the Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, published its report into Social Care.   Valerie said:   “We found that older people are being let down by fragmented care services.  The report stresses …

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Valerie calls for last orders on binge drinking

February 8th, 2012
Valerie calls for last orders on binge drinking

On Tuesday 7 February 2012 Valerie spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of the Government’s Alcohol Strategy.   Speaking after the debate, Valerie said:   “This was an important debate. As a member of the Health Select …

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Valerie presents petition on graves in cemeteries in Walsall

February 4th, 2012
Valerie presents the petition

On the 1st of February 2012 Valerie presented a petition on behalf of citizens of Walsall. The petition opposed Walsall Council’s plans to remove borders around graves, which would allow lawn mowers, workmen and members of the general public to …

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News and information regarding M6 motorway construction

February 2nd, 2012

For information regarding Birmingham Box Managed Motorways Phase 3 construction, please click here to download of a copy of the letter currently being distributed to residents living in the vicinity of the M6.  

Valerie calls for tougher action on metal theft

February 1st, 2012

Valerie has welcomed proposed legislation to tackle metal theft, but says more needs to be done.  On 26 January 2012 the Home Secretary Theresa May issued a statement of the Government’s intention to bring in legislation to ban cash transactions …

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Valerie visits Alucast Foundry in Wednesbury

January 28th, 2012
Valerie with Tony Sartorious

On Friday 27th January 2012, Valerie visited the Alucast Aluminium Foundry in Wednesbury, which recently won the contract to produce components for the London 2012 Olympic Relay Torch. Valerie said: “I was delighted to visit the Alucast Foundry in Wednesbury. The …

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