Caldmore Balti House Wins Place in Tiffin Cup 2011 Regional Final

May 20th, 2011
Tiffin Cup 2011

Caldmore Balti House has won a place in the regional final after being chosen to represent Walsall South by Valerie Vaz MP in the prestigious Lyca Tiffin Cup 2011 competition.   The national competition is held each year to find …

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Never on a Sunday – Valerie Campaigns against New Art Gallery Sunday and Bank Holiday Closures

May 16th, 2011
Smalltown by Cameron Galt. New Art Gallery, Walsall.

Valerie has criticised the decision to close the New Art Gallery in Walsall on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The new opening arrangements which began on 3 April mean that the gallery is now closed at the only times when it is convenient to visit for …

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Valerie welcomes Walsall College to House of Commons for launch event

May 10th, 2011
Walsall College ASfI event

On Tuesday 10th May Valerie hosted a reception at the House of Commons to launch Walsall College’s new ‘Accredited Skills for Industry’ qualifications.   Walsall College is only the second further education organisation in the country to gain a licence to …

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Valerie Condemns Health Bill in Parliament

May 9th, 2011
Valerie Condemns Health Bill in Parliament

Valerie today spoke in the House of Commons on the Government’s proposed reforms to the NHS.  MPs were debating an Opposition motion, and Valerie used the opportunity to speak out against the Health and Social Care Bill, and in support …

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Valerie Presents Pleck Library Petition to Parliament

April 27th, 2011
Valerie Presents Pleck Library Petition to Parliament

On 27 April 2011 in the House of Commons, Valerie presented the petition signed by local residents to save Pleck Library.  Over 1,100 people signed the petition which requests that the House of Commons urges the Government to take all possible steps to …

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Valerie calls for consistency and fairness in airline instrument policies

April 8th, 2011
Valerie with violinist Nicola Benedetti

Valerie has written to UK airlines asking them to clarify their current policies on the carriage of musical instruments on aeroplanes.    Having raised the matter during Business Questions in the House of Commons on 3rd February 2011, Valerie is …

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Valerie Visits Walsall Ecohouse

April 6th, 2011
Walsall EcoHouse

Valerie  visited the Walsall Ecohouse to see how the owners, Martin and Jane Normanton, managed to cut their energy use and carbon emissions by 70%. Mr Normanton emphasised the importance of being able to cut emissions in a cost effective way, …

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Committee Criticises Proposed NHS Reforms

April 5th, 2011
The Health Select Committee

Valerie has welcomed the Secretary of State for Health’s announcement on April 4th that there is to be a pause in the progress of the Health and Social Care Bill. However Valerie remains concerned that the consultation announced by the Government will yet again …

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