Valerie welcomes IT competition finalists Palfrey Junior School to Westminster

June 28th, 2011
Valerie Vaz and students from Palfrey Junior School

On Tuesday 28 June Valerie was delighted to welcome Class 10 pupils  from Palfrey Junior School to the Houses of Parliament.   Last month, ICT coordinator at Palfrey Junior School , Alan Carter told Valerie that Palfrey Juniors’ Class 10 had …

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Health Select Committee publishes report on Complaints and Litigation

June 27th, 2011
Health Select Committee

On Monday 27 June 2011, the House of Commons Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, published its report into Complaints and Litigation.   The Committee found that the current complaints system is not effective, and called for an …

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Valerie presses PM for action on epilepsy and related conditions

June 22nd, 2011
Prime Minister's Questions

On 22nd June Valerie asked the Prime Minister to increase Government support for people with epilepsy and related conditions.   Valerie is the primary sponsor of a Bill brought in under the ten-minute rule procedure, which requires the Government to publish …

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Valerie encourages nominations for Olympic Torchbearer

June 16th, 2011

Valerie is encouraging people in Walsall South to nominate someone who has made a difference to the community to be a Torchbearer during the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.   The 70-day Relay, which starts on 18 May 2012, will see …

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Valerie meets with carer to mark Carers Week 2011

June 13th, 2011
Visit to Patricia Rolston

To mark Carers Week (13th-19th June), Valerie visited Ms Patricia Rolston at her home in Bentley on Saturday 11th June.  Ms Rolston is the sole full-time carer for her daughter, Lyndsey Ball. Ms Ball suffers from severe learning difficulties and …

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Valerie takes part in Diabetes UK walk at Walsall Arboretum

June 12th, 2011
Valerie at Walsall Arboretum

On Sunday 12th June, Valerie marked Diabetes Week 2011 by taking part in a sponsored walk at Walsall Arboretum in aid of Diabetes UK. Despite the heavy rain, more than 150 people turned out to show their support for the charity. Diabetes …

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Valerie visits Hydratight in Bentley

June 10th, 2011
Valerie at Hydratight

On Friday 10th June, Valerie visited the Hydratight headquarters in Bentley to meet with the company’s president, Jan de Konig, and to see some of the skilled manufacturing work undertaken at the site. Hydratight manufactures specialist equipment for use in a number …

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Valerie calls for Government to rethink plans for women’s state pension age

June 7th, 2011

Barbara is 56.  From the age of 15, she has worked every day of her life, apart from a few years when she stayed at home to care for her disabled husband until his death in 2003.  Since 1995, she thought that she …

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