Valerie opens new stand at Darlaston Town F.C.

December 18th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I officially opened Darlaston Town FC’s new spectator stand on Saturday 17 December 2016 at the Paycare Ground, thanks to a £15,288 grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) – the largest funders of non-league …

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CPA Conference

December 17th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was held in London from 11- 17 December 2016. The picture shows the UK delegation ( l) Dr Rupa Huq MP, and (r) Baroness Berridge.   On Friday 17 December 2016 I attended the meeting …

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Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill

December 16th, 2016
Chamber

In June 2012 the UK signed the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence – more commonly known as the Istanbul Convention – but has yet to ratify it.   The Istanbul Convention …

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Business Questions 15 December 2016

December 16th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

At Business questions , I raised the issue of debates on leaving the EU and its effect on Young people. My speech is below:   May I press the Leader of the House yet again for the date of the …

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Yemen Day 2016

December 14th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The armed conflict in Yemen is one of the greatest humanitarian crises. 68 % of the population (18.7 million people) are in need of humanitarian assistance and almost 300 health centres have either been destroyed or seriously damaged. The meeting …

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Opposition debate on Homelessness

December 14th, 2016

The follow motion was put to the House in a debate called by the Opposition on 14 December 2016:   That this House notes that homelessness is lower now than at its peak in 2003-04; further notes that England has …

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Singing for Jo Cox

December 13th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I was one of a group of MPs from across the parties who took part in the recording of a unique single initiated by parliamentary rock band MP4 as a tribute to the late MP Jo Cox. The project brought …

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Business Questions 8 December 2016

December 8th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I thank the Leader of the House for coming to the House today. He has had a very busy week. Margaret Thatcher said that everyone needed a Willie. She was referring to Willie Whitelaw, and the Leader of the House …

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