Valerie opens new training centre for young people

March 21st, 2015
Valerie with Rathbone Staff

On Friday 20 March 2015, Valerie opened a new training centre for unemployed young people run by the charity, Rathbone. Valerie said: “It was a privilege to open Rathbone’s new Training Centre in Walsall. Rathbone is working to offer young …

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Valerie raises the need for Local Newspapers

March 19th, 2015
Future of Local Newspapers

On Thursday 19 March 2015 Valerie Vaz, Member of Parliament for Walsall South, spoke in the Westminster Hall Debate on The Future of Local Newspapers. Valerie Vaz MP said: “It is important for young journalists to cut their teeth on …

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Draft False or Misleading Information Regulations 2015

March 18th, 2015

On Wednesday 18 March 2015 the Tenth Delegated Legislation Committee, of which Valerie sat as a member, scrutinised the Draft False or Misleading Information (Specified Care Providers and Specified Information) Regulations 2015. Valerie said: “I would like to clarify something …

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Valerie raised FGM in DFID questions

March 18th, 2015

On Wednesday 18 March 2015 Valerie raised the issue of Female Genital Mutilation during International Development questions. Valerie asked: “Could the Minister go further and make it a condition of aid that these countries eliminate these appalling practices.” The Secretary …

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Valerie raises Access to Justice in Justice Questions

March 17th, 2015

On Tuesday 17 March 2015 Valerie raised Access to Justice following cuts to Legal Aid. Valerie asked: “Access to Justice is one of the corner stones of our democracy. Given the reductions in Legal Aid, could the minster say if …

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Valerie receives message of support for Walsall FC from former Chelsea and Holland Striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

March 16th, 2015
Valerie with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank

Valerie has received a message of support for Walsall FC from former Chelsea and Holland Striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Valerie said: “I met Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at a celebration of diversity in the UK. I told him about Walsall’s road …

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Valerie attends the unveiling of Gandhi’s statue

March 14th, 2015
Valerie with Gandhi Statue

On Saturday 14 March 2015 Valerie attended the unveiling ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Parliament Square. The statue was the work of the sculptor, Philip Jackson.” Valerie said: “It was an honour to be present at the unveiling …

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Valerie and Michael Dugher MP launch extended bus services to Beacon Heights

March 12th, 2015
Valerie, Michael Dugher MP and residents

On Thursday 12 March 2015, Valerie and the Shadow Transport Secretary, Michael Dugher MP, launched additional evening and new Sunday bus services for residents of Beacon Heights. Valerie said: “I was delighted to launch the new services on the 25 …

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