Human Rights in Burma Adjournment Debate

November 19th, 2014
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On Wednesday 19 November 2014, Valerie attended the Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on Human Rights in Burma secured by David Burrowes MP. Valerie said: “There remain concerns surrounding the Burmese census. Britain gave £10 million towards the …

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Valerie tabled EDM on Church of England and Women Bishops

November 19th, 2014

On Monday 17 November 2014 the Church of England voted to allow women to become bishops. Valerie tabled a EDM to mark this historic occasion. Valerie’s EDM on Women Bishops: That this House welcomes the adoption by the Church of …

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House of Commons Governance Select Committee – Tuesday 18 November 2014

November 18th, 2014
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On Tuesday 18 November 2014, the House of Commons Governance of the House Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, and Mr Frank Doran MP; Michael …

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Valerie votes to defeat Government and delivers a fair deal for local pubs.

November 18th, 2014
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On Tuesday 18 November 2014, Valerie voted to protect local businesses from the predatory practices of large pub owning companies (known as pubcos) by backing a new cross-party clause to the Small Business Bill. Valerie Vaz MP said: “I was …

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Health Select Committee hears evidence for Public Expenditure Inquiry

November 18th, 2014
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On Tuesday 18 November 2014, the Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from Dame Kate Barker, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care as part of the Committee’s inquiry into …

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Pope Francis sends Apostolic Blessing to Sister Edith Agodi on her Silver Jubilee at St Mary’s the Mount

November 17th, 2014
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On Saturday 15 November 2014 Valerie attended a thanksgiving Mass at St Mary’s The Mount, Walsall to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Sister Edith’s 25 years of her First Religious Profession. Valerie said: “It was a great privilege to be …

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Valerie meets with residents of Beacon Heights about local bus services.

November 14th, 2014
Beacon Heights Bus Meeting

On Friday 14 November 2014, Valerie and residents met with representatives of Centro and National Express West Midlands at the Beacon Heights Park Homes site on Pinfold Lane to discuss bus services to the site. Valerie said: “Residents contacted me …

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Health Select Committee hears evidence for Public Expenditure Inquiry

November 12th, 2014
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On Tuesday 11 November 2014, the Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, heard evidence from John Appleby, Chief Economist, King’s Fund, Anita Charlesworth, Chief Executive, Health Foundation, and Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust, as part of …

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