Women in Science. No 5: Elizabeth Blackwell

April 3rd, 2014
Valerie celebrates women in science - Elizabeth Blackwell

Next in the series to raise awareness of the important contributions of women in science is Elizabeth Blackwell. Valerie tabled an Early Day Motion on Elizabeth Blackwell and Women in Science. The Early Day Motion reads: “That this House commends …

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Books for Prisoners

April 2nd, 2014
Books for Prisoners

Valerie said: “I have signed the petition and support the Howard League and the tens of thousands of people who have signed the petition to reverse the banning of books to prisoners by the Justice Secretary. I note that the …

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Final Session: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – Tuesday 1 April 2014.

April 1st, 2014
VV at CJCB

The last session of the scrutiny of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill Public Committee was held. Valerie said: “There were two aspects of the Bill for which the opposition Labour party tabled an amendment. The first was an amendment …

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Valerie raises Great Barr Park Planning Application in Parliament

March 31st, 2014
Valerie's Adjournment Debate regarding the Green Belt Planning

On Monday 31 March 2014, Valerie Vaz MP, Walsall South, secured an adjournment debate on Planning and the Green Belt in Walsall South. Valerie said: “I have been alarmed by the number of Planning Applications granted for building on the …

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – Clause 54: Capping of costs

March 27th, 2014
Valerie at the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

On Thursday 27 March 2014 the Committee discussed Clause 54 to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. Valerie said: “We heard that the Government is putting through measures when judges are already doing what they need to do. It is …

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – Clause 53: Interveners and costs

March 27th, 2014
Valerie speaking at Criminal Justice & Courts Bill

On Thursday 27 March 2014 the Committee discussed Clause 53 to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. Valerie said: “It is not clear what apparent mischief the Government are trying to prevent, other than to interfere with the workings of …

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – Clause 50: Likelihood of substantially different outcome for applicant

March 27th, 2014
CJCB11March2014-2

On Thursday 27 March 2014 the Committee discussed Clause 50 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. Valerie said: “We come to an important part of the Bill that goes to the heart of the relationship between the citizen and …

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Government centralises websites to www.gov.uk

March 26th, 2014
GOV.UK LOGO

The Government has made a significant change to its presence online, centralising all its affiliated Government website under one domain name: www.gov.uk. The websites of all 24 Government departments and 331 other agencies and public bodies are being merged into …

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