Valerie marks Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th, 2016
Holocaust Memorial Day

On Wednesday 27 January I joined thousands across the country to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.   I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the …

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Bill Madeley Councillor, Mayor MBE RIP

January 26th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP with the Rev'd Jesse Jackson and Bill Madeley MBE

Today, 26 January 2016, I attended the funeral of Bill Madeley MBE, Councillor for Bentley and Darlaston North for 40 years from 1971 to 2012. He had served as Mayor of Walsall and briefly as Leader of the Council. More …

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Urgent Question on HMRC tax settlement

January 25th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Monday 25 January 2016 Mr Speaker granted an Urgent Question requested by the Shadow Chancellor on the settlement reached between HMRC and Google. I asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury about Google’s legal tax obligations.   I asked: …

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Education questions reveals new money for schools

January 25th, 2016
Free childcare debate

On 25 January 2016 I was able to raise the issue of the increasing capacity need in schools following the Government’s policy on free childcare. Some Heads have riased the issue with me that if more children can access the …

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Valerie writes to the Prime Minister on English Tuition funding

January 23rd, 2016
HOC 21 Jan

At Leader of the House Questions on Thursday 21 January 2016 I asked for the return of £380,000 funding for English language tuition to Walsall Adult and Community College (WACC) following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a £20m fund for …

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Valerie raises ESOL funding at Business Questions to the Leader of the House

January 21st, 2016
HOC 21 Jan

Given the Prime Minister’s statement earlier in the week about learning English I asked a question to the Leader of the House on Thursday 21 January 2016. I visited Walsall Adult Community College who had their grant cut without consultation. …

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Valerie asks a question in the Statement on Litvinenko Inquiry

January 21st, 2016
HOC 21 Jan

On Thursday 21 January 2016 I asked the House to pay tribute to the British scientists who helped uncover the truth about the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.   Valerie Vaz (Walsall South) (Lab): The House should pay tribute to the …

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Statement on Infected Blood- new process.

January 21st, 2016
HOC 21 Jan

This situation is a tragedy. Some constituents have been affected by this scandal and have had difficulty in accessing medical records having had to prove that the person affected by infected blood was infected. This is not a good position. …

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