Valerie shows support for community pharmacies

November 18th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I support the ‘Save our Community Pharmacies’ campaign as Government figures shows that up to 3,000, a quarter of all pharmacies, could close.   In Walsall South, 8 out of 32 pharmacies are at risk of closure. I am alarmed …

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Valerie calls on Government to guarantee 30 hours free childcare in the Autumn Statement

November 18th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I support the call for a guarantee in the Autumn Statement for the Government to fully fund its promise to offer 30 hours free childcare per week.   In Walsall, the number of childcare places has decreased by 871 between …

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Business Questions 17 November 2016

November 17th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Thursday 17 November 2016, as Shadow Leader of the House, I started Business questions by calling for the Government to announce the forthcoming business.   Below is my speech in full:   I thank the Leader of the House …

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Valerie supports equal pay day campaign

November 15th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

Women earn significantly less than men in full-time work, shown by the current 13.9% gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day is the day that women effectively earn less than men in the calendar year.   Progress on closing the gender …

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Remembrance Day 2016

November 13th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Sunday the 13th November 2016 I attended the Remembrance Sunday Services at the Town Centre and in Darlaston. I laid a wreath at both events made by disabled ex-servicemen. The event started with a March past by the following …

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Youth Parliament comes to the House of Commons

November 11th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House it was a delight to welcome the Youth Parliament to the House of Commons for their 7th visit on Friday 11 November 2016. Young people aged 11-18 filled the Chamber and debated topics chosen …

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Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

November 10th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Sunday 13 November 2016 the nation remembered and honoured those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. If you are in need of support or require support for someone else, the RAF Benevolent Fund may be …

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Queen responds to her birthday celebrations at St. Lawrence’s Church

November 8th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The Revd Liz Jones held a special service for HM Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her 90 Birthday during the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June 2016. Following the Service I wrote to Her Majesty the Queen to let …

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