Meeting with Year 7 at West Walsall E- ACT

September 9th, 2016
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I was invited to speak to Year 7 at West Walsall E-ACT Academy on Primley Avenue on Friday 9th September 2016. Year 7 had started a unit called Citizen Me and their teacher Ms Yousaf suggested I talk about my …

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Higher Education and Research Bill Committee Thursday 8 September 2016

September 8th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Thursday 8 September 2016, the Higher Education and Research Bill Committee had its 3rd and and 4th sitting and I moved the amendment to change the name from the Office for Students to Office for Higher Education.   Sitting …

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Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards

September 7th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

Applications for the Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards are now open. By entering, schools have the chance to win £1,500 for their Breakfast Club and Children and teachers from the winning clubs will be invited to attend the awards ceremony hosted …

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Valerie asks a question at Justice Questions

September 6th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The former Justice Secretary Chris Grayling MP had previously banned relatives sending packages of books to inmates, as well as restricting the number of books present in each cell. The next Justice Secretary, Michael Gove MP, overturned this policy in …

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Higher Education and Research Bill Committee Tuesday 6 September 2016

September 6th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The first two sittings of the Higher Education and Research Bill Committee, of which I am a member, were held on Tuesday 6 September 2016.   Sitting 1   The Committee examined the following witnesses: Professor Simon Gaskell, Gordon McKenzie, …

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Finance Bill 2016

September 6th, 2016

The Report Stage of the Finance Bill, the measure which enacts the 2016 Budget, was debated in the House of Commons on Monday 5 September and Tuesday 6 September 2016.   The Finance Bill has unfairness at its very core …

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Valerie opposes planning application on the car park on Liskeard Road, Park Hall

August 26th, 2016

On 24 August 2016, I made a site visit to see the proposals of this planning application. Many of my constituents have objected to the application to build 12 flats on the car park.   I have written to the …

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Valerie celebrates Goan Association 50 Years of Service to the Community

July 31st, 2016
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On Sunday 31st July I attended the Annual Goan Festival at Cranford Community College in Hounslow to celebrate Goan Association (UK) 50 years of service to the Community. Goan Association is a voluntary Association which aims to embrace the culture …

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