Valerie chairs Westminster Hall Debate

May 5th, 2016
Valerie chairs Westminster Debate 5th May 2016

As a member of the Speakers Panel on Thursday 5th May 2016 I chaired a debate on compensation for residents affected by the upgrade of the Great Northern Great Eastern railway line. The debate was moved by Stephen Phillips QC …

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Valerie backs calls to save the NHS bursary

May 4th, 2016
NHS bursary

At the Opposition Day debate on Wednesday 4 May 2016, I voted for the motion to ask the Government to keep NHS bursaries for student nurses and midwives. :nbsp; The Chancellor in his November 2015 Spending Review announced that bursaries …

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Land Registry Privatisation

May 3rd, 2016

The government have proposed to privatise the HM Land Registry as part of its plan to raise capital. The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills argues that the Land Registry ‘could have more freedom in the private sector …

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Valerie celebrates Vaisakhi at The New Art Gallery

April 30th, 2016
New Art Gallery

At the New Art Gallery on Saturday 30 April 2016 there was a celebration of Vaisakhi through an exhibition of Langar. Langar is a term used in the Sikh religion for the common kitchen/canteen where free food is served in …

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Valerie visits Walsall Town Centre

April 30th, 2016
Valerie in Walsall Town Centre April 2016

On Saturday 30th April 2016 I went on a walkabout in the Town Centre to speak to stall holders about anti-social behaviour.   Many traders at the Walsall market are being affected by anti-social behaviour. I discussed with local shopkeepers …

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The Twelfth Annual Mayor’s Civic Awards

April 29th, 2016
Annual mayor Awards

I attended The Twelfth Annual Mayor’s Civic Awards to celebrate Walsall personalities and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to Walsall which was held at the Town Hall Walsall on 29 April 2016.   It was good to be present at …

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Valerie speaks in the debate on HMRC

April 28th, 2016
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During a backbench debate about the HMRC ‘Building our Future’ plans, on Thursday 28th April, I raised my concerns about the planned closure of the HMRC office in Walsall, HMRC’s inability to close the tax gap and the growing frustration …

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Justice Questions

April 26th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

At Justice questions on Tuesday 26 April, I was called to ask the Minister a question.   Valerie Vaz: The Supreme Court has found that the Justice Secretary acted without moral authority and in a legal vacuum. Will he now …

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