Business Questions 3 May 2018

May 3rd, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised with the Leader of the House the debate on postgraduate student nurses’ bursaries which the Government plans to abolish, despite them being so important in upskilling people and dealing with the skills shortage in the NHS.   You …

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Valerie supports ‘EqualiTeas’

May 2nd, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I supported ‘EqualiTeas’ in Parliament on 1 May 2018.   To mark 90 years since the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act became law, you are invited to celebrate this historic moment by throwing a tea party.   The …

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Tribute to Lord Martin of Springburn

May 1st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, I gave a tribute to Lord Martin of Springburn on 1 May 2018. You can read my speech below:   On behalf of the Opposition, I thank you, Mr Speaker, for your …

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Rubery Owen book launch

April 28th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I was delighted to attend the launch of the Rubery Owen Darlaston book on Saturday 28 April. The book has been compiled by David Owen OBE and Tony Highfield and includes stories of the Rubery Owen Darlaston offices.   Rubery …

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Child burial fees abolished

April 28th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

On Saturday 28 April 2018 I campaigned with Carolyn Harris MP in Walsall. Carolyn has been the Member of Parliament for Swansea East since 2015, is the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, and became Welsh Labour Deputy Leader on …

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Business Questions 26 April 2018

April 26th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised the treatment of the Windrush Generation again with the Leader of the House. The Home Office should know who is in detention and must know why they are there. I asked when the Government will produce these figures …

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Disabled Student Allowance

April 20th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised the Disabled Students’ Allowance at Business Questions on 19 April 2018.   With changes to DSA, a £200 up-front fee was applied across the board and not means-tested, which has resulted in a nearly 30% reduction in the …

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Tracker on the progress of Brexit legislation

April 20th, 2018

You can keep track of the parliamentary progress of legislation introduced to implement Brexit on the Institute for Government’s website here:   https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/charts/parliamentary-progress-legislation-introduced-implement-brexit   (As at 23 April 2018)

Valerie meets with Walsall Housing Group Chief Executive

April 20th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I met with the Chief Executive of Walsall Housing Group (WHG) Gary Fulford on Friday 20 April 2018.   On 19 April 2018 Labour launched a green paper entitled ‘Housing for the Many’ setting out proposals to change the country’s …

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Valerie welcomes West Walsall E-Act Academy to Parliament

April 19th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP with Students from Walsall E-Act Academy

I was delighted to welcome students from West Walsall E-Act Academy to Parliament on 19 April 2018.   During their visit I discussed my role both as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and as a representative of Walsall …

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