Business Questions 15 March 2018

March 15th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised at Business Questions the Government’s Green Paper on the integration strategy in which Walsall was mentioned. My constituents have contacted me about this because they resent the fact that Walsall is seen as a place that is not …

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Valerie responds to Urgent Question

March 12th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House, on Monday 12 March 2018, I responded to an Urgent Question on the treatment of House of Commons staff.   Below is my speech in full:   It is noted, Mr Speaker, that you …

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Business Questions 8 March 2018

March 8th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

At Business Questions on 8 March 2018, I raised nurses bursaries with the Leader of the House. The Government have not yet provided time to debate early-day motion 937, which deals with the regulations on abolishing nursing bursaries for post-graduate …

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Valerie meets with CPA Canada delegation

March 5th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), I met with the delegation from the Parliament of Canada on Monday 5 March 2018 in Parliament.   The delegation included: Senator Patricia Bovey, Frank Baylis MP, Kerry Diotte MP, Senator …

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Merit Awards

March 4th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I was delighted that Pat Halpin, who works hard for his community, was awarded with a Merit Award on Sunday 4 March 2018.   Also presenting the award was the Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn and Deputy Leader …

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Business Questions 1 March 2018

March 1st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised with the Leader of the House, the important work that police support staff do after the Member for Parliament for Walsall North, who voted to cut police budgets — the west midlands has had to face a cut …

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Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy

February 28th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, I responded to the Leader of the House’s statement on the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy. You can read my speech below:   Valerie Vaz: I thank the Leader of the House for opening the …

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Valerie attends memorial service for Mary Turner

February 27th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I attended the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mary Turner at St Paul’s Cathedral on 27 February.   Thousands of people were in attendance, including Jeremy Corbyn and some members of the Shadow Cabinet. Mary started her life …

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Business Questions 22 February 2018

February 22nd, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I raised Brexit with the Leader of the House at Business Questions. It is almost a year since article 50 was triggered and we still don’t know the Government’s position. A letter was sent to the Prime Minister signed by …

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Valerie celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

February 21st, 2018
Fairtrade Fortnight 21Feb18

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year’s theme is ‘Come On In!’ inviting people to learn more about the Fairtrade movement and how it impacts on the lives of farmers and producers around the …

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