Business Questions 23 November 2017

November 23rd, 2017
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During Business Questions I raised that the List of Ministers interests has not been updated in almost a year, we need transparency with the ongoing trade negotiations. Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser – 23 November 2017

November 23rd, 2017

In Westminster there is a growing anticipation around the Budget Statement and calls from the Opposition to end the austerity measures of the last 7 years.   It is understandable that after the Tories needlessly harsh austerity measures, people are …

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European Union Withdrawal Bill Committee Stage – Day 3

November 22nd, 2017

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 the third day of the Committee of the Whole House for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill took place. A Committee of the Whole House takes place in the House of Commons Chamber and is presided …

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Statement on Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy

November 16th, 2017
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I thank the Leader of the House for her statement and for letting me have sight of it, albeit late last night. As the Leader of the House indicated, the working group has met. There are many issues to deal …

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Business Questions 16 November 2017

November 16th, 2017
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During Business Questions I raised the eviction notices sent out following the roll-out of universal credit 38 days before Christmas – this is from a heartless Government whose policies are hurting the most vulnerable in society. Here is my speech …

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European Union Withdrawal Bill Committee Stage – Day 1 and 2

November 16th, 2017

Tuesday 14 November 2017 saw the first day of The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill’s Committee of the Whole House. A Committee of the Whole House takes place in the House of Commons Chamber and is presided over by the chairman …

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Valerie welcomes members of the Youth Parliament

November 14th, 2017
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On Friday 10 November 2017 Valerie Vaz MP addressed Members of the Youth Parliament sitting for the 9th time in the House of Commons. Valerie Vaz MP said: “I was delighted to welcome Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs) aged …

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Parliament Week 2017

November 14th, 2017
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Valerie is pleased to support Parliament Week which runs from the 13-19 November 2017. Valerie said: “UK Parliament Week is a wonderful opportunity to engage people from across the UK with their Parliament. It is an important part of democracy …

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Remembrance Sunday 2017

November 12th, 2017
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Valerie said: “On Sunday 12 November 2017 I attended the Remembrance Sunday Civic Procession. I laid a wreath at Darlaston war memorial after laying a wreath at Walsall town centre earlier.”

Burma Update

November 10th, 2017

Valerie said: “During my time in Parliament I have raised the issue of Burma a number of times with Ministers and the Leader of the House at Business Questions.” “Last week we were reminded that the Army is still in …

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