Business Questions 19 April 2018

April 19th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

At Business Questions I raised the Government’s treatment of the Windrush Generation. British citizens now in their 60s and 70s are losing the right to work, rent property, receive their pensions and access their bank accounts and vital healthcare, and …

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Valerie responds to business statement

April 16th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

On Monday 16 April 2018 I responded to the Leader of the Houses’ Business Statement. Below is my speech in full:   I thank the Leader of the House for the business statement and for early sight of it. It …

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Valerie celebrates Vaisakhi in Walsall

April 15th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As part of the month of celebration that normally accompanies Vaisakhi, on Sunday 15 April 2018 I was delighted to join Sikhs from across the West Midlands as we processed from Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in West Bromwich Road to …

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UK Air Strikes in Syria

April 14th, 2018

The reports from Douma on 14 April 2018 point to an attack having been carried out with chemical weapons, in full contravention of international humanitarian law. The evidence of the deaths and suffering inflicted by the attack, including on young …

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Valerie Supports World Parkinson’s Day

April 11th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

Wednesday 11 April 2018 was the birthday of Dr James Parkinson, who is most famous for publishing ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’ in 1817, and establishing Parkinson’s as an internationally recognised medical condition.   I was proud to mark …

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Valerie meets holocaust survivor Janine Webber

April 8th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

At St Martin’s Church Walsall on Saturday 7 April 2018, I heard Janine Webber’s testimony of her experience during the Holocaust.   I raised Janine’s story in the House at Business Questions on Thursday 19 April 2018.   Janine was …

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Peace and Unity rally

April 7th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

Outside of St Paul’s at the Crossing on Saturday 7 April 2018, a Peace and Unity rally was held to counter a group that were marching in Walsall.   The atmosphere at St Paul’s Square was of a celebration of …

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Business Questions 29 March 2018

March 29th, 2018
LotH 29Mar18

It is half time for the Article 50 process and regions are still anxious about what Brexit will mean for the. There has been no decision on the Northern Ireland border, the Government’s own analysis shows that a hard Brexit …

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Valerie gives evidence to the Procedure Committee

March 28th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, on Wednesday 28 March 2018, I gave oral evidence to the Procedure Committee for its inquiry into Voting by proxy in the House of Commons.   On 1 February 2018, the following …

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Valerie speaks at Delegated Legislation Committee

March 27th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

At a Delegated Legislation Committee on Tuesday 27 March 2018, I responded to the following motion: “That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Sarah Chambers as an Electoral Commissioner with effect from …

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