Valerie speaks in Westminster Hall debate on Burma

March 23rd, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Wednesday 23 March 2016 I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on Burma highlighting the issues of internally displaced people, the need to protect victims of sexual violence, PSVI Initiative and hope for the future.   Here is my …

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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee: Common Agricultural Policy inquiry

March 23rd, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On 23 March 2016, The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee held an oral evidence session to hear about the progress of payments made to farmers under the new Common Agricultural Policy system. The session also focused on the Government’s views …

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Valerie supports Shropshire food day

March 23rd, 2016

On Wednesday 23 March, I  attending Shropshire food day in Parliament where I met farmers, small businesses and food and drink producers based in Shropshire to discuss issues they are currently facing, and sample their local produce.   I spoke with …

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Valerie asks question on Flood Defence Schemes

March 17th, 2016
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On 17 March 2016 I asked a question at Environment, Food and Rural Affairs questions. Valerie Vaz MP (Walsall South): Will the money allocated for flood defences in yesterday’s Budget stay with the Treasury or be transferred directly to the …

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Valerie shows support for Blind Children UK

March 15th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Tuesday 15 March 2016 I met Jenny Holder, ( left)  in the photo, a Specialist Family Support Officer at Blind Children UK.   Jenny  showed me a CustomEyes large print version of Harry Potter, and told me about the valuable …

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Valerie celebrates the Commonwealth on Commonwealth Day

March 14th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Monday 14 March 2016,  I intervened in an adjournment debate secured by Iani Liddell Grainger MP the Chair of CPA_UK  on Commonwealth Day.   The Commonwealth unites over 2 billion people in 53 nations around the world, including Canada, Australia, New …

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Valerie attends Asian Voice Awards 2016

March 10th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I was delighted to present  awards at the Asian Voice Event in the Terrace Pavillion at the House of Commons on 10 March 2016. These are always very exciting events and are a way of acknowledging the hard work and enterprise …

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Sunday Trading Bill

March 10th, 2016

“I am delighted that the Government was defeated and Sunday Trading laws remain unchanged. I signed an amendment tabled by David Burrowes MP to the Enterprise Bill to remove the extension of Sunday trading laws. The Bill in its original …

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