Valerie tables EDM 517 on the Epilepsy Passport

October 17th, 2015

On Tuesday 13 October 2015 I tabled an EDM (Early Day Motion) calling on the Government to support the introduction of the Epilepsy Passport. The full text of the EDM: That this House congratulates the Royal College of Paediatrics and …

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Valerie asks a question on Raif Badawi.

October 13th, 2015
HOC 13th October

Tuesday 13th October 2015 there was an urgent question on  the Saudi Penal System. HM Opposition  asked the SoS for Justice if he will make a statement on whether he will withdraw from the contract for training needs analysis with the Saudi penal …

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Meeting with Highways England

October 7th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I met with representatives of Highways England and Kier on 5 October 2015 to discuss the ongoing closure of Junction 9 of the M6. I was astounded by the way the meeting was conducted. I expected to be able to …

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Meeting on Darlaston Multi Purpose Centre and Land Document

October 5th, 2015

I met  with a group of local residents on Monday 5 October 2015 who are concerned about the inclusion of the former Darlaston Multi-Purpose Centre site as available for the development of a Travellers’ site in Walsall MBC’s Draft Site …

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Valerie discusses Government’s Decision to cut Student’ Maintenance Grants

September 25th, 2015

On 19 September 2015 I met with representatives from Wolverhampton University Students’ Union to discuss the Government’s decision to cut maintenance grants for students going to University from 2016/7. The Lobby was part of the National Lobby Day coordinated by …

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Valerie Hosts Epilsepy Passport Launch at the House of Commons

September 20th, 2015
Epilepsy Passport Launch (1)

On Friday 18 September 2015 I hosted the launch of the Epilepsy Passport at the House of Commons as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy on behalf of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). It …

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Valerie Attends Graduation ceremony at University of Wolverhampton

September 19th, 2015

I attended the graduation ceremony at the University of Wolverhampton on Saturday 19 September 2015. I watched the conferment of awards for graduates from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing. Many of my constituents attend the university at the …

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Valerie raises cuts to English language tuition (ESOL)for jobseekers in Parliament

September 17th, 2015
ESOL Fudning Q (Business Qs) 17Sept2015

I met representatives of Walsall Adult and Community College (WACC) immediately after it was announced in July that all funding for English Language tuition for jobseekers had been withdrawn with immediate effect. They told me WACC will lose £380,000 from …

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