Queen responds to her birthday celebrations at St. Lawrence’s Church

November 8th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The Revd Liz Jones held a special service for HM Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her 90 Birthday during the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June 2016. Following the Service I wrote to Her Majesty the Queen to let …

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Valerie supports urgent investigation into Concentrix

November 8th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

HMRC signed a £75 million contract with Concentrix to correct tax credit claims. I am concerned for the growing number of my constituents and others across the UK who have had their tax credits unfairly and unjustly stopped. This failure …

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More BAME Blood Donors needed

November 7th, 2016

There are only 134 blood donors from black or Asian communities in Walsall South. More donors are needed. The ‘Represent’ campaign highlights that only 3% of regular blood donors last year were from black and Asian communities.   Donors with …

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Valerie attends multi faith event at Grace Academy

November 5th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I attended a multi faith event in Walsall, at Grace Academy on Saturday 5th November 2016. It was a fantastic occasion to highlight the importance of togetherness in the community, especially with the different cultures and religions represented. As well …

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Meeting with EA, Boundary Commission and Sikh Temple Friday 4th November

November 4th, 2016

On Friday 4 November, I arranged a meeting with the Environment Agency (EA), and the Beacon Action Group representatives to discuss issues relating to Great Barr Hall and Park. It appears that the EA have not made any comments on …

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Business Questions 3 November 2016

November 3rd, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On Thursday 3 November 2016, as Shadow Leader of the House, I started Business questions by calling for the Government to announce the forthcoming business.   Below is my speech in full:   May I just say that it was …

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Opposition day debate on Police safety

November 2nd, 2016

On the 2nd November 2016 an Opposition day debate was held on Police Officer safety. A worsening problem, an estimated 23,000 assaults on officers are recorded each year in England and Wales, with the national Police Force declining by 20,000 …

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Valerie calls on the Government to save local pharmacies in Walsall

November 2nd, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On 2 November 2016 the Opposition Labour Party tabled the following motion and held a debate opposing cuts to community pharmacies:   “That this House notes that community pharmacies are valued assets that offer face-to-face healthcare advice which relieves pressure …

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