Valerie launches campaign for 20mph speed limits outside all schools in Walsall South

December 5th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

  On Friday 4 December 2015 I launched a campaign at Bentley West Primary School on Monmouth Road for 20mph speed limits to be introduced outside all schools in Walsall South.   Last year 29 child pedestrians were killed on British Roads. …

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Bentley West Primary School

December 5th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

I visited Bentley West Primary School on Friday 4 December 2015 to meet the School Council who had been presented with badges  and to answer questions from pupils about my work in Parliament and in Walsall South. As I toured …

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Valerie Visits Walsall Adult and Community College

December 4th, 2015
Valerie Vaz MP

On Friday 4 December 2015 I visited Walsall Adult and Community College’s (WACC) Whitehall Centre to discuss the withdrawal of English Language Tuition for jobseekers whose first language is not English.   The Skills Funding Agency announced in July that funding for English …

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Statement on Syria

December 2nd, 2015

Isil-Daesh must be destroyed. It is responsible for the horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut in November, the killings of 30 British Citizens at Sousse in Tunisia, including Walsall Football Club supporters Joel Richards aged 19, his uncle Adrian Evans, …

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Valerie chairs Westminster seminar on the ‘Role of an MP’

December 2nd, 2015
64th Westminster Seminar

On Tuesday 1 December I chaired a session on the Role of an MP as part of the annual Westminster Seminar, CPA UK’s flagship capacity-building programme for first-term parliamentarians and newly appointed procedural/committee Clerks from across the Commonwealth. The programme …

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Science & Technology Committee: The Big Data Dilemma: Information Commissioner

December 1st, 2015

<p/>My questions to the Information Commissioner are set out below: <p/>Valerie Vaz: You and some of my colleagues have touched on the regulations that are being looked at. For the record, where are we with the regulations? Presumably, you have …

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Science & Technology Committee: the Big Data Inquiry (panel 2)

December 1st, 2015
S&T PANEL2

At the second session, The Minister Ed Vaizey MP gave evidence to  the Committee.   Valerie Vaz: Minister, I understand that you have to leave early. It would have been quite nice to talk to you about lots of different things. …

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Science and Technology Committee: the Big Data Inquiry (panel 1)

December 1st, 2015
S&T 1Dec15

On Tuesday 1 December the Science and Technology Committee examined the opportunities and risks of ‘big data’ and explored the Open Data Institute (ODI). Below are my contributions to the session and responses from the witnesses.   Valerie Vaz: I think …

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