Urgent Question on the sale of the Green Investment Bank

January 11th, 2017
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It was announced this week that the Tory Government are reportedly preparing to sell The Green Investment Bank (GIB) with no guarantees that its green purpose, or any kind of public influence, will be maintained.   The GIB, a publicly …

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My article for Walsall Advertiser 9 January 2017

January 9th, 2017

Here is my latest View from the House published in the Walsall Advertiser:   I wish you all a Happy and successful 2017. This year will be as challenging as the last year. Six months on from the result of …

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Valerie calls for action on air quality in Walsall

January 8th, 2017

Three reports on air quality have highlighted the Government’s failings and inaction on air quality. A report by The Environmental Audit Select Committee European found that the West Midlands is in breach of legal air pollution limits, and the Minister …

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Valerie opens new stand at Darlaston Town F.C.

December 18th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I officially opened Darlaston Town FC’s new spectator stand on Saturday 17 December 2016 at the Paycare Ground, thanks to a £15,288 grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) – the largest funders of non-league …

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CPA Conference

December 17th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference was held in London from 11- 17 December 2016. The picture shows the UK delegation ( l) Dr Rupa Huq MP, and (r) Baroness Berridge.   On Friday 17 December 2016 I attended the meeting …

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Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill

December 16th, 2016
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In June 2012 the UK signed the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence – more commonly known as the Istanbul Convention – but has yet to ratify it.   The Istanbul Convention …

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Business Questions 15 December 2016

December 16th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

At Business questions , I raised the issue of debates on leaving the EU and its effect on Young people. My speech is below:   May I press the Leader of the House yet again for the date of the …

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Yemen Day 2016

December 14th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

The armed conflict in Yemen is one of the greatest humanitarian crises. 68 % of the population (18.7 million people) are in need of humanitarian assistance and almost 300 health centres have either been destroyed or seriously damaged. The meeting …

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