Opposition debate on Homelessness

December 14th, 2016

The follow motion was put to the House in a debate called by the Opposition on 14 December 2016:   That this House notes that homelessness is lower now than at its peak in 2003-04; further notes that England has …

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Singing for Jo Cox

December 13th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I was one of a group of MPs from across the parties who took part in the recording of a unique single initiated by parliamentary rock band MP4 as a tribute to the late MP Jo Cox. The project brought …

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Business Questions 8 December 2016

December 8th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I thank the Leader of the House for coming to the House today. He has had a very busy week. Margaret Thatcher said that everyone needed a Willie. She was referring to Willie Whitelaw, and the Leader of the House …

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Visit to Tesco for ‘Neighbourhood Food Collection’

December 5th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

Tesco on Littleton Street Walsall held a ‘Neighbourhood Food Collection’ on the Friday 2 December 2016 and I donated a basket of food which will be taken to the Great Barr Food Bank.   The photo above shows Tesco staff …

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Valerie raises a Point of Order on DCLG and Walsall Council

December 1st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

On 1 December 2016, I raised a point of order in the House of Commons. Below is the point of order in full:   On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I apologise that my point of order is so …

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Business Questions 1 December 2016

December 1st, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

I thank the Leader of the House for those dates. I press him to be a little bolder, because he still has to come up with one date—for the summer recess. If he could do that for next time, it …

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Valerie welcomes Historic England’s downgrading of Great Barr Hall

November 28th, 2016

I welcome the news that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has now agreed with Historic England’s decision that Great Barr Hall is downgraded to Grade II after I wrote to Historic England to re-examine Great Barr Hall’s grading. …

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Business Questions 24 November 2016

November 24th, 2016
Valerie Vaz MP

Below is my speech in full:   I thank the Leader of the House for those words. He shows what a great parliamentarian he is, and I associate myself absolutely with everything he said about those who have brought the …

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