Valerie responds to statement on the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy

February 8th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

The Working Group looking into Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy, of which I am a member of, published its report on 8 February 2018. As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the Leader of the House’s statement. …

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Business Questions 8 February 2018

February 8th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

At Business Questions on 8 February 2018, 2 days after the centenary of women getting the vote, I said that the test of a Government’s commitment is ‘deeds, not words’. I asked the Leader of the House to explain why …

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Valerie votes against Police Grant Report

February 7th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

The Government’s Police Grant Report was debated in Parliament on Wednesday 7 February 2018. The Police Grant for 2018/19 promised up to £450 million for the police, however, Home Office funding for local forces will be cut by at least …

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Valerie meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

February 7th, 2018
Esquivel Nobel Peace Prize Winner

It was an honour to meet Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on Wednesday 7 February. Pérez Esquivel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for his criticism of the Argentina’s last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983) during which he was detained, tortured, and …

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Valerie celebrates centenary of women’s suffrage

February 6th, 2018
Shadow Cabinet 6Feb18

6 February 2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed the 1918 Representation of the People Act which granted some women over 30 who owned a property, and all men, the right to vote in the UK for the first time. …

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Valerie meets with Shaw Trust

February 5th, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

I met with Mark Hoda of Shaw Trust on Monday 5 February 2018. Shaw Trust is the largest third sector provider for existing employability and learning and skills programmes. It support 50,000 people a year across the UK to enter …

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Valerie supports campaign for a National Sikh War Memorial

February 5th, 2018
Sikh War Memorial 5Feb18

I supported Tan Dhesi MP’s campaign to create a permanent national monument in London to commemorate the extraordinary bravery and sacrifices of Sikh soldiers.   Despite Sikh’s making up only 2% of the Indian population when the First World War …

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Valerie responds to debate on Baby Leave for MPs

February 1st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

As Shadow Leader of the House, I responded to the debate on Baby Leave for Members of Parliament.   The motion was: ‘that this House believes that it would be to the benefit of the functioning of parliamentary democracy that …

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Business Questions 1 February 2018

February 1st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

This week I raised the quarterly police figures which show a 14% rise in recorded crime in England and Wales. Domestic burglary is up 32%. That is mirrored in Walsall South: a young couple who just got married had their …

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Restoration and Renewal vote

January 31st, 2018
Valerie Vaz MP

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, as Shadow Leader of the House I responded to the motions on the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster.   A Joint Committee of the Lords and Commons was appointed by both Houses …

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