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Valerie joined local residents of all ages at a 'Save Our Libraries' event at Pleck Library on Saturday 5th February 2011. All around the country library users gathered to protest about cuts to library services and library closures.
It was no different at Pleck Library, where children and adults joined in a 'Save Our Libraries' event
Today, Valerie Vaz MP visited Walsall College where she met students and staff. Valerie was keen to speak with students from Walsall Collge as she had presented a petition against the abolition of the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) signed by hundreds of them to Parliament on 19th January. This was immediately after the House of Commons debate
On Thursday 27th January, Valerie pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
To mark the 66th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed the Book of Commitment in
On Tuesday 25th January, Valerie Vaz MP attended an event in Parliament to raise awareness of the deadly threat of Carbon Monoxide Poisioning. New research from the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! campaign shows that 68% of households in the West Midlands could be at risk of poisoning by not having an audible Carbon Monoxide
On 19th January the Health Select Committee published its report into NHS Commissioning. The report scrutinises the Government's plans to hand over £80bn of the NHS budget to GPs, as outlined in last year's White Paper. After hearing evidence from a wide range of witnesses, the Committee concluded that although more effective commissioning is key
Valerie takes a keen interest in the status of science in education and funding for science at our universities, herself being a science graduate with a degree in Biochemisty. Therefore she was pleased to meet BBC Young Scientist of the Year Tom Hearing who was at the House of Commons during filming for a BBC science
In June 2010 Valerie tabled an Early Day Motion seeking the support of other MPs for the campaign for a permament memorial to Second World War heroine Noor Inayat Khan, in Gordon Square, London. 34 MPs from all parties signed the EDM.
Valerie has been successful in gaining the University of London's permission for the installation of a memorial sculpture of Noor on
On 14th December 2010 the cross-party Commons Health Select Committee, of which Valerie Vaz MP is a member, published a report into Public Expenditure.
The report addresses the implications of the Spending Review for health and social care services. It raises concerns that the £15-£20bn ‘efficiency gains’ being asked for are unprecedented, especially as the Government