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Posted: 20/01/2011

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

Posted: 19/01/2011

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

Posted: 12/01/2011

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

Posted: 14/12/2010

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

Posted: 13/12/2010

Recently Valerie showed her support for the Sustainable Livestock Bill by attending an event called "Celebrating Sustainable Foods" at the Houses of Parliament with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Levi Roots. 

Valerie is also a supporter of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Fish Fight Campaign and has signed Early Day Motion 1123:  "That this House welcomes the resolution of the `Fish Fight' campaign to

Posted: 24/11/2010

On Wednesday 24th November, Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South attended the Presentation Evening at Alumwell Business and Enterprise College as a special guest.  Valerie Vaz MP was pleased to present a variety of awards to the pupils at Alumwell and to celebrate their achievements with them.

Valerie said: "Higher level qualifications are immensley important in opening up opportunities for further study

Posted: 20/11/2010

On Saturday 20th November Valerie Vaz MP was a speaker at the Salaam Arts Festival: Inspiring Women's Talents at The New Art Gallery in Walsall.  The Salaam Arts Festival is an event which aims to identify and cultivate the artistic talents of Muslim women and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to showcase their contribution to British culture.  The

Posted: 19/11/2010

On Friday 19th November Valerie visited the Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy in Caldmore Green.  Local pharmacists highlighted how pharmacies could continue to help improve services available under the National Health Service.  In particular the discussion focused on the creation of community pharmacies that could reduce the pressure on GPs.  

Valerie Vaz MP said: "I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.  I am very impressed by the

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