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On Wednesday 18 May 2022, the Minister for Justice and Tackling Illegal Immigration made a statement to the House on Foreign National Offender Removal Flights.
I asked the Minister:
"I have written to, I think, my third Minister about the case of a person who stabbed a constituent of mine—he wanted to murder her—and is still in
I was delighted to meet Anoosheh Ashoori and his family on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at a Reception for Anoosheh at Speaker's House organised by Janet Daby MP with the kind permission of Mr Speaker who presented Anoosheh with an original encaustic tile from the House of Commons which has been "walked on" by MPs
In my speech in the Queen's Speech debate I called for the introduction of a windfall tax to ease the cost of living crisis. On Tuesday 17 May I voted on an amendment to the Queen's Speech tabled by HM Opposition: "At end add 'but respectfully regret that the Gracious Speech fails to announce a windfall
On Tuesday 17 May 2022 I spoke in the debate on the Queen's Speech. The Government's legislative programme for the year ahead is set out in the Queen's Speech. This year, 38 prospective pieces of legislation have been outlined.
The theme chosen by the Government for the day's debate was "Tackling Short and Long-Term Cost
Valerie with co-chairs of the PPA, Nathalie Loiseau MEP and Sir Oliver Heald QC MP
In January 2022 I was appointed to the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA), a new forum to enable members of both Parliaments to exchange views on the relationship between the UK and the EU. On Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May 2022,
On 10 May 2022 a new Parliamentary session was opened with the State Opening of Parliament. The Queen was unable to attend who was represented by the Prince of Wales.
The process starts when MPs assemble in the House of Commons Chamber waiting for a message to be "summoned" by Black Rod. Black Rod processes from
Darlaston won the Playoff Final 2-1 on Saturday 7 May 2022 with an outstanding goal in the 96th minute, winning promotion to the Midland League Premier Division. I was at the exciting game against Stapenhill to see Darlaston go up alongside 500 other supporters.
The family of former Darlaston striker Leon Taylor were in the crowd
In Walsall South there were 2 new Councillors elected. I am delighted that Ms Shakila Hussain and Mr RK Mehmi were elected as new Labour Councillors on Thursday 5 May 2022 for Palfrey and Pleck wards respectively. I congratulate Shakila, who is a solicitor, and Mr Mehmi, a local businessman, on their victories and wish both