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Valerie Vaz MP: PR

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Valerie appears on Sunday Politics West Midlands 

24 Apr 16

On Sunday 17 April 2016,  I was a guest on the BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands.


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Palmyra in Trafalgar Square 

21 Apr 16

On 21 April 2016, I visited the replica of an ancient triumphal arch of Palmyra which was unveiled on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at Trafalgar Square as part of World Heritage Week.


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Valerie meets Junior Doctors 

21 Apr 16

The Junior Doctors have been waiting for the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt outside Richmond House, the Department of Health so that they can engage with him to discuss the imposition of “7” day contract.


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Votes won in the House of Commons 

20 Apr 16

In the House there were two important debates on Wednesday 20 April 2016.


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Valerie chairs Westminster Hall debate 

19 Apr 16

On Tuesday 19 April 2016, I chaired a Westminster Hall debate on Unaccompanied Children.


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Valerie supports Anglesey Day in Parliament 

19 Apr 16

On Tuesday 19 April 2016, I  attended the Anglesey Day event in Parliament where I met small businesses including food and drink producers based in Anglesey to discuss issues they are currently facing.


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Urgent question on Junior Doctor’s Contracts 

18 Apr 16

An Urgent question requested by the Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander was granted by mr Speaker on Monday 18th April 2016 on Junior Doctor Contracts.


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Valerie asks about the Steel Industry at Defence questions 

18 Apr 16

On Monday 18th April 2016 during defence questions , there was a question on defence spending.


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Urgent Question on Junior Doctor’s Contracts 

24 Mar 16

There was an Urgent question granted by Mr Speaker to HM Opposition on the Junior Doctors contract on Thursday 24 March 2016: Valerie Vaz: If the Minister really wants to avert the strike, I suggest he writes to the BMA today with a list of the …


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Valerie presents petition on closure of HMRC office 

23 Mar 16

I presented a petition on Wednesday 23 March 2016 on the closure of the Walsall HMRC site scheduled for March 2017.


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Valerie speaks in Westminster Hall debate on Burma 

23 Mar 16

On Wednesday 23 March 2016 I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on Burma highlighting the issues of internally displaced people, the need to protect victims of sexual violence, PSVI Initiative and hope for the future.


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Valerie shows support for Blind Children UK 

15 Mar 16

On Tuesday 15 March 2016 I met Jenny Holder, who you can see in the photo above, a Specialist Family Support Officer at Blind Children UK.


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Valerie speaks at the Commonwealth Debate 

14 Mar 16

On Monday 14 March 2016, Commonwealth Day, I spoke in an adjournment debate about the Commonwealth.


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Valerie attends Asian Voice Awards 2016 

10 Mar 16

I was delighted to present  awards at the Asian Voice Event in the Terrace Pavillion at the House of Commons on 10 March 2016.


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Sunday Trading Bill 

10 Mar 16

“I am delighted that the Government was defeated and Sunday Trading laws remain unchanged.


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Valerie raises the deportation of criminals 

8 Mar 16

At my surgery  I spoke to a constituent who had been a victim of an attempted murder.


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Valerie speaks in the International Women’s Day debate 

8 Mar 16

Valerie Vaz : “It is a pleasure to follow the right hon.


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Valerie chairs Westminster Hall debate 

7 Mar 16

On Monday 7 March 2016, as an elected member of the Panel of Chairs, I chaired a Westminster Hall debate on E-petition 118060 relating to the income threshold for non-EU citizens settling in the UK.


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First World War Centenary Events 

7 Mar 16

Events will be taking place across the country in 2016 as part of the four year National Commemoration of the First World War.


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Petition to stop closure of HMRC office in Walsall 

5 Mar 16

The PCS union held a rally in the Town Centre to draw attention to the closure of the HMRC Office in Walsall.


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Valerie raises accessibility of PIP Assessment Centre 

4 Mar 16

On Friday 4 March 2016 I met with Mr Chris Stroud, Managing Director of Capita Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessments who confirmed to me that assessments would no longer take place on the first floor of the Centre at 51 Lower Hall Lane, …


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Bramble Hedge Florist’s Mother’s Day Competition 

4 Mar 16

Andrea Rodgers, of Bramble Hedge Florist, kindly asked me to judge the Mother’s Day Competition that she was holding.


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Driving Instructors Bill 

1 Mar 16

I sat  as a member of the Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Committee on 1 March 2016 .


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Valerie supports Cheshire Food Day 

1 Mar 16

On Wednesday 2 March 2016 I visited the Cheshire Food Day where I met farmers, small businesses and food and drink producers based in Cheshire to discuss issues they are currently facing, and sample their local produce.


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Valerie wins Health & Wellbeing competition 

29 Feb 16

The Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service held a very valuable day on the 23 February 2016  to raise awareness of their services to promote health and well being.


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Parking Charges for WHG tenants 

29 Feb 16

Many constituents who are WHG tenants contacted me to say they had received demands for substantial increases in the fees charged for garages and car parking spaces.


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Valerie hosts experiments event in Westminster 

24 Feb 16

On Wednesday 24 February 2016 I sponsored an exciting experiments event in Westminster to mark the 175th anniversary of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Valerie welcomes a delegation from Mongolia 

22 Feb 16

I attended a welcome reception for the delegation from Mongolia, which was led by Mr Amarjargal Rinchinnyam, the former Prime Minister of Mongolia.


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Big Data Dilemma report 

22 Feb 16

The 4th report from the Science Technology Committee is now available to read here: http://www.


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Industry and Parliament Trust: visit to Inmarsat 

22 Feb 16

I visited the Inmarsat HQ in Old Street, London on the 22 February 2016 as part of the Industry and Parliament Trust Fellowship.


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Valerie visits Birmingham Airport 

19 Feb 16

I visited Birmingham Airport on Friday 19 February 2016 and met with the chief executive Paul Kehoe, to discuss issues and hear about Birmingham Airport.


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Valerie calls for debate on the Local Government Settlement. 

11 Feb 16

On Thursday 11 February 2016 I asked the Leader of the House about the £300m transition funding for local authorities.


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Urgent Question on ‘Short’ Money 

11 Feb 16

The Shadow Leader of the House, Chris Bryant MP was granted an Urgent Question by Mr Speaker.


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Valerie raises Manor hospital at Health questions 

9 Feb 16

It was recently announced that following a Care Quality Commission inspection at the Manor Hospital that the Hospital was placed in special measures.


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Valerie Chairs European Committee C 

8 Feb 16

On Monday 8 February 2016, I chaired European Committee C which considered: (a) Commission Communication: Better regulation for better results – An EU Agenda (b) Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation (c) Letter from the…


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Valerie attends the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 

6 Feb 16

On Saturday 6 February 2016 I attended the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, where I met Paul Elliott, CBE who was given a special award.


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Yemen debate 

5 Feb 16

On Thursday 5 February 2016, I made an intervention in the debate on the ongoing conflict in Yemen.


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Valerie asks a questions on regional growth at BIS questions 

2 Feb 16

I asked a question to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on Tuesday 2 February 2016.


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Valerie chairs Westminster hall debate on regional airports 

2 Feb 16

As a memebr of Mr Speaker’s Panel of Chairs, I chaired the Westminster Hall debate on Regional airports and UK airports capacity on Tuesday 4 February 2016.


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Visit to the British Library 

1 Feb 16

On Monday 1 February 2015, I visited the British Library to gain an overview of how the Library functions, what the important issues are to the Library as a public institution and what pressures it is currently facing.


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Valerie visits Town Centre railway works 

30 Jan 16

I visited the site on Park Street in the Town Centre on Friday 29 January 2016 where Network Rail is replacing the railway bridge in order to create room for equipment needed for the electrification of the Chase Line.


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Valerie speaks at the backbench debate on the NHS and Social Care Commission 

28 Jan 16

On Thursday 28 January 2016, I spoke in the Backbench debate on the motion calling for a Commission on the long term future of the NHS and social care.


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Valerie marks Holocaust Memorial Day 

27 Jan 16

On Wednesday 27 January I joined thousands across the country to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.


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Bill Madeley Councillor, Mayor OBE RIP 

26 Jan 16

Today, 26 January 2016, I attended the funeral of Bill Madeley MBE, Councillor for Bentley and Darlaston North for 40 years from 1971 to 2012.


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Urgent Question on HMRC tax settlement 

25 Jan 16

On Monday 25 January 2016 Mr Speaker granted an Urgent Question requested by the Shadow Chancellor on the settlement reached between HMRC and Google.


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Valerie writes to the Prime Minister on English Tuition funding 

23 Jan 16

At Leader of the House Questions on Thursday 21 January 2016 I asked for the return of £380,000 funding for English language tuition to Walsall Adult and Community College (WACC) following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a £20m fund for …


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Valerie asks a question to the Leader of the House 

21 Jan 16

I asked a question to the Leader of the House on Thursday 21 January 2016.


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Valerie asks a question at debate on Litvinenko Inquiry 

21 Jan 16

On Thursday 21 January 2016 I asked the House to pay tribute to the British scientists who helped uncover the truth about the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.


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Valerie asks a question on the debate on Infected Blood 

21 Jan 16

On 21 January 2016 I asked a question on the debate on infected blood.


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Maintenance Grants Scrapped 

19 Jan 16

HM Opposition Labour Party held a debate on the Government proposals to scrap maintenance grants.


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Valerie welcomes Schools Minister to Joseph Leckie Academy 

15 Jan 16

On Thursday 14 January 2016 I welcomed the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb MP to Joseph Leckie Academy to view the conditions of the Academy’s 1939 main teaching block, which is in urgent need of replacement.


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Event to celebrate a record number of BAME MPs 

14 Jan 16

On 13th January 2016 I attended a reception to celebrate the historic number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) MPs.


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FCO questions 

13 Jan 16

I asked a question at Foreign and Commonwealth questions (FCO) on Tuesday 12 January 2016.


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Valerie chairs debate on the Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 

11 Jan 16

I have been a member of the Mr Speaker’s Panel of Chairs since June 2015.


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Pleck Library Demonstration 

11 Jan 16

On Saturday 9 January 2016, I called a demonstration outside Pleck Library against the proposed closure of Pleck and South Walsall Libraries.


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Valerie meets Whitehall Nursery and Infant School in Westminster 

6 Jan 16

On Wednesday 6 January 2016 I met with Whitehall Nursery and Infant School in Westminster for a Tour of Parliament.


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Happy Christmas and New Year 

22 Dec 15

Thank you for visiting my website.


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Junction 9 of the M6 reopens 6 months late 

18 Dec 15

I am pleased that Junction 9 of the M6 has finally reopened.


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Local Government Financial Settlement 

18 Dec 15

The Communities and Local Government Secretary made a Statement on Thursday 17 December 2015 regarding the Local Government Finance Settlement.


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International Human Rights Day 

10 Dec 15

On Thursday 10 December 2015 Ispoke in a Backbench Business Debate in the House of Commons to mark International Human Rights Day.