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Universal Credit Debate 

6 Dec 17

Tuesday 6 December saw Parliament have an important debate on the Government’s Universal Credit scheme as it has driven debt, arrears and evictions which has caused real suffering for people acorss the UK.


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European Union Withdrawal Bill Update 

5 Dec 17

Valerie said: “Monday 4 December 2017 saw the fourth day of the European Union Withdrawal Bill in Committee Stages.


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The Boundaries Bill 

1 Dec 17

Valerie said: “On Friday 1 December 2017 I voted to support the Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill at its second reading and it will now move on to its Committee Stage.


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Business Questions 30 November 2017 

30 Nov 17

During Business Questions I raised a constituent who has been penalised in her Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment and called for parity of esteem in PIP assessments; and called for a statement to set how the Government are dealing with …


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‘More Memories of Darlaston Over the Years’ 

25 Nov 17

Stories from families and friends who have spent most of their lives living and working in Darlaston have been shared in Tony Highfield’s book titled ‘More Memories of Darlaston Over the Years’.


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Valerie hosted a Disability Confident event at Walsall Council 

24 Nov 17

I would like to thank all the people that have made this event happen, it is really good to see the collaborative partnership working between the Local Authority and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).


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Business Questions 23 November 2017 

23 Nov 17

During Business Questions I raised the delay of the Restoration and Renewal Debate in parliament, with a date now 14 months after the report was published.


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Business Questions 23 November 2017 

23 Nov 17

During Business Questions I raised the delay of the Restoration and Renewal Debate in parliament, with a date now 14 months after the report was published.


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My article for Walsall Advertiser 

23 Nov 17

In Westminster there is a growing anticipation around the Budget Statement and calls from the Opposition to end the austerity measures of the last 7 years.


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Statement on Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy 

16 Nov 17

I thank the Leader of the House for her statement and for letting me have sight of it, albeit late last night.


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Business Questions 16 November 2017 

16 Nov 17

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business.


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Valerie welcomes members of the Youth Parliament 

14 Nov 17

On Friday 10 November 2017 Valerie Vaz MP addressed Members of the Youth Parliament sitting for the 9th time in the House of Commons.


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Parliament Week 2017 

14 Nov 17

Valerie is pleased to support Parliament Week which runs from the 13-19 November 2017.


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Remembrance Sunday 2017 

12 Nov 17

Valerie said: “On Sunday 12 November 2017 I attended the Remembrance Sunday Civic Procession.


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Burma Update 

10 Nov 17

Valerie said: “During my time in Parliament I have raised the issue of Burma a number of times with Ministers and the Leader of the House at Business Questions.


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Finance Bill 

3 Nov 17

On Tuesday 31 October 2017 Parliament debated the the third reading of the Finance Bill.


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Business Questions 2 November 2017 

2 Nov 17

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business up to 17 November, and I think most people know that the Budget is on 22 November.


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Government defeat on Brexit Economic Impact Studies 

1 Nov 17

On Wednesday 1 November an Opposition Day Motion passed to order the Government to release the Brexit Economic Impact Studies.


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Valerie attends Black Country Showcase Event 

1 Nov 17

I attended the Black Country Showcase Event in Parliament on 1 November 2017 hosted by Ian Austin MP for Dudley North.


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Urgent Statement on Sexual Harassment in Parliament 

30 Oct 17

On Monday 30 October 2017 Leader of the House made an Urgent Statement on the Government’s plans to tackle sexual harassment in Parliament.


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Business Questions 26 October 2017 

26 Oct 17

Here is my speech at Business Questions this week: I thank the Leader of the House for giving us the business.


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Valerie meets with Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry 

23 Oct 17

I met with Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir and President of PTI Kashmir, at the Kashmir APPG chaired by Chris Leslie MP in Parliament on Monday 23 October 2017.


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Valerie attends Palfrey Health and Wellbeing Day 

21 Oct 17

I attended Palfrey Health and Wellbeing #iMatter Day at Palfrey Community Association on Saturday 21 October 2017 to raise awareness of health issues and empower local residents about the importance of prevention and early intervention.


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Business Questions 19 October 2017 

19 Oct 17

At Business Questions I raised the following questions with the Leader of the House: I thank the Leader of the House for the forthcoming business—again, it is just for one week, not two—and also join her in wishing everybody peace and prosperity…


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Valerie attends Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit 

18 Oct 17

On 18 October 2017 I attended the Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit to urge Government to pause Universal Credit and stop driving up poverty and homelessness.