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European Union Withdrawal Bill – Remaining Stages 

18 Jan 18

On Tuesday 16 January and Wednesday 17 January 2018 the Report Stage and the Third Reading of the European Union Withdrawal Bill were debated.


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Impact Assessment or Sectoral Analysis? 

18 Jan 18

In December 2016 David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, told the Exiting the EU Select Committee that the Government was carrying out approximately 58 sets of analyses of the impact of Brexit on sectors which accounted …


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Business Questions 18 January 2018 

18 Jan 18

At Business Questions this week I raised Carillion’s insolvency.


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Holocaust Educational Trust Reception 

17 Jan 18

Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.


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Business Questions 11 January 2018 

11 Jan 18

At Business Questions this week, following on from the Opposition day debate yesterday, I raised the NHS Winter Crisis.


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Rail Franchising Opposition Day Debate 

10 Jan 18

On Wednesday 10 January 2018 an Opposition Day Debate was held on Rail Franchising.


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NHS Winter Crisis Opposition Day Debate 

10 Jan 18

On Wednesday 10 January 2018 an Opposition Day Debate was held on the NHS Winter Crisis.


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Valerie interviewed for The House Magazine 

3 Jan 18

I was interviewed by Sebastian Whale for The House Magazine in which I discussed my role as Shadow Leader of the House and my holding the Government to account.


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December 2017 eNews 

3 Jan 18

The December 2017 of my eNews is available to read here .


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My article for Walsall Advertiser 

29 Dec 17

As the chimes of Big Ben rang out for the start of 2017, little did we know what an eventful year it would turn out to be.


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Statement on independent complaints and grievance policy 

21 Dec 17

The leader of the House made a statement on the progress of the working group looking into Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy, of which I am a member.


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Business Questions 21 December 2017 

21 Dec 17

During this weeks Business Questions I asked for adequate time for a debate and vote on Accountable Care Organisations in relation to an integrated health and social care system.


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European Union Withdrawal Bill (Update 5) 

21 Dec 17

On the final day of eight committee days on the European Union Withdrawal Bill, the Government has had to stepped back from its position of having a fixed date for leaving the EU.


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Valerie Supports Equality Impact Assessment Amendment 

18 Dec 17

I support Dawn Butler MP’s, Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, Equality Impact Assessment Amendment to the Finance Bill.


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Valerie visits Walsall Council’s Black Country Impact Team 

15 Dec 17

In Walsall today I visited Walsall Council’s Black Country Impact Team.


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Valerie supports Postal Workers 

15 Dec 17

I celebrated National Postal Workers Day and support Labour’s to renationalise the Royal Mail and end cuts to the Post Office network.


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Business Questions 14 December 2017 

14 Dec 17

During this weeks Business Questions I remembered those who died at Glenfell Tower and asked why the Prime Minister has not, 6 months later, failed to meet her own three week target to rehouse everybody affected by the tragedy.


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Parliament to receive a meaningful vote on EU deal 

14 Dec 17

Last night I voted for Parliament to receive a meaningful vote on the final deal on withdrawing from the EU.


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Fed up residents call for action as lorries flood narrow country lanes in Walsall 

14 Dec 17

Valerie Vaz MP will meet with concerned residents to discuss a number of accidents…


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Valerie writes to the Chancellor to correct the record 

13 Dec 17

I raised at Business Questions 7 December 2017 the comments made by the Chancellor in his financial statement to the House 22 November 2017 on Labour’s history on tackling tax avoidance and evasion.


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European Union Withdrawal Bill (Update 4) 

13 Dec 17

In the first six days of committee days for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , Conservative MPs voted down Labour’s amendments to protect workers’ rights, safeguard environmental and animal welfare standards, to legislate for strong …


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Valerie to meet with residents to discuss road traffic safety on Pinfold Lane 

11 Dec 17

I will meet with residents of Beacon Heights on Friday 15 December 2017 to discuss concerns relating to a number of incidents along Pinfold Lane and Old Hall Lane.


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My article for Walsall Advertiser 

11 Dec 17

As we open a window on our Advent calendar or light the Advent candle, I am reminded that Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus.


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Human Rights Day 

8 Dec 17

On United Nations’ Human Rights Day we should not only celebrate our freedoms but also speak out against the injustices and abuses suffered by many around the world.


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Business Questions 7 December 2017 

7 Dec 17

During Business Questions I called for an Urgent Debate on the state of poverty in the UK.