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MP-Valerie Vaz

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Business Questions 29 March 2018 

29 Mar 18

It is half time for the Article 50 process and regions are still anxious about what Brexit will mean for the.


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Valerie gives evidence to the Procedure Committee 

28 Mar 18

As Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, on Wednesday 28 March 2018, I gave oral evidence to the Procedure Committee for its inquiry into Voting by proxy in the House of Commons.


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Valerie speaks at Delegated Legislation Committee 

27 Mar 18

At a Delegated Legislation Committee on Tuesday 27 March 2018, I responded to the following motion: “That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will appoint Sarah Chambers as an Electoral Commissioner with effect …


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Valerie says no to Sikh hate crime 

27 Mar 18

I attended Turban Awareness Day in Parliament on Tuesday 27 March 2018, organised by the Sikh Channel, to promote diversity and create awareness of the Sikh Turban, the Sikh Faith and its contribution to the British way of life, industry and culture.


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Valerie meets Epilepsy Action trustee and author Stephen Timewell 

26 Mar 18

It was great to meet Epilepsy Action trustee and author Stephen Timewell who has published his third book “Time Well Spent with Epilepsy”.


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Valerie wears purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy 

26 Mar 18

As Vice-Chair of the APPG on Epilepsy, I joined Epilepsy Action on Monday 26 March 2018 to celebrate Purple Day in Parliament.


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Valerie on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour 

25 Mar 18

I appeared on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour with Carolyn Quinn on Sunday 25 March 2018.


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Point of Order on nursing bursaries 

23 Mar 18

I raised a Point of Order on Thursday 22 March 2018.


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Business Questions 22 March 2018 

22 Mar 18

At Business Questions I raised the Brexit transition deal with the Leader of the House.


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Valerie signs letter to Home Secretary in support of Alfie Dingley 

20 Mar 18

I met Alfie Dingley’s father Drew Dingley in Parliament on 20 March 2018 which was organised by Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP.


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Valerie attends launch of Kew Gardens Science Collections Strategy 

15 Mar 18

I attended the launch of Kew Gardens Science Collections Strategy in Parliament on Thursday 15 March.


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Business Questions 15 March 2018 

15 Mar 18

I raised at Business Questions the Government’s Green Paper on the integration strategy in which Walsall was mentioned.


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Valerie responds to Urgent Question 

12 Mar 18

As Shadow Leader of the House, on Monday 12 March 2018, I responded to an Urgent Question on the treatment of House of Commons staff.


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Business Questions 8 March 2018 

8 Mar 18

At Business Questions on 8 March 2018, I raised nurses bursaries with the Leader of the House.


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Valerie meets with CPA Canada delegation 

5 Mar 18

As a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), I met with the delegation from the Parliament of Canada on Monday 5 March 2018 in Parliament.


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Merit Awards 

4 Mar 18

I was delighted that Pat Halpin, who works hard for his community, was awarded with a Merit Award on Sunday 4 March 2018.


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Business Questions 1 March 2018 

1 Mar 18

I raised with the Leader of the House, the important work that police support staff do after the Member for Parliament for Walsall North, who voted to cut police budgets — the west midlands has had to face a cut of £145 million since 2010 — said…


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Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy 

28 Feb 18

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, I responded to the Leader of the House’s statement on the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy.


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Valerie attends memorial service for Mary Turner 

27 Feb 18

I attended the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mary Turner at St Paul’s Cathedral on 27 February.


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Business Questions 22 February 2018 

22 Feb 18

I raised Brexit with the Leader of the House at Business Questions.


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Valerie celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 

21 Feb 18

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year’s theme is ‘Come On In!’ inviting people to learn more about the Fairtrade movement and how it impacts on the lives of farmers and producers around the world.


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Valerie supports UK Youth Rocketry Challenge 2018 

9 Feb 18

I supported the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge 2018 on Monday 5 February.


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Valerie responds to statement on the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy 

8 Feb 18

The Working Group looking into Parliament’s independent complaints and grievance policy, of which I am a member of, published its report on 8 February 2018.


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Business Questions 8 February 2018 

8 Feb 18

At Business Questions on 8 February 2018, 2 days after the centenary of women getting the vote, I said that the test of a Government’s commitment is ‘deeds, not words’.


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Valerie meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel 

7 Feb 18

It was an honour to meet Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on Wednesday 7 February.