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The EU Withdrawal Bill, the post-18 education review, and Carers Week – some of my week ahead

The EU Withdrawal Bill is coming back to the Commons tomorrow and Brexit will again be dominating my week with debates on the amendments from the House of Lords going on across Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s Brexit today too, as I’ll be speaking for Labour in a Westminster Hall debate on a petition about Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal including an option to remain in the EU, and again on Thursday for Brexit Oral Questions.

While my Shadow Brexit Minister role will be taking up most of my time, I’ll also be chairing an All Party Parliamentary Group on Students event with Philip Augar, Chair of the Independent Panel for the Post-18 Education and Funding Review; co-hosting a roundtable on immigration detention organised by the Red Cross with former Conservative Cabinet member Caroline Spelman MP; going to an event to celebrate Carers Week as a proud Ambassador for Sheffield Carers Centre and Patron for Sheffield Young Carers; and meeting with the Irish Embassy.

Unusually I’ll probably be in Parliament until the end of the week as the House of Commons is sitting on Friday where we’ll be debating Private Members Bills, including Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill and Freedom of Information (Extension) Bill. I’ll be heading back to Sheffield in the evening and on Saturday will be at an event for the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox.

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