I am down in Westminster for two sitting days before the House rises for a short half-term recess and will be speaking at a lobby organised by the 3 Million and the British in Europe to support their demand that the citizens’ rights provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement are upheld in the event that no that there is no deal, as EU nationals in the UK and British citizens living in the EU27 are increasingly worried about their future, particularly after the Immigration Minister’s evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee last week.
Tomorrow I will be launching the All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Students’ report on our latest inquiry, A Sustainable Future for International Students in the UK?, before heading back to Sheffield in the afternoon. The recess is a good opportunity to fit in a number of meetings in the constituency and on Wednesday I will be catching up with the Chief Executive of local homelessness charity, Roundabout, to discuss a meeting that he will be accompanying me to with a Cabinet Office Minister next week. Then I will meet with my office team to discuss the 2018 Big Conversation (report here) and begin to plan how we take forward all the issues raised over the next year.
On Friday I will be planting a tree at Sheffield Park Academy as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, organised by the Woodland Trust. Then it’s back to the office to meet with Stagecoach about changes to the Sheffield-London rail timetable, an issue I have raised with the Transport Minister. That evening I will be at Bramall Lane to see United pick up three points in the derby match.
This weekend, I will be speaking in my role as Shadow Brexit Minister at the Yorkshire European Policy Forum and holding one of my regular monthly surgeries on Saturday. Then I will be marking Remembrance Sunday at the City War Memorial.