I’ll be on the front bench today for the Prime Minister’s statement after the EU Council yesterday signed off the Withdrawal Agreement and Framework for Future Relationship, which fails Labour’s tests (read my latest update here) and later I’ll be calling in at the Brexit Health Alliance’s event on safeguarding the NHS.
Also today I’ll be going to an event to raise awareness about pulmonary hypertension, where I will meet with staff from the Hallamshire Hospital. Then I’m hoping to get along to an event to celebrate 10 years of Labour’s Climate Change Act (read more on my work on the issue here).
On Tuesday, I’m going along to an Obesity Health Alliance drop in and hoping to be called by the Speaker at Health Questions to ask Ministers about action to help obese children, as well as preventing obesity, building on the work that I do with a great local charity, Shine Health Academy. I’ll also be speaking on a panel at an Independent Higher Education event about the recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Students, which I co-chair.
On Wednesday I’ll be in the debate on the . My proposals aim to put in place reasonable support for responsible businesses that already take strenuous measures to ensure that their products are not delivered to people under the age of 18 (read my contribution from the previous debate on the Bill here).
I’ll also be meeting Business Minister, Kelly Tolhurst, as part of my campaign to end the illegal underpayment of home care workers, by improving pay slip transparency. I’ve been pushing the issue since it was first raised a few years ago up in one of my Big Conversation events. I’ve been making some progress, but regular changes to the post holder mean I have had to start efforts anew with each new Minister, but I am determined to ensure this change to help enforce proper pay for home care workers.
On Thursday, I will be meeting the Crick Institute with our Shadow Brexit Secretary, Keir Starmer, to discuss their concerns about Brexit, before heading back up to Sheffield in the afternoon. On Friday, I am participating in a democracy event in Wybourn Primary School as part of their school council elections. Then I will join other local MPs for a meeting with Citizens Advice Sheffield, with which I work closely, before catching up with the Head Teacher of King Edward VII’s School.
I’m off to Bramall Lane on Saturday to see if we can pick up three points against Leeds after Saturday’s disappointing result.