As the Prime Minister heads to Brussels to seek amendments to the deal that she said two weeks ago was unamendable, I’ve a few meetings to discuss the way forward. This afternoon, I’m winding up for Labour in a Westminster Hall debate on a petition opposing any extension of Article 50, where I’ll be pointing out that Theresa May’s handling of the negotiations leaves us with little choice. Read more in my most recent Brexit update.
This evening I will be attending awards for Best Bar None, a project to encourage responsible management of bars and pubs. The Sheffield scheme has won awards for the last two years and is shortlisted this time for the ‘Best Overall Scheme’ and ‘Most Innovative Scheme’ awards.
Tomorrow I’ll be in the Chamber for a debate on police and local authority funding; I’ve argued against cuts in these key areas before and will be looking to make the case again. I also plan to speak in a Westminster Hall debate on unpaid work trials, which constituents have contacted me about.
I’ll be meeting Sheffield University architecture students on their tour of Parliament, where they are exploring how building design affects democracy. I welcome lots of individuals groups from our constituency each year; if you are interested in visiting, my annual constituency tour is on Monday 1st April – more information here.
I’ve a meeting with colleagues to discuss the forthcoming Immigration Bill, both in relation to the specific proposals on post-Brexit arrangements, but also to raise other issues on which I’ve been active (read more here). Having served on previous Immigration Bill Committees, I’m keen to be involved in this one too.