There’s less happening on Brexit in Parliament this week, as we prepare for up to 3 days of votes and debates next week, but I’ll be involved in lots of discussions with colleagues – read more on my views in my latest Brexit update.
I’m looking forward to International Women’s Day on Friday, when I’m organising a screening of Desert Flower (trailer here) to raise funds for two brilliant women’s charities – Ashiana and Women for Refugee Women. But there’s a lot happening before then.
Today I’ll be joining an event on Young Carers in Schools, organised by the Carers Trust, and taking part in a debate on the crisis in school funding, on which I challenged the Prime Minister on last year – and this evening I’ll be finding a TV somewhere to watch United pick up three points in the derby.
Most of tomorrow will be spent in the Immigration Bill Committee. After opposing the bill at Second Reading, we are seeking to amend it in committee. This week I’ll be speaking on amendments on rights of EU citizens and settled status, as well as immigration detention. I’ll also be joining a protest rally against fracking and attending an event to mark World Book Day.
On Wednesday I’m speaking at a conference about International Students, and attending ‘Posters in Parliament’, an event where students from Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam Universities will be among those from all over the country presenting academic research. I’ll also be calling in to a Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase to meet apprentices from Sheffield.
Thursday sees the final sittings of the Immigration Bill Committee, before I head back to Sheffield for a series of events to mark International Women’s Day. This includes a Women of Sheffield evening organised by the Star, the Desert Flower film screening I’m hosting on Friday evening and an event by Asian Women’s Forum on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, I’ve one of my regular advice surgeries (information here) and will be campaigning in Highfield before heading on to watch the Blades play Rotherham.