As we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz today, I remember my visit to the Nazi death camp and have signed the Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment, pledging to honour those who died by opposing growing anti-semitism and intolerance.
My week starts with the AGM of the All-Party Group on Debt and Personal Finance, of which I’ve been a Vice-Chair in previous parliaments. Tomorrow I’ll be relaunching the All-Party Group for Students, which I set up in 2014 to give further and higher education students a voice in Parliament, and we’ll be discussing the Mental Health Charter prepared by Student Minds.
Later tomorrow, I’ve a meeting of the All-Party Group on Universities, of which I’m Secretary, where we’ll be talking about future policy issues facing the sector this year. I’ll also be meeting representatives of local business at an event organised by the Yorkshire and Humber CBI.
On Wednesday I’ll be joining debates on fire risks in flats and shared housing and on funding for special needs and disabilities. I’ll also be representing the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform, which I chair, at a meeting of the Alliance for Proportional Representation, meeting with Action for Children on children and young people’s mental health, and attending an All-Party Group for Refugees meeting on the impact of family separation on child refugees in the UK.
I’ll be heading back to Sheffield on Thursday, where I’ve several meetings with constituents on Friday, as well as joining an event to mark the 150th Anniversary of Sheffield Station. I’ll also be meeting with Demos to discuss a project to promote affordable credit in Sheffield and on Saturday I’ve one of my regular advice surgeries for constituents and a meeting planning events for International Women’s Day.