I’m continuing to work remotely from Sheffield in line with Parliament’s rules to reduce Covid-19 transmission, and I am hoping to speak in debates today on government plans to cut Universal Credit, as well as on supporting schools with a remote education. I’ll also be joining other MPs for a briefing on the current situation in Palestine from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Jerusalem, with which I met during my visit to the West Bank in 2017.
Cladding and other building safety issues for residents of high rise flats have been a focus of mine (see here and here for example) for some time and on Thursday I’ve organised a meeting for leaseholders to meet with Council leaders and representatives from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to discuss how they can be supported.
I’ll be reading the huge amount of evidence coming in for the APPG for Students Inquiry that I launched last week and I’ll be meeting the Sheffield Hallam SU President tomorrow, after a useful catch up with the President of Sheffield SU last week.
I’ve also meetings on the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Yorkshire and the Humber, online image-based abuse, and pressures facing student nurses, as well as catching up with local Councillors.