My week starts with a Q&A for pupils from Hunters Bar Junior School as part of a session run by the Parliament Education and Engagement Service, which runs great educational events for schools. We welcome lots of school groups to Westminster in normal times, but this morning is an online session.
Later today, I’ll be in the Commons, virtually, for Housing, Communities and Local Government questions during which I will be pressing Ministers on regional inequality, attending a meeting with the Labour Movement for Europe, and joining the AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Debt and Personal Finance, of which I’ve been secretary since my work on payday lenders.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group AGMs continue on Tuesday with the Kashmir APPG meeting as well as the APPG for Immigration Detention where we will be focussing specifically at women in detention. I’ll also be joining a roundtable on online harm, on which I spoke recently in Parliament, in preparation for a meeting with the Law Commission on their review of the law on the issue next week.
Also this week I have local meetings with the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the Children’s Hospital Trust (see read about my most recent work on the A&E expansion here. Together with other local MPs, I’ll also be catching up with the Chief Fire Officer of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and convening one of my regular meetings with local Councillors.
The easing of Covid restrictions has also given me the opportunity to get out knocking on doors and meeting constituents, which I’ll be continuing over evenings this week and during next weekend.