This is the last week of the current Parliamentary session after which we will be prorogued until the State Opening and Queen’s Speech on 11 May. We finish on a sour note, with the Government engulfed in reports of sleaze, cronyism and dishonesty – on which I hope to ask Ministers a question this afternoon.
I also hope to speak on international aid cuts and have been drawn in Treasury Questions tomorrow, although probably too late to be called. I’ve been drawn in Scotland Questions on Wednesday, and hope to highlight the climate emergency with a question on COP26, and on Thursday I’ve been drawn for Transport Questions.
The Fire Safety Bill comes back to the Commons tomorrow, with a Lords’ proposal to protect leaseholders from the costs of fixing unsafe buildings, on which I hope to speak although it’s only an hour’s debate (see my recent question to the Prime Minister on the issue here). I also hope to speak in a debate on asylum accommodation and the dispersal scheme, and will be meeting the Law Commission on proposals regarding online abuse and deep-fake porn on which I spoke recently.
Also this week I will be going to the Choice at the End of Life APPG, an issue on which I have campaigned for some time, meeting online with politics students at Brantwood Specialist School in Nether Edge and attending the second meeting of the UK Trade and Business Commission, a new cross-party group of senior MPs and business leaders.
Parliament will be prorogued on Thursday and so I will not be posting another preview of my week until we sit again on 11 May, but in the meantime I will be knocking on doors and listening to constituents ahead of the local elections on the 6th May.