My week starts with a meeting with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees to discuss the Government’s recently announced New Plan for Immigration, on which I’ve challenged the Home Secretary (see here). I will also be hearing from recent Hong Kong migrants to Sheffield at a meeting organised by the Lai Yin Association.
Tomorrow I’m joining a meeting of the All-Party-Parliamentary Group on Obesity on the Government’s White Paper on tackling obesity and the implications of proposed Integrated Care Systems on service delivery. I’ll also be picking up on these issues in a Parliamentary debate on Thursday, in which I’ll be focusing on the provision of services for seriously overweight and obese children – on which I’ve worked with Manor-based Shine Health Academy (see more here).
I am meeting with the University of Sheffield UCU branch today to talk about issues facing the arts and humanities locally and nationally and we’ll also be discussing the review of the University’s Archaeology Department, on which I met with the Vice-Chancellor last Friday. In other local meetings this week, I’m catching up with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust and meeting Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis on the Levelling Up Fund and Community Renewal Fund.
Also this week, I’m meeting with the Advertising Standards Authority, at which I’ll be joined by Gambling with Lives, a local charity with which I have worked on the issue, about how to protect children and others from harmful adverts, I’ve another session with the UK Trade and Business Commission, at which we’ll be focusing on the impact of the Government’s Brexit deal on small businesses.
Parliament is on recess next week for Spring Bank Holiday and so my next look ahead will be posted on 7th June.