After an extraordinary weekend underlining the double standards and self-interest at the heart of this Government, I’m hoping to question the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care when he makes his first statement to the Commons on Covid this afternoon.
Tomorrow I have a Justice Question which I will use to raise online image abuse, an issue on which I have been working with a constituent to get the law changed. I also hope to be contributing to two further debates that day, one focussing on building safety, and another on measures to support education recovery. You can read more about my work on both of these subjects here and here.
I’ve another meeting of the UK Trade and Business Commission, of which I am a member, on Thursday to discuss the UK-Australia Trade Deal and the precedent it sets for future trade agreements. I’m also meeting with students from Westbourne School, to talk about my work, as part of a virtual visit organised by the Parliamentary Education Service. In the afternoon I’ll be heading to Batley and Spen for the by-election in which I have been campaigning over the last few weeks.
On Friday, I’ll be meeting local CAFOD volunteers about the impact the pandemic has had on the poorest in the world and the compounding impact of the climate crisis, catching up with the Chief Executive of Sheffield Museums Trust and joining other local MPs in a meeting with City Council leaders.