The Health and Care Bill will dominate business in the Commons for the next two days, and tonight we’re voting on the controversial Government proposal to use the funds raised through the new NI levy to protect the assets of those with most wealth. I’ve tabled amendments on treatment of child obesity and support for young carers. You can read more about my views on health and care here. I’ll also be joining a cross-party meeting on the treatment of gambling addiction.
Tomorrow I’ll be raising the issue of young carers directly with Ministers at Health Questions as we look forward to Carers Rights Day on the 25th November, meeting with the British Red Cross on refugee issues, and attending a cross-party meeting on the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Burma. On Wednesday I’ll be joining a Westminster Hall debate on Islamophobia and, in the evening, I’ll be continuing my Big Conversation events with a discussion on the climate emergency and COP26 organised with South Yorkshire Climate Alliance. This event is always well attended and you can sign up here.
Thursday is White Ribbon Day, challenging male violence against women, and I’ve been working with local groups to promote it in Sheffield – as well as stepping up my Know the Line campaign for zero tolerance of sexual harassment in the hospitality sector (see more here). On Friday, I have a meeting with the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (if there is anything you would like me to raise do get in touch) and on Saturday I’ll be taking the Big Conversation to doorsteps in Broomhill and Sharrow Vale.