Parliament is back today after the Easter Recess, in which the police investigation into law-breaking parties in Downing Street resulted in fines for both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor – and I’ll be using every opportunity to back moves for them to face the consequences for their actions.
In a shameless attempt to take the heat off Boris Johnson, the Government announced the cruel and unworkable new agreement to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda over the Easter break. I’m expecting a Ministerial Statement on it this afternoon, when I’ll be challenging the Home Secretary, and I’ll be speaking against the proposals tomorrow too when the Commons considers the House of Lords amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill (see more on it here).
The Building Safety Bill also returns to the Commons tomorrow, and I’ll be speaking again on behalf of constituents as well as joining those attending a rally in Westminster calling for justice for those caught up in the cladding and building safety scandal (read more on my recent work on the issue here). Another Bill I’m following on behalf of a constituent is the Online Harms Bill, which returns to the Commons today (read more about my work on deepfakes here, an issue wrongly left out of this Bill).
Later in the week I’m planning to join a Westminster Hall debate on child tax credits, before returning to Sheffield where I’ll be attending an Iftar to raise funds for the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa following the recent devastating fire. I’ll also be visiting Hunters Bar school for a Q&A with pupils as well as a meeting the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group on Friday. Then over the weekend I’ll be out knocking on doors and listening to constituents.