I’ll be speaking in a Westminster Hall debate on assisted dying led by my colleague Tonia Antoniazzi this afternoon, after joining other MPs in Parliament Square who campaigning for the law to change to allow choice at the end of life. Today is the eleventh anniversary of my father’s death and I’ll be drawing on that experience as I have before.
Tomorrow I’ll be joining the AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Refugees at which we will be discussing the future of refugee protection in the UK, as well as our response to the war in Ukraine and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme. I’ll then be catching up with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and meeting with the Chair of the British Dental Association, following my meetings with the Local Dental Committee and raising the issue of access to dental care in Parliament recently.
On Wednesday I’ll be at a Citizens’ Advice briefing on the cost of living, meeting Council Officers on the campaign to save the Leadmill, and joining a Westminster Hall debate on energy efficiency of homes in the North of England before an event hosted by the Climate Coalition on practical solutions to meet net zero.
On Thursday I’ve one of the regular inquiry sessions of the UK Trade and Business Commission, of which I’m a member, at which we’re looking again at the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill on which I spoke recently in Parliament, after which I’ve a meeting of my Westminster and Sheffield staff teams over two days to plan our work for the year ahead.