On arrival in Westminster today I’ll be joining a conference in Parliament on the violation of human rights in Kashmir, an issue I’ve raised many times previously, and tomorrow I’ll spend the morning at a conference organised by the Higher Education Policy Institute on student funding in my role as Chair of the All- Party Parliamentary Group on Students.
On Wednesday I’m planning to speak in a Westminster Hall debate on asylum seeker employment and the cost-of-living crisis, on which I pressed the Home Secretary recently, and later I’ll be meeting with Dignity in Dying.
I’ll be back in Sheffield on Thursday where I hope to meet members of the Royal College of Nursing to offer my support to their campaign for a decent pay rise if the Government continue to refuse their offer for talks to avert the first ever strike in their 106-year history. Later that afternoon I’ll also be meeting with the Chair and CEO of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust.
On Friday I’ll be meeting with leaders of Sheffield City Council, catching up with the Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, and meeting with the Mayoral Combined Authority on arts infrastructure and investment following the recent Arts Council funding announcement.