After questioning Health Secretary Steve Barclay last week, I’ll be looking at the new NHS Integrated Care Systems in this week’s Health and Social Care Select Committee tomorrow, on which you can find more about that here.
The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill, another legislative distraction from the real issues the country faces, comes back to the Commons tomorrow with amendments tabled in the House of Lords, on which I’m planning to speak in support of cross-party amendments.
I’ll be meeting local constituents at a Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase in Parliament on Wednesday, and supporting #HeartUnions week events as public sector workers are standing up for better pay and working conditions. I’m also meeting the Head and Chair of Governors at King Edward VII School following their Ofsted report, on which many constituents have contacted me.
The UK Trade and Business Commission continues on Thursday with a session on Trade Deal Frameworks, and I’m meeting the Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges to talk about the recently launched inquiry into the impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on students.
On Thursday and Friday I’ve a team meeting with my Sheffield and Westminster staff in Sheffield, reviewing our plans for the year ahead, and one of my regular meetings with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Parliament’s in recess next week so my next preview will be posted on 20th February.