I’ll be speaking in the debate on last week’s budget later today, focussing on the failure to tackle the crisis in public services and health and care in particular, but before that I’ll be meeting YoungMinds to talk about their campaign for better mental health support in schools. I’m also hoping to join a meeting of the Executive Committee of Labour Movement for Europe, but it depends when I’m called in the budget debate.
We’ll be taking evidence for our inquiry on NHS dentistry (read more here) tomorrow at the Health and Social Care Committee, and I’ll be attending the AGM of the International Students All-Party Parliamentary Group, of which I am Co-Chair, at which we’ll also be discussing the role of agents in recruitment.
Later tomorrow I’ll be hosting an event with Yachad, hearing from former Israeli soldiers now campaigning against the occupation of Palestine with Breaking the Silence. March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and I’ll be meeting with the Brain Tumour Charity on the need for more research into the deadly disease, as well as catching up with Citizen’s Advice on the cost-of-living crisis.
On Wednesday I’ll be in the Commons for the debate on the Windsor Framework – Rishi Sunak’s deal with the EU to fix Boris Johnson’s Northern Ireland Protocol. I’ll also attending a drop-in event hosted by Women for Refugee Women about their latest report on the lesbian and bisexual women, before joining other local MPs catching up with South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard.
I am back to Sheffield on Thursday which starts with a meeting of the UK Trade and Business Commission, of which I’m a member, focussing on Environmental Standards and Protections, and I’ll be catching up with local Labour members at our monthly meeting. On Friday I’ve meetings with the NHS Integrated Care Board and members of the Somali community at ISRAAC – before a weekend knocking on doors and meeting constituents.