This week is dominated by the Illegal Migration Bill on which a lot of constituents have written to me. I spoke against it at Second Reading and now the Government is rushing it through Committee Stage without time for adequate consideration.
On Tuesday the Health and Social Care Select Committee is opening its inquiry into assisted dying, and I’ll also be attending an event on reforming NHS dentistry, another issue I have been actively pressing in Parliament following many emails from constituents about accessibility to NHS dental care.
I’ll also be joining a round table discussion organised by Universities UK on ‘The future of higher education in the UK’ and on Wednesday I’ll be attending an event organised by the Office for Students on equality of opportunity as well as a Universities UK International meeting on twinning initiatives with Ukraine.
Also this week I’ll be joining colleagues at a meeting on European policy with the Centre for European Reform, and I’ll be catching up with the Carers Trust on the work of the Young Carers APPG, of which I am Chair.
Parliament goes into recess on Thursday for the Easter break and therefore my next preview of the week ahead will be when we come back on 17th April. My office remains open so do get in touch if you need any assistance.