Later today I’ll be voting to endorse the Privileges Committee report which found that Boris Johnson lied to MPs over ‘partygate’ and hoping that Conservative MPs will too – although it seems that the Tory leadership is encouraging abstentions to hide the internal war within their Party.
Before then I’ll be catching up with the Carers’ Trust, which provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers of which I am Chair, to discuss future plans and our recently launched inquiry. I am also looking forward to marking Refugee Week at an event hosted by Barnardos to hear directly from unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
On Tuesday, as the crisis in the NHS deepens, we’ll be questioning Health Secretary Steve Barclay at the Health and Social Care Select Committee and I’m meeting with Business in the Community, ahead of a visit to Sheffield to discuss how businesses can do more on skills, employment and wider community support.
Also this week the Health and Social Care Select Committee will be holding the first session of our inquiry into cancer diagnosis and treatment and I’ll be attending a briefing on the cost of using vehicles for work organised by the RAC and UNISON having signed this EDM on the issue, joining an event on the Renters (Reform) Bill, on which many constituents have written to me, and catching up with local Labour members at our monthly meeting where we’ll be discussing plans for improving workers’ rights with Shadow Employment Minister Justin Madders.