This is Nuclear Week in Parliament (NWiP) with several events looking at the role of nuclear in transitioning to net zero and today I’ll be at the launch which is hosted by the Speaker. Tomorrow I’ll join a showcase event hosted by Sheffield’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and I’m meeting apprentices at a skills fair involving both the NAMRC and Sheffield Forgemasters.
Tomorrow I’ll be chairing the AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers – which will be followed by two further sessions of our inquiry into the impact of caring on the life chances of young people which was launched last week. I’m also meeting Bite Back to discuss their campaign on free school meals, joining an APPG for Refugees event on safe routes and refugee visas, meeting the Jewish Leadership Council and Union of Jewish Students, and backing an event to Show Racism the Red Card.
On Wednesday I’m representing the APPG on Gambling Harm at a meeting with the Gambling Minister Stuart Andrew to talk about the recent White Paper on gambling reform. I’ll also be joining a Britain-Palestine APPG briefing on Israel’s expansion plans in the West Bank, hearing from Macmillan Cancer Support on their campaign against delays in diagnosis and treatment, and attending a screening of a film on the inequitable impact of the pandemic.
On Thursday I’ll be at the Health and Social Care Select Committee for the latest session of our inquiry into cancer care and attending a meeting of the Council of the APPG for Universities, which brings together APPG Officers and Vice-Chancellors.
Back in Sheffield on Friday, I’m meeting with the City Council leadership and also with the Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, before holding an advice surgery at ISRAAC.