This morning I’m chairing the third meeting of the Castlegate Area Board which has been set up by the Council with local partners, to champion the regeneration of Castlegate including overseeing the delivery of the levelling-up project for the area.
I’ll then be getting the train down to Westminster where I’ll be in the Commons for the Prime Minister’s statement on the air strikes against the Houthis in Yemen and then, if time permits, joining the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group, taking evidence on loot boxes in children’s video games.
On Tuesday morning, our Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry on pharmacy continues. After that I’m meeting with the Sutton Trust to discuss their work and recent research which revealed the impact of maintenance loans squeeze on the most disadvantaged students.
Later on I’ll be attending a Delegated Legislation Committee on the draft Child Support (Management of Payments and Arrears and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2023, and then joining an online briefing hosted by CAABU on the situation between Israel and Hizbollah.
On Wednesday, the Health and Social Care Select Committee is meeting again to consider the draft report on Assisted dying/assisted suicide, of which I’ve been very much involved. I’ll also be meeting with Obesity Health Alliance to discuss their Recipes for Change campaign. I’ll then be attending the Holocaust Educational Trust Reception to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
I’m back in Sheffield on Thursday and Friday where I’ll be catching up with Council leaders and separately meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, and the new Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam. I’ll also be visiting Mercia School to speak to students.
On Saturday, I’ll be in Rother Valley for the launch of Labour candidate Jake Richards’ election campaign. Then on Sunday, after watching the Blades take on West Ham, I’ll be joining the Jewish Reform Congregation for their ‘Mir Zaynen Do! – We are here!’ event ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.