Local News News Week Ahead

My week ahead- Week Commencing 17th June

Monday

I will be attending oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government where, continuing my support of the modular building industry of which Hull is the national hub, I shall be attempting to ask a question on the reluctance of mortgage providers to provide loans for modular homes.

I will be meeting with Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Treasury Minister to discuss the tax issues Share Fisherman often encounter due to the nature of their profession.

I will be attending a National Flood Resilience meeting chaired by Michael Gove, the Secretary for Environment, Rural Affairs, and Food. We will be discussing the establishment of the National Flood Resilience Centre at Hull University. With the threats from climate change this is a vital area of research.

Tuesday

I will be attending the Education Select Committee where we will be hearing oral evidence on the key issues affecting social mobility from

I will be taking the opportunity to attend the drop-in event organised by the APPG on Children Who Need Palliative Care.

I will be meeting Blair Jacobs from Northern Films to hear about the film The Last Trip which concerns the fishing community in Hull and featuring members of that community and to discuss the ambitions of Northern Film to bring more film making to Hull.

I will be attending the SCOPE Reception for Equality. I recently visited a SCOPE store in Hull where they provide opportunities for those with cerebral palsy to gain useful experience and skills and I welcome this opportunity to learn more about their activities nationally.

Wednesday

I will be meeting Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes to discuss the case of a constituent.

I will be attending the guide dogs lobby drop-in event where guide dog owners from across the country will be coming to Parliament to share their experiences of being turned away by businesses because of their dog.

Thursday

I will be visiting Paisley Primary School to see they employ the Chatta scheme in their lessons. Chatta claims to put oracy at the heart of its approach and as an advocate of oracy as a vital part of child development I am very interested in seeing it in action.

I will be chairing an Environmental Round Table event that I have organised. As pressures continue to grow on the natural environment and plant and animal numbers continue to decline I am determined to find solutions. With that in mind I have invited interested parties from the community, NGOs and local councils to begin to find a way forward. It will also be an opportunity for them to become involved in a city-wide community project I am launching to boost pollinator numbers and create the first “Brimstone butterfly city.”

I will be meeting UNITE’s new Regional Officer Mick Simpson to congratulate him on his new post and continue my excellent working relationship with the union.

I will be meeting with Geoff Mackrill of Teal and Mackrill Ltd to discuss the challenges his company faces over the uncertainty concerning leaving the EU.

I am delighted to have been invited to the Hull College Oscars where we can celebrate the achievements of some of the outstanding young people the city of Hull produces.

Friday

I will be taking a tour of Hessle High School and Sixth Form. It is always a pleasure to meet the young people of my constituency working hard to equip themselves for adult life in the 21st Century.

I will be attending a Women Into Manufacturing and Engineering event which is a Humber wide initiative kick-started by Green Port Hull and local businesses to address the lack of diversity in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and to encourage women and girls to consider careers in these industries.  The event is aimed at female pupils from schools, 6th Forms and University students as well as their teachers and careers advisors giving them the opportunity to speak to local business and their female employees about the exciting career opportunities, job vacancies and qualifications required to work in the industry.

I will be meeting with representatives of the local Modular Homes industry to discuss how I can help with the development of this important regional resource.

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