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beginning 20th February
In Parliament this week business includes the remaining
stages and Lords' amendments on various Bills, motions on the police grant and
local government finance reports, and the draft Social Security benefits
uprating order. Oral questions include Work and Pensions, Foreign Office,
International Development and Transport, and on Wednesday Kerry has been drawn
to ask a question of the Prime Minister at PMQs.
On Monday there is a lobby of parliament by EU citizens
living in the UK who are quite rightly concerned about their right to remain
here post-Brexit. The EU Withdrawal Bill is in the Lords, where Labour has
tabled a number of amendments. Also on Monday there is a debate in Westminster
Hall on whether Donald Trump should be given the honour of a state visit to
On the Select Committee front, the Environmental Audit
Committee continues its inquiry into chemicals regulation and Brexit, while the
Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee takes evidence on labour shortages
in the food and farming sector. Kerry will also be speaking at a Food Waste
conference on Thursday.
Kerry is co-sponsoring Anna Turley's Animal Cruelty
(Sentencing) Bill, which is listed for a Second Reading this Friday, and will
be attending a couple of events to help promote it. She will also be popping in
to an RSPCA event on banning the sale of primates, and the Marine Conservation
Society's "Celebrate UK seas", as well as attending Greener UK's
parliamentary reception, meeting with Global Witness and supporting MQ, the
mental health charity's "We Swear campaign".
In Bristol Kerry has a series of meetings on Friday, and
on Saturday will be taking part in several events in Fishponds, including a
craft fair at Fishponds Old Library, a public meeting in opposition to the
McDonalds planning application, and a street protest calling for action on the
dangerous Hockey's Lane road junction.