The Week Ahead – 10th of December

This week in Parliament is all about Brexit, but what happens by the end of it is anyone’s guess. MPs were due to vote on the Prime Minister’s deal tomorrow, but reports now indicate that the Government will not be going ahead with this.

There are statements expected from the Prime Minister, the Leader of the House and the Brexit Secretary on Monday afternoon, which should clarify how the Government intends to proceed with the EU Withdrawal Act. Kerry had intended to speak in the debate on the Brexit deal  on Monday too – along with some 130 other MPs – but presumably that debate will now no longer go ahead today.

One thing that is for sure is that Kerry will be first up at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. She has also been drawn for a Housing, Communities and Local Government question, where she will be calling for better regulation of supported housing providers. Other departmental questions this week include the Treasury, Northern Ireland, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Attorney General.

On Tuesday, Kerry will – subject to any emergency business in the Chamber – meet with constituents who are visiting parliament as part of a lobby calling for the introduction of Proportional Representation.

Kerry’s regular committee business continues as usual this week, with a meeting of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee to scrutinise the Fisheries Bill, and a meeting of the Environmental Audit Committee for a one-off session to consider ‘how green was the Budget’. In addition to this, she has been drafted onto the legislative committee to consider the Draft Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018.

On Friday Kerry will be back in Bristol, amongst other things, she will be holding a constituent surgery and meeting with Deputy Mayor, Asher Craig, to discuss Bristol’s pollinator action plan. On Sunday morning Kerry will be on BBC Points West Sunday Politics show, before speaking at a City of Sanctuary event.

If you would like to contact Kerry or her office you can call during weekdays on 0117 939 9901 (between 10am and 1pm) or email at kerry.mccarthy.mp@parliament.uk.

 

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