Catherine calls for urgent action from Government on ‘profound impact’ of coronavirus on maternity leave

In a new letter published this morning, Petitions Committee Chair Catherine McKinnell MP has implored the Government to recognise the urgency of the effect of COVID-19 on maternity leave and new parents, and called on Ministers to respond to the Committee’s recent landmark report on the critical issue ‘before it’s too late’. In correspondence last … Continue reading Catherine calls for urgent action from Government on ‘profound impact’ of coronavirus on maternity leave

Disappointment at lack of action from Government on ‘spiralling’ pet theft

Catherine and fellow MPs on Parliament’s Petitions Committee have expressed disappointment at the Government’s response to the call to make pet theft a specific criminal offence. Last month, following a string of petitions with more than 250,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee supported calls for the Government to ensure the value of pets is fully recognised … Continue reading Disappointment at lack of action from Government on ‘spiralling’ pet theft

Government has failed to respond urgently to landmark report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave

Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP has today criticised the Government for failing to meet the Committee’s request to respond urgently to its report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave, which was published earlier this month. In a letter from Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and … Continue reading Government has failed to respond urgently to landmark report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave