Category Archives: Economy

Corporate economic crime debate

Catherine responded yesterday (3rd November) to a Westminster Hall debate on ‘prosecuting corporate economic crime’, in her role as Shadow Attorney General. You can read Catherine’s speech below, and a full transcript of the debate is available here. Catherine McKinnell: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I congratulate my hon. Friend … Continue reading Corporate economic crime debate

Keep Me Posted campaign gets MP Catherine’s backing

Keep Me Posted has received a boost from Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, who has backed the campaign to give consumers the right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks and financial services firms, utility companies, and other service providers. Catherine met recently in Parliament with Keep Me Posted Chair, Judith Donavan … Continue reading Keep Me Posted campaign gets MP Catherine’s backing

Going soft on white collar crime?

Catherine has this article published on Politics Home following a Parliamentary debate on ‘prosecuting corporate economic crime’ today, to which she responded as Shadow Attorney General. Sometimes it seems that this Conservative Government is content to say one thing yet do quite another. Take tax credits, for example. During the election the Prime Minister made … Continue reading Going soft on white collar crime?

North East Labour MPs: ‘New airport capacity not just an issue for the South East’

Labour MPs across the North East have joined forces to ensure that the region’s voice is heard before a final decision is taken on expanding the UK’s aviation capacity. Writing to Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood MP as the Opposition considers its policy on the Airports Commission’s recommendation, the region’s Labour MPs have reiterated their … Continue reading North East Labour MPs: ‘New airport capacity not just an issue for the South East’

Summer Budget response

Commenting on today’s ‘Summer Budget 2015’, Newcastle North MP and Shadow Treasury Minister, Catherine McKinnell, said: ‘A Labour Budget today would have focused on working people – supporting those on middle and low incomes, and taking the steps needed to ensure Britain can become a more productive, higher earning economy. ‘Instead, the Chancellor’s cuts to … Continue reading Summer Budget response