Category Archives: Economy

Childcare Payments Bill

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As Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Catherine has been leading the Opposition’s response to the Government’s Childcare Payments Bill, which is currently going through Parliament. The Bill had its ‘Report Stage’ and ‘Third Reading’ in the Commons yesterday (17th November), during which Catherine tabled an amendment which would have committed the Government to assess Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP: ‘Chancellor is playing catch-up’ on Northern devolution

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Newcastle North MP and Shadow Treasury Minister, Catherine McKinnell has challenged the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s record of delivery for the North of England. Speaking during Treasury Questions in the Commons this morning (4th November), Catherine asked George Osborne: ‘Isn’t it the case that the Chancellor talks about creating a Northern Powerhouse, but really he’s Continue Reading...

New engineering facility in Newburn officially opened by Catherine McKinnell MP

Catherine joins BAE Systems Managing Director - Combat Vehicles (UK), David Bond, at Newburn Riverside

  A new engineering facility in Newburn has been officially opened today (15th September) by Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell.  The facility which is situated at the Quadrant on Newburn Riverside, is a new location for 50 specialist engineers involved in the design, upgrade and support of armoured fighting vehicles. The BAE Systems site has Continue Reading...

Debate on Energy Intensive Industries

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Catherine replied to a debate on energy intensive industries in her role as Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury this week (11th September). You can read a transcript of her speech here: Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle upon Tyne North) (Lab):I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham), the hon. Member for Redcar (Ian Continue Reading...