Category Archives: Economy

Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill speech

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The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill – which contains a wide range of different measures – received its Second Reading in the Commons this afternoon (16th July). Catherine spoke in the debate, with a copy of her speech – covering beneficial ownership, whistleblowers and community pubs/PubCos -below: Catherine McKinnell MP: Speaking in my capacity as Continue Reading...

Childcare Payments Bill

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Catherine spoke on behalf of the Opposition during the Second Reading of the Childcare Payments Bill in the Commons yesterday (14th July).  A transcript of her speech is below, and the full debate can be read here: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm140714/debtext/140714-0002.htm#14071442000001 Catherine McKinnell: I want to begin by saying that the Opposition welcome any new investment in child Continue Reading...

Getting the OBR to track child poverty would mean governments could no longer ignore it

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Catherine had this article published on the LabourList website on 12th July, in her capacity as Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury. You can also read it here: http://labourlist.org/2014/07/getting-the-obr-to-track-child-poverty-would-mean-governments-could-no-longer-ignore-it/ Getting the OBR to track child poverty would mean governments could no longer ignore it David Cameron pledged to lead the most family friendly government ever. Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP backs EXPOSED campaign against corruption ahead of G20 summit

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined a cross-party coalition calling for the end of corrupt practices that steal $1trillion from the global economy every year. Catherine, who is co-founder and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Corruption, joined MPs from all major parties to back the global EXPOSED campaign, which calls for integrity Continue Reading...