PM urged to ‘Protect our care homes’

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell has called on the Prime Minister to urgently deliver Personal Protection Equipment to care homes in Newcastle. Ms McKinnell has also called for care workers to be included in the UK’s testing regime. Last Wednesday at Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson promised that all care workers would have their PPE … Continue reading PM urged to ‘Protect our care homes’

YOUR QUESTIONS ON CORONAVIRUS ANSWERED

Yesterday the Petitions Committee held an evidence session with Ministers and advisers to put your questions on Coronavirus to them. We held the session via video conference for the first time and a video is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmHWDlzlxfA&feature=youtu.be Our witnesses were Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr Jenny Harries OBE, Minister of … Continue reading YOUR QUESTIONS ON CORONAVIRUS ANSWERED

Petitions debate: Investing in free childcare

Today I was proud to lead the first Petitions Debate in Parliament on free childcare. Over 146,000 people signed this petition, including over 600 in Newcastle. Childcare is a huge expense for families and it prevents many parents from returning to work after having children because it is just not cost effective. We know that … Continue reading Petitions debate: Investing in free childcare