Debate on the Trade Bill

The Government’s Trade Bill received its second reading in the Commons yesterday. You can read a copy of the speech Catherine made during the debate about this legislation below.  Catherine McKinnell: As I and other hon. Members from the region highlighted during yesterday’s debate on the customs Bill, the North East continues to have a … Continue reading Debate on the Trade Bill

Customs Bill debate

Catherine spoke yesterday in Parliament in the Second Reading debate on the Government’s Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill – also known as the Customs Bill – and you can read a copy of her speech below. Catherine McKinnell: Last July, the North East England Chamber of Commerce – which represents about 3,000 businesses of all sizes … Continue reading Customs Bill debate

Newcastle North MP calls on local schools to sign up to Premier League Primary Stars

Catherine McKinnell MP is calling on all primary schools in Newcastle North to sign up to Premier League Primary Stars, after attending an event in Parliament about the Premier League’s flagship programme for primary age children at the invitation of the Newcastle United Foundation. Premier League Primary Stars is open to all primary schools across … Continue reading Newcastle North MP calls on local schools to sign up to Premier League Primary Stars

MP Catherine commits to TUC ‘Dying to Work’ Charter

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has this week signed the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ charter, pledging her commitment to support and protect any of her employees who become terminally ill. Since its launch in April 2016, the TUC’s voluntary ‘Dying to Work Charter’ now protects over half a million employees with companies such as Legal … Continue reading MP Catherine commits to TUC ‘Dying to Work’ Charter

Newcastle MP and Dogs Trust join forces against puppy smuggling

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has lent her support to a campaign by the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, which highlights the plight of smuggled puppies imported to the country as part of the Christmas puppy trade. This week, Dogs Trust, which coined the famous slogan ‘A dog is Life, not just for Christmas’ – … Continue reading Newcastle MP and Dogs Trust join forces against puppy smuggling