‘Step up before our entertainment scene is devastated’, Catherine warns Government

Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, has called on the Government to support Newcastle’s cultural and entertainment scene before it is irreversible devastated. She was speaking in a debate in the House of Commons on support for businesses, following over half a million people signing petitions calling for extra assistance for industries including events, performing … Continue reading ‘Step up before our entertainment scene is devastated’, Catherine warns Government

Call to make pet theft a specific offence

The Petitions Committee, which Catherine chairs, has today written to Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Secretary of State for Justice to call on the Government to make pet theft a specific offence. Catherine and the other Committee members are calling on the Government to ensure the value of pets is fully recognised in the … Continue reading Call to make pet theft a specific offence

Show leadership to ensure our children do not bear the brunt of this crisis, Catherine McKinnell tells PM

Newcastle North MP is concerned children and young people have not been a Government priority Catherine has urged the Prime Minister to provide practical support for schools to safely bring more children back by expanding classroom space and teaching staff She also calls for online learning support and a package of catch-up funding for disadvantaged … Continue reading Show leadership to ensure our children do not bear the brunt of this crisis, Catherine McKinnell tells PM