Dewley Hill Opencast Mine

Since proposals for an opencast mine at Dewley Hill were first proposed by Banks Group, Catherine has been contacted by many local residents to express their concerns. Catherine made representations on behalf of residents in relation to the initial planning application in April 2019 and has met with the Defend Dewley Hill campaign group. See … Continue reading Dewley Hill Opencast Mine

Disappointment at lack of action from Government on ‘spiralling’ pet theft

Catherine and fellow MPs on Parliament’s Petitions Committee have expressed disappointment at the Government’s response to the call to make pet theft a specific criminal offence. Last month, following a string of petitions with more than 250,000 signatures, the Petitions Committee supported calls for the Government to ensure the value of pets is fully recognised … Continue reading Disappointment at lack of action from Government on ‘spiralling’ pet theft

Government has failed to respond urgently to landmark report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave

Chair of the Petitions Committee, Catherine McKinnell MP has today criticised the Government for failing to meet the Committee’s request to respond urgently to its report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave, which was published earlier this month. In a letter from Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and … Continue reading Government has failed to respond urgently to landmark report on the impact of Covid-19 on maternity and parental leave