NE Labour MPs seek answers from Health Secretary on new restrictions

This morning,  Catherine and Northern Labour MPs have written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care requesting urgent clarification on a number of issues in relation to the forthcoming coronavirus restrictions in the North East. Please see the text of the letter below:   Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State … Continue reading NE Labour MPs seek answers from Health Secretary on new restrictions

Petitions Committee express disappointment as Ministers deliver ‘hammer blow’ to new parents in midst of Coronavirus

“This response simply fails to follow the science and will come as a hammer blow to new parents across the country who need real support now. The Petitions Committee will now push for a debate in Parliament on this as soon as possible.” In official correspondence published this morning [Weds 09/09/20], the Government outlined their … Continue reading Petitions Committee express disappointment as Ministers deliver ‘hammer blow’ to new parents in midst of Coronavirus

Government failing to support regional airports

I’m frustrated with the UK Government’s continued opposition to supporting regional airports like Newcastle International. Scotland and Northern Ireland have given 12 months business rates relief in recognition of the huge challenges facing the sector. The price of inaction from the UK Government will be job losses and less green investment in new aviation technology. … Continue reading Government failing to support regional airports