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

“No one should go to work in fear”, says Catherine McKinnell MP in call for action to combat retail violence and abuse

Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has signed the Shopworkers’ Protection Pledge, vowing to stand with retail staff and support legislation to better protect shopworkers from violence and abuse. Violence and abuse of shopworkers remains a serious concern, with hundreds of shopworkers suffering every day according to data from the British Retail Consortium. The retail industry … Continue reading “No one should go to work in fear”, says Catherine McKinnell MP in call for action to combat retail violence and abuse