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September 2005

No junk at playtime

Sep 29, 2005

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson today welcomed a new Government pledge on healthy eating in schools.

Education Secretary, Ruth Kelly, this week announced a ban on low quality reprocessed food from next September and a ban on vending machines selling crisps, chocolate and
sugary fizzy drinks in schools.

Diana Johnson MP said:"This is great news for Hull's secondary school pupils and will reinforce the pioneering work of Hull Council in promoting healthy eating in Hull's primary schools.

MP backs cancer campaign coffee morning

Sep 25, 2005

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is encouraging people in Hull to join in Macmillan Cancer Relief's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30 September to raise money to help people living with cancer.

There are currently over one million people in the UK who have had a diagnosis of cancer so Macmillan's nurses, doctors, information and support service are needed now, more than ever.

"Help me with my Xmas cards", Hull MP asks children

Sep 22, 2005

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is holding a competition asking local primary schoolchildren to design her official Parliamentary Xmas card.

The finished Xmas cards will be sent to hundreds of people across the country; from constituents, family and friends to regional and national figures in charities, business and politics - including the Prime Minister.

Don't let your child lose out!

Sep 22, 2005

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is organising a series of special advice surgeries to assist Hull North parents in making the most of the Government's Child Trust Fund.

Diana Johnson MP said: "I believe that all children in Hull North should have a stake in the future. That's why I was delighted when the Labour Government set up the Child Trust Fund, opposed by the Liberal Democrats, which gives every new baby a financial asset that will grow with them into a nest egg when they reach 18."

Labour MP encourages local pensioners to beat the heating price hikes

Sep 18, 2005

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today urged Hull pensioners to claim the increased Winter Fuel Payments that Labour introduced to help cover the cost of heating bills.

The MP's call comes amid news of rising energy prices, with British Gas announcing a 14 per cent hike in gas and electricity bills earlier this month.

Almost 47,000 pensioners in Hull received the Winter Fuel Payment last year. Pensioners have until 23rd September to claim to ensure their Winter Fuel Payment is made before Christmas.

Labour action to tackle sub-standard student digs

Sep 13, 2005

Hull's student population could benefit from new plans to improve the management and physical standard of all student accommodation.

Under Government plans that have been put out for consultation, the management and standards of student housing could be brought in line with those already set down for privately rented housing, particularly through Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing.

The consultation involves three codes of management practice, covering student accommodation managed by universities, other higher education establishments and commercial providers.