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September 2009

Lib Dem DNA deletion plan would let criminals walk free

Sep 20, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has condemned Lib Dem plans, announced today at their Party Conference, to immediately delete DNA records of all people arrested but not convicted.

This would even include the DNA of those who had been suspected of a serious violent or sexual offence.

Diana Johnson MP said: “The Lib Dem policy to delete most of the records from the crime-fighting DNA database sets them against the law-abiding people of this country.

Hull North MP joins in Sure Start Week celebrations

Sep 16, 2009

Hull North MP and Schools Minister Diana Johnson today visits The Lemon Tree Children’s Centre in Lothian Way, Bransholme, as part of National Sure Start Children’s Centres Week.

The week of activities across the country is designed to promote the universal services on offer for families with children under five.

On Monday 14 September, Diana visited McMillan Children’s Centre in 21st Avenue on the North Hull Estate. On Friday 18 September Diana will be at the Parks Children’s Centre in Courtway Road.

New boost for council housing (but not in Hull)

Sep 09, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today expressed concern that Hull City Council has yet again failed to apply for Government funding – this time for a new council house-building programme.

The news comes as East Riding of Yorkshire Council was allocated £16,592,550 towards building 275 council homes.

£127 million of Government investment was allocated today as Labour’s Housing Minister John Healey gave the green light to 47 local authorities for work to begin building over 2,000 new council homes nationally – helping to create over 5,000 jobs in the construction industry.

New boost for council housing (but not in Hull)

Sep 09, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today expressed concern that Hull City Council has yet again failed to apply for Government funding – this time for a new council house-building programme.

The news comes as East Riding of Yorkshire Council was allocated £16,592,550 towards building 275 council homes.

£127 million of Government investment was allocated today as Labour’s Housing Minister John Healey gave the green light to 47 local authorities for work to begin building over 2,000 new council homes nationally – helping to create over 5,000 jobs in the construction industry.

Hull MP signs up to 1010 climate pledge

Sep 03, 2009

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is today adding her name to a new campaign to cut the country’s carbon emissions.

The campaign 10:10 has been devised by the people who made the climate change film the “Age of Stupid”; a powerful call to arms for all those who want to save the planet.

10:10 gives individuals, schools, businesses and local authorities the chance to do their bit to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions by working out how they can cut the amount of CO2 they produce by 10 per cent in 2010.