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October 2010

Hull MP takes up fight against Coalition police cuts

Oct 23, 2010

Hull North MP and Labour Shadow Police Minister Diana Johnson today launched a petition against cuts in the number of police officers.

Coalition Government plans to cuts the policing budget by 20% in real terms over four years, announced in the Chancellor’s Spending Review, are estimated by the Police Federation to mean a reduction in police numbers of up to 20,000.

This could mean an average cut of 465 police officers in each of the 43 police forces of England and Wales.

Coalition slash and burn takes gamble with Hull jobs

Oct 20, 2010

Diana Johnson MP has expressed dismay at the effect of today’s Coalition Spending Review on jobs and services in Hull.

Cuts of £81 billion in Government spending, in addition to £6 billion set out in June, were announced by the Coalition Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 20 October).

Clegg’s Pupil Premium promise of fairness will ring hollow

Oct 15, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has questioned today’s announcement on the ‘Pupil Premium’ by Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Diana Johnson MP said: “This announcement, a few days before the Spending Review, has all the hallmarks of a hasty move to take the pressure off Mr Clegg.

Hull students to pay the price of Lib Dem opportunism

Oct 12, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today slammed Coalition Government plans that would allow an unlimited rise in tuition fees in England's universities.

Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced to the House of Commons his approval of a report on higher education from Lord Browne, endorsing as “progressive" recommendations on tuition fees that scrap the current £3,290 cap in favour of a free market where universities set their own charges for different courses.