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February 2012

Hull MP hits back over Beverley Road crossing scheme

Feb 23, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to a story in today's Hull Daily Mail on a new pedestrian crossing in Beverley Road.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: "It's a bit rich for Lib Dems to complain about the Beverley Road crossing scheme.

"Lib Dems ran Hull City Council for five years from 2006 in a period when the authority had increased real terms funding each year from the former Labour Government. Lib Dems also specifically blocked Labour efforts to fund this crossing.

Hull MP slams Clegg 'Youth Contract' on NEETs

Feb 21, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has slammed today’s announcement of only £10.7m across Yorkshire and Humber to assist 16 and 17 year olds not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs).

Diana Johnson MP said: “Nick Clegg’s Youth Contract offers only £10.7m across the whole of Yorkshire and Humber, compared to the £40m for our region in the first round alone of Labour’s Future Jobs Fund.

“Nationally the Future Jobs Fund was worth £1bn, compared to the £126m announced today.

Tax credits blow 1,475 Hull couples could lose £4,000 a year

Feb 14, 2012

1,475 Hull couples with children in part-time work could lose around £4,000 a year from April, due to the Coalition Government’s changes to tax credit rules.

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson is urging the Conservative-led Government to reconsider a little-noticed change to tax credit rules, which means that thousands of families lose all of their working tax credits unless they can significantly increase their working hours.

Hull MP petitions Parliament against Hull Police cuts

Feb 07, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson will tonight petition the House of Commons against the cuts to police numbers in and around Hull.

This call comes on the eve of a House of Commons debates on policing budgets for the next year and after recent figures showing that Humberside police lost 157 police officers between March 2010 and September 2011.

Nationally, police numbers have fallen to the lowest for a decade at a time when personal crime, which includes theft and violence, has gone up by a startling 11 per cent - the biggest increase in a decade.