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October 2012

D-Day for future of Hull flood insurance

Oct 30, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has described as “vital” tomorrow’s meeting (Wednesday 31 October) between the insurance industry and Government ministers on the future of flood insurance.

Local jobs losses will make claims about the end of recession ring hollow in Hull

Oct 25, 2012

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson has reacted to the latest UK growth figures in a week when the Hull area has heard of over 700 more private sector job losses locally.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “Government statements about the end of the recession will ring hollow to those in the dole queues and Food Banks of Hull.

“Over 700 private sector jobs losses have been announced in and around Hull over the past week, from McCain Foods, Seven Seas and Kimberly Clark. This shows that Hull is still mired deep in the Coalition’s home-grown recession.

Never Again Flood Campaign

Oct 23, 2012
Hull has been flooded twice in the past decade - in 2007 and 2013 - and climate change is making the risk greater in future.
 
Diana Johnson MP is campaigning to ensure that Hull is properly protected from flooding and that residents and businesses can get affordable flood insurance.
 
Despite increased investment in flood defences under the previous Labour Government, many Hull residents and businesses found that their insurance premiums and excesses increased steeply after Hull was flooded.
 

MP takes Hull North flood insurance plea to Government

Oct 23, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today (Tuesday 23 October) handed in letters on the future of flood insurance to the Government from around 500 Hull North residents.

Despite increased investment in flood defences under the previous Labour Government, many Hull residents have found that their insurance premiums have doubled and excesses have increased since the Hull floods in June 2007.

Support grows for Life Skills lessons campaign

Oct 16, 2012

Support was growing today for the attempt by Hull North MP Diana Johnson to make lessons about drugs, alcohol and relationships compulsory in classrooms.

The Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) Bill requires the Secretary of State for Education to include relationships, drug and alcohol education in the National Curriculum.

The Bill will be introduced by the Hull North MP Diana Johnson in the House of Commons tomorrow (Wednesday 17 October) straight after Prime Minister’s Questions, under the Ten Minute Rule Bill procedure.

Hull MP demands lessons in Life Skills in all schools

Oct 13, 2012

Diana Johnson MP is bidding to make lessons about drugs, alcohol and relationships compulsory in classrooms.

The Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) Bill requires the Secretary of State for Education to include relationships, drug and alcohol education in the National Curriculum.

The Bill will be introduced by the Hull North MP Diana Johnson in the House of Commons on Wednesday 17 October, straight after Prime Minister’s Questions, under the Ten Minute Rule Bill procedure.

Labour sets out plan to equip Hull youngsters for future jobs

Oct 02, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has praised Ed Miliband’s pledge to modernise apprenticeships and vocational education.

In his Leader’s speech to Labour’s Conference in Manchester, Ed Miliband today promised that a Labour government would work with business to reform Britain’s system of education and apprenticeship to match the skills needed in the 21st Century.

Diana Johnson MP said: “Ed Miliband’s priority to work with business to rebuild our education and apprenticeships system is massively relevant to us in Hull.

Labour's housing boost to kick-start the economy is what Hull needs

Oct 01, 2012

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed plans announced by the Shadow Chancellor to get the economy moving by building 100,000 affordable new homes.

Diana Johnson said: “The Coalition’s 60% cut to social housing investment was part of the reason for the home-grown double dip recession. In Hull North the Government cancelled a £160m housing scheme to regenerate the Orchard Park Estate.