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October 2014

MP raises plight of those hit by tidal surge

Oct 30, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson pressed Ministers on flood assistance to Hull homes and businesses affected by the December 2013 East Coast tidal surge.


Speaking in DEFRA Questions in the House of Commons, Diana Johnson MP said: "After Eton flooded in February, the Prime Minister promised that money would be no object. However, for many Hull homes and businesses hit by the December tidal surge, that soon changed to “Out of sight, out of mind,” and they are still awaiting help.

Hull MP launches Relationships Education Bill to help fight child sex abuse

Oct 21, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson gave the speech below in the House of Commons today to launch her Sex and Relationships Education (Curriculum) Bill.

Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North) (Lab):
I beg to move,

That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make provision to include education about sex and relationships, resilience against bullying and sexual abuse and ending violence against women and girls in the national curriculum; and for connected purposes.

Hull MP wants schools to help protect children from sex abuse

Oct 18, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson wants to make lessons about sex and relationships compulsory in classrooms.

The Sex and Relationships Education (Curriculum) Bill requires the Secretary of State for

MP welcomes new recruits from Hull University Labour Club

Oct 17, 2014 - Tags:

Diana Johnson MP was pleased to host a welcome for new members of Hull University Labour Club as they started a new academic year.

Hull MP attacks the unfair London bias of arts funding

Oct 16, 2014 - Tags:

Speaking today (16 October) in Culture, Media and Sport Questions in the Commons Hull North MP Diana Johnson pressed Government ministers on the unfair distribution of arts funding.

Diana Johnson MP told the Commons: “With public funding for the arts in London 15 times greater than outside the capital and Hull City Council seeing a 25% cut to its council funding during this Parliament can the Minister just explain to me how he expects Hull to deliver the national City of Culture in 2017 with these unfair funding formulas?”

MP asks about Ebola screening for ports such as Hull

Oct 16, 2014 - Tags:

Speaking today (16 October) in Commons Business Questions, Hull North MP Diana Johnson asked for a Parliamentary debate on whether Ebola screening is planned for ports such as Hull.

This follows an announcement by the Government earlier this week that entrants through Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and Eurostar rail terminals, would be screened.

Hull MP backs Bill to exempt unpaid family carers from the Bedroom Tax

Oct 14, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson was today (Tuesday 14 October) one of the sponsors of a Labour bid to exempt carers from the Bedroom Tax.

Barbara Keeley MP presented a Ten Minute Rule Bill to the House of Commons with the aim of exempting carers and those needing overnight care from the Bedroom Tax. Figures from the Department of Work and Pensions tell us that 60,000 carers are affected by the Bedroom Tax.