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October 2015

Hull MP demands new industrial policy for Britain

With Labour’s Leader today visiting Tata steelworkers in Scunthorpe, where jobs are under threat, Hull North MP Diana Johnson demanded an industrial policy “for our country” from the Government.
 
Speaking in Business Questions, Diana Johnson MP asked the Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling: “Three years ago Hull’s caravan manufacturers had to fight off the Caravan Tax, which would blight their industry.
 

Hull MP presses Transport Secretary on Hull rail electrification

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today used Commons Transport Questions to again press Ministers about the lack of progress on the electrification of the Selby to Hull rail line.
 

MP backs petition for local baby ashes inquiry in Hull

Oct 27, 2015 - Tags:

Diana Johnson MP is supporting the online petition established by Hull North Constituent Tina Trowhill asking Hull City Council for a local inquiry into the baby ashes scandal in Hull.

Such an inquiry has previously been held in Shrewsbury. An increasing number of Hull families have been coming forward to say that they had been given incorrect information by Hull crematoriums about what had happened to the ashes of their deceased babies.

To back the petition go to: https://goo.gl/JEr35A.

Government rejects bid for fairer funding of Humber flood defences

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has expressed disappointment at news that the Government has rejected the bid for extra funding for Humber Estuary flood defence works.
 
Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “So far the Government has announced £86m for Humber Estuary tidal flood defence works over the next six years. This is less than 10% of what the Environment Agency says the Humber Estuary needs in the next decade. 
 

MP: Hull must not be excluded from the 'Northern Powerhouse' by backroom deals

Oct 14, 2015 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson gave the speech below in the House of Commons debate on the Second Reading of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill. The speech can also be viewed at http://goo.gl/K1roq6