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July 2005

Free books for every baby and toddler in Hull

Jul 31, 2005

Diana Johnson MP has revealed that Labour's support of the Bookstart scheme will see every baby and young child in Hull North receive free books.

The Bookstart scheme will provide every one to two year old in Hull North with a satchel with books inside while every three to four year old will receive a 'treasure chest' a box that includes books and crayons. Currently every baby aged up to 12 months already receives a free bag of baby books and this will continue under the expanded scheme.

Diana Johnson Labour's MP for Hull North said:

Hull MP appointed to key government watchdog

Jul 17, 2005

Hull North's Labour MP Diana Johnson has been appointed to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.

This prestigious committee examines reports from the National Audit Office on the economy, efficency and effectiveness of government departments and other public bodies. The committee looks at the successes and failures of service delivery on subjects as diverse as dentistry, homelessness and renewable energy.

The committee meets twice weekly when Parliament is sitting and produces around 50 reports per year, twice as many as any other Parliamentary committee.