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August 2005

New scheme tackles gun and knife crime - with cash seized from criminals

Aug 29, 2005

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson has welcomed the news that money seized from criminals is to be spent on working locally to tackle gun and knife crime.

Diana Johnson MP said: "Labour's policy of seizing the assets of criminals is paying off. Now some of this money can be used by local groups to help further reduce crime on our streets.

"A quarter of a million pounds of cash taken from convicted criminals is available for community organisations working to reduce crime as well as groups offering support to victims of crime.

Care homes reform will protect Hull residents and families

Aug 25, 2005

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed the Government's publication of a wide-ranging action plan to improve services for elderly residents in care homes.

The plan includes the following key recommendations:

GCSE results shows that Hull is ''"on the right road''"

Aug 24, 2005

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed the improvement in Hull secondary school GCSE results that was announced today.

Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North, said: “These results are a tribute to the hard work, often in challenging circumstances, of Hull pupils, teachers and parents. It shows that the investment in raising school standards by our Labour Government and Council is making a real difference.

“These results are another sign of an improving Hull. We clearly still have far to go, but Hull is firmly on the right road in giving more of our youngsters a bright future.”

New police database will "make Hull a safer place", says Diana Johnson MP

Aug 22, 2005

A new computer system that allows police forces to share information on Britain's most dangerous sex offenders, helping to stop re-offending and protect the public, has 'gone live' this week.

The Violent and Sex Offenders Register (ViSOR) was built by the Police Information Technology Organisation in partnership with police and probation professionals.

Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North, said:

Hull MP backs 'No ID No Sale' Campaign

Aug 01, 2005

Diana Johnson, Labour MP for Hull North, is backing a campaign to help shopworkers when serving age-restricted products.

Usdaw, the retail union, has highlighted this issue as being a major cause of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers.

Diana Johnson MP said: "I am very concerned to hear that many shopworkers are being threatened and abused when they ask for proof of age or refuse to serve those they believe to be under-age. In some cases this leads to violence against the shopworker.