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February 2007

MP slams Lib Dem Cabinet decision on school meals

Feb 26, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today slammed the decision by Hull City Council’s Lib Dem Cabinet to reintroduce charges of £1.10 for primary school meals from September.
Diana Johnson MP said: "Hull’s Lib Dems have done everything, including trying to mislead people about Hull University’s recent report , to talk down the success and local popularity of Hull’s pioneering Eat Well Do Well policy in our primary schools.

Hull MP welcomes new boost for carers

Feb 22, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed a new multi-million pound package of support and services for Hull’s carers, unveiled today by Ivan Lewis, Minister for Care Services.

There are nearly 520,000 carers in Yorkshire and the Humber providing unpaid care, including 22,982 in Hull, looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner. In Hull, 8,503 more people became carers over the past year.

Prime Minister invited to Wilberforce 2007

Feb 21, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today invited the Prime Minister Tony Blair to visit Hull during the forthcoming Wilberforce 2007 commemorations.

The invitation was issued during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. In response, the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of further progress in combating the present day equivalent of the slave trade and of progress on development and in extending educational opportunities in Africa.

Let's make every Hull child a reader

Feb 09, 2007

Hull North Diana Johnson MP today welcomed new help to make sure all local children can get the help they need to learn to read.
Diana Johnson MP said: “It is too easy to take reading for granted. Whenever I see children working on their reading, I can see the difference it makes to them as they learn and their imagination begins to grow and develop. We must make sure that everyone has that opportunity.