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April 2007

£401 million Labour boost to the NHS in Hull

Apr 30, 2007

On the tenth anniversary of Labour coming to power, Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed figures showing how the Labour Government is investing in Hull’s health services.
Hull Primary Care Trust (PCT) is receiving an 8.1 per cent boost in funding this year. This increase of £30.2 million takes NHS funding for Hull from £371.3 million in 2006/07 to £401.5 million in 2007/08.

Labour’s investment and modernisation has already delivered the lowest ever NHS waiting times since 1997, with:

Hull MP asks for help in exposing agency worker scandal

Apr 25, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today urged Hull constituents to tell her if they have suffered mistreatment at work because they are an agency worker.

The call comes after the Government agreed that it will accept evidence submitted to it detailing ways in which agency workers are mistreated.

Hull MP joins celebration on boost to paid maternity leave

Apr 19, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson joined children from retail union Usdaw at a special Westminster party to celebrate the extension of paid maternity leave from six to nine months.

Diana has supported Usdaw’s campaign to extend paid maternity leave of £122.75 from six to nine months for new mums, allowing them to spend more time at home with their babies.

Diana Johnson MP said: “It was a pleasure to meet some Usdaw mothers-to-be and mothers who will benefit from the Labour Government’s extension of paid maternity leave to nine months.