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September 2007

William Wilberforce to judge Hull MP's Christmas card competition

Sep 25, 2007

Diana Johnson MP today launched her third annual competition asking Hull North primary schoolchildren to design her official Parliamentary Christmas card.

The Hull North MP also announced that William Wilberforce, a family descendant of the former Hull MP and slavery abolitionist, has agreed to judge this year’s competition.

Hull MP condemns Lib Dem amnesty plans for illegal immigrants

Sep 17, 2007

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson has attacked Lib Dem plans for an “earned amnesty” for 600,000 immigrants currently living and working illegally in Britain.

The “earned amnesty”, leading to full UK citizenship, was a central part of the “liberal immigration policy” agreed at the Lib Dem conference in Brighton today (18 September).

Diana Johnson MP said: “This Lib Dem policy of giving a so-called ‘earned amnesty’ to over half a million immigrants living and working illegally in Britain would send out a disastrous signal that not playing by the rules pays off.

MP calls for new ambition for Hull's stroke services

Sep 13, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today called on local people in Hull to get involved in a major Government consultation on the future of local stroke services.

The Government is developing a new National Strategy for Stroke aimed at modernising stroke prevention, treatment and care. A consultation document entitled A new ambition for stroke was recently published by the Department of Health so that people can have their say on how stroke services can be changed or improved.

All Hull schools will be 'extended schools', pledges MP

Sep 11, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed new figures showing the growth of ‘extended schools’ in Hull.

According to figures highlighted by Diana Johnson MP, 42 schools in Hull are already offering extended services including breakfast clubs, out-of-hours tuition and after-school clubs in sport, music and drama.

The Hull North Labour MP said that the Government wanted all schools to become ‘extended schools’ by 2010 and had reached a milestone of having over 7,000 extended schools across England two months ahead of schedule.