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October 2007

Hull MP and John Barnes back sports club campaign

Oct 23, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is backing the ‘Subs for Clubs’ campaign to support sports clubs in Hull.

England football legend John Barnes joined Diana at a campaign event in Westminster, organised by the Central Council for Physical Recreation (CCPR), which highlighted a campaign to provide more tax relief for sports clubs that offer sporting activities for children.

Diana Johnson MP said: “Sport and recreation clubs are a vital part of our social fabric and have a part to play, along with diet, in combating problems such as childhood obesity.

Wear it Pink to fight breast cancer

Oct 23, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is urging Hull people support the Breast Cancer Campaign’s award-winning ‘Wear it Pink’ day on Friday 26 October.

Taking part in ‘Wear it Pink’ day on 26 October, part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, could not be easier. Simply donate £2 to the Breast Cancer Campaign and wear an item of pink. Donations will allow Campaign to continue researching the cure and help the one woman in nine in the UK that will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Post Office Ltd to face the public over closures

Oct 22, 2007

Post Office Ltd has accepted Diana Johnson MP’s invitation to meet local people over their proposed closure of two Hull North post offices.

The meeting will take place at 7pm on Friday 2 November at St Vincent’s RC Primary School, Queens Road, Hull HU5 2QR.

This public meeting will provide an opportunity for those in the areas affected by Post Office Ltd’s proposed closure of branches to ask questions and give their views directly to a representative from Post Office Ltd.

Hull MP supports campaign on the dangers of carbon monoxide

Oct 18, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed the launch of a new logo to help promote increased public recognition of the dangers of deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas.

The Carbon Monoxide Consumer Awareness Alliance (COCAA) this week launched the ‘Be Carbon Monoxide Aware’ logo in the House of Commons during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (15-19 October). COCAA is co-ordinated by gas industry safety watchdog CORGI and consists of all the major energy retailers, representatives across all fuel types, victim support charities and manufacturers of carbon monoxide alarms.

Hull MP opposes new queue-jumping rule at Commons

Oct 17, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today expressed opposition to new rules allowing MPs to jump queues for amenities such as lifts and restaurants in the Houses of Parliament.

The Parliamentary authorities recently reiterated the policy to those working in Parliament that "staff and other users should be prepared to give way to Members when queuing".

MP invites Phil and Kirstie to visit Hull

Oct 15, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today wrote to Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsop, presenters of Channel Four TV’s Location, Location, Location, inviting them to visit Hull.

The invitation was issued by the Hull North MP, and also on behalf of Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson, on the eve of the 17 October screening of the annual Best and Worst Places To Live in the UK programme on Channel Four.

This year the programme makes the claim that Hull is the second worst place to live in the UK, after Middlesbrough.

Hull MP opens book on office running costs

Oct 15, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today published her allowances and office running costs for the financial year 2006/07, ahead of their official publication by Parliament on 25 October 2007.

Diana Johnson MP said: “My expenses and allowances for the financial year of 2006/07 were as follows.

“I claimed £93,946 for staffing, which includes a sum unspent carried over from the previous financial year.

MP demands that Post Office Ltd face the public over closures

Oct 10, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has written to Post Office Ltd asking them to meet local people in Hull North over their proposed closure of two post offices.

Post Office Ltd recently launched a consultation period, concluding on 12 November, under its ‘Network Change Programme’. This could result in the closure of local post office branches at 504 Beverley Road and 75 Princes Avenue in the Hull North Constituency from January 2008.

Diana Johnson MP has offered to organise a face to face meeting between local residents and Post Office Ltd during the consultation period.

MP hails Government's investment boost for Hull's public services

Oct 09, 2007

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed the public spending and tax plans set out by Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Diana Johnson MP said: “These plans show that Labour understands the needs and aspirations of Hull people.”