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June 2010

MPs slate Coalition on free school meals

Jun 29, 2010

Hull North MP and Labour Shadow Health Minister Diana Johnson today attacked Coalition Government plans to cut a free school meals policy that was pioneered in Hull.

Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate on Free School Meals at the House of Commons today (Wednesday 30 June), Diana Johnson was among the MPs criticised Government plans to reverse the previous Labour Government’s policy of extending universal free school meals.

Hull jobs and services will pay price of Coalition Budget

Jun 22, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today slammed the Coalition Government’s first Budget as bad news for jobs and services in Hull.

Speaking in a House of Commons debate on the Budget delivered yesterday by the Chancellor George Osborne, Hull North’s Labour MP singled out cuts to the Future Jobs Fund, cuts to Child Benefit and Housing Benefit, and the increase in VAT to 20% as likely to hit Hull especially hard - with the least advantaged suffering the most.

MP backs greater support and recognition for Hull carers

Jun 13, 2010

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson is calling for the contribution of thousands of Hull carers in to be recognised by the local community and society at large.

The call came new research showed that more than three-quarters (76%) of people looking after an ill, frail or disabled loved one do not have a life outside of their caring role.

Exposed Coalition cuts target Hull’s young people

Jun 10, 2010

Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson today revealed details of cuts to be made this year to local services for Hull’s children and young people by the Coalition Government.

In response to a letter from Labour’s Shadow Children and Education Secretary Ed Balls MP, the Coalition Government admitted that £311 million will be cut this year from education and children’s services that are provided locally, but funded by central government.