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September 2010

Hull MP warns over cuts to business support

Sep 22, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today warned that the Government’s proposals for regional economic development means more bodies chasing less money, no matter how they are organised on the map.

Following the announcement of the abolition of Yorkshire Forward and England’s other Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), the Coalition Government came forward with new bodies to be called Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). Ministers asked local authorities and businesses to produce plans for the geographical areas that LEPs should cover. 58 plans have now been submitted.

Hull MP we cannot afford to lose BAE defence jobs

Sep 08, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has expressed concern about today’s announcement of 212 job losses at BAE Systems in Brough.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said: “These job cuts at BAE’s Brough site are being made even before we have seen the far greater effects of the Coalition Government budget to come in October, and the resulting cuts to our defences from the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

“For example, I have been asking Ministers about the future of the Typhoon Fighter programme, which could also have an effect on the BAE site at Brough.

Hull MP slams attack on rights of private tenants

Sep 07, 2010

Diana Johnson MP today called upon the Government to protect private tenants in Hull from dodgy and absentee landlords.

The Hull North MP was responding to a report by housing charity Shelter, which demonstrated the appalling problems faced by private tenants because of rogue landlords. Diana Johnson warned that plans from the Coalition Government risked damaging the standard of private homes and the quality of life in their wider communities.

Hull MP backs sex education to cut teenage pregnancies

Sep 07, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is backing a Parliamentary Bill that would require schools to provide appropriate sex and relationships education - without exception.

The Bill, being introduced today (Wednesday 8 September) by Rhondda MP Chris Bryant, would allow parents to withdraw their children from these classes, but only if their children agreed with that decision. However, schools would not be able to opt out of providing this education.