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November 2010

Coalition betrays Orchard Park people as scheme is axed

Nov 22, 2010

Diana Johnson MP has reacted with anger at news that Coalition Government cuts have caused the £160 million housing scheme on Hull North’s Orchard Park Estate to be axed.

Funding for the major housing regeneration scheme was announced by the previous Labour Government in July 2009, and would have meant improvements to many existing homes and new homes for rent and for sale in Orchard Park.

Since the General Election the Hull North MP has been asking Coalition ministers to state their intentions about the future of the Orchard Park Housing Scheme.

MP backs Hull students as Cameron makes Chinese gaffe

Nov 10, 2010

Diana Johnson MP today backed Hull University students in Westminster for a national protest against Coalition plans to raise tuition fees and axe the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

The Hull North Labour MP also slammed comments made in Beijing today by the Prime Minister David Cameron who told Chinese students that increasing fees for British students will help prevent fees hikes for overseas students studying in the UK.

Hull families set to lose out in Local Housing Allowance cuts

Nov 09, 2010

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today warned of the impact of changes to the Local Housing Allowance on people living in Hull.

The Labour MP’s warning comes on the day that the House of Commons will vote on proposals from the Coalition Government that would change the way the Local Housing Allowance is calculated.

The changes planned by the Government would mean that 700,000 people in Britain could lose out by an average of £9 a week according to official figures from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), with losses in every local authority in Britain from October 2011.

Cuts could mean 285 fewer Police in Humberside

Nov 01, 2010

Savage funding cuts by the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Government could mean 285 fewer police officers across Humberside, according to Hull North MP Diana Johnson.

The figure is based on applying equally across the country an estimate from the Police Federation that around 20,000 police officers could be lost over the next four years. Accountants KPMG also estimate similar cuts in police numbers of around 18,000 because of Coalition cuts.