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September 2013

MP at Greenway Academy to back World School Milk Day

Sep 24, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson was at Greenway Academy to support World School Milk Day, which is celebrated in over 30 countries around the world. 

The goal of World School Milk Day is to celebrate children drinking milk in school and early years settings on one day of the year all across the world.  This year took place on Wednesday 25th September. Launched in 2000, the day is used to promote the importance of drinking milk at school to children in a fun and educational way. 

Hull MP welcomes Labour pledge to axe Coalition Bedroom Tax

Sep 21, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed Ed Miliband’s announcement that if elected a Labour Government will abolish the Coalition’s Bedroom Tax.

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, has committed the next Labour government to repealing David Cameron’s Bedroom Tax, and announced that he and Ed Balls have already earmarked funds to pay for it.

Hull MP calls for local people to give their views on new flood insurance plan

Sep 19, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has contacted constituents highlighting shortcomings in the Coalition Government’s recently announced flood insurance scheme – ‘Flood Re’.

The Labour MP is asking for local constituents’ views about the scheme, which she will then pass on to the Government. Hundreds of Hull North families have already come forward with their concerns about the new scheme.

Clampdown on clubs that bring sex trade to high street

Sep 18, 2013 - Tags:

Diana Johnson MP's article in the Yorkshire Post, 19 September 2013

IN towns and cities across Yorkshire – Leeds, Hull, Sheffield and elsewhere – lap dancing clubs have become an increasingly familiar

sight, as they have elsewhere in the country.

Lap dancing clubs are relatively new in the UK. The first club opened in 1995, but since then they have proliferated. Their number is now a

matter of legitimate concern to many. It has taken some years to refine the regime for controlling their

Hull MP meets Swimming Club at pool threatened with closure

Hull North MP Diana Johnson will today (Thursday 19 September) meet Hull Swimming Club members at a Hull pool threatened with closure.

The proposal to close Ennerdale swimming pool is part of Hull City Council’s response to savage funding cuts from the Coalition Government. In Parliament, all three of Hull’s Labour MPs have voted against these cuts to Hull City Council.

Last week Diana Johnson MP twice raised the threat to Ennerdale Leisure Centre’s swimming pool during House of Commons debates.

Lib Dem u-turn on free school meals ridiculed

Sep 17, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has slammed Lib Dem opportunism following yesterday’s announcement on free school meals.

Coalition snubs Hull A&E for winter crisis cash

Sep 15, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson will today visit the Accident and Emergency Department at Hull Royal Infirmary days after Ministers snubbed Hull for winter crisis cash.

Hull and East Yorkshire Health Trust recently bid for approximately £2m from the £250m extra funding being allocated to A&Es across the country to help relieve the increased pressures experienced during the winter months. This is part of the £500m of top-up funding for A&Es that the Prime Minister recently announced for the next two years.

Hull MP's message to constituents on Syria crisis

Sep 02, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has sent the following message to Hull North Constituents who have contacted her about the Commons debate on Syria held on 29 August. 

I have received a number of views from constituents on the situation in Syria, the vast majority opposed to action at this time.

Having considered these views very carefully, I share the view that military action in Syria is not justified at present.
Unfortunately, I was unable to be in Westminster last Thursday for the debate on Syria because I am one of the UK delegates to the