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October 2013

Thousands of local offenders to be supervised by private firms

Oct 30, 2013 - Tags:

Thousands of Humberside’s convicted criminals could soon be supervised by G4S and Serco, as the Coalition Government privatises the Probation Service.

Many of these offenders are guilty of serious crimes including robbery, sex attacks and burglaries.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed the number of offenders currently being supervised by highly trained professional probation officers that will be off-loaded to private companies.

In the Humberside area, that means that 4,944 offenders in the hands of the likes of G4S and Serco.

Cameron's futile gesture on green energy risks Hull jobs

Oct 22, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has slammed David Cameron’s statement in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions that he is reviewing state support for green energy.

Diana Johnson MP said: “While rejecting Labour’s energy price freeze, which he could introduce now, the Prime Minister now threatens to cut support for renewable energy. 

Hull MP backs Trussell Trust call for Food Bank probe

Oct 17, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has backed the Trussell Trust’s call for a proper inquiry into the causes of the massive increase in Food Bank use.

The call was made on a visit to Hull’s main city centre Food Bank today. The Trussell Trust has reported that 2,600 people now use Food Banks in Hull and numbers continue to rise.

It’s time to end the spare gun subsidy

Oct 16, 2013 - Tags:

Diana's Johnson MP's article on the LabourList webiste on firearms licensing can be read at

Hull MP welcomes new funding for Ennerdale swimming pool

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed today’s announcement that Hull City Council is working with the NHS to remove the immediate closure threat to Ennerdale swimming pool.

But the Labour MP warned that the longer term threat hanging over the Hull North pool and other local services remained.

Hull MP demands fair deal for Hull on NHS and council funding

Oct 09, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today accused the Coalition Government of failing to give Hull a fair deal on local government and NHS funding.

Diana Johnson MP told the House of Commons: "On 9 August, the Hull Daily Mail led with the following report:

“Yesterday the Prime Minister said A & E departments would get a share of the money over the next two years, to ensure they are fully prepared for winter.”

Hull MP pays tribute to Labour's 'Founding Mothers'

Oct 07, 2013 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson made the following speech in a Westminster Hall debate on the match women's strike of 1888.