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Passport chaos: Hull MP advises early applications

Jun 10, 2014 - Tags:

Diana Johnson MP is advising her Hull North constituents to make passport applications early to allow extra time for them to be processed.

Over the past month, the Hull North MP has had an unprecedented surge of complaints from constituents struggling to get passport applications processed in time for holidays, including new passports for children.

The Passport Office has a reported backlog of 500,000 applications, following staff cuts by the Coalition Government.

Hull MP slams Coalition cut to Disabled Student Allowance

Jun 05, 2014 - Tags:

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today highlighted the Coalition’s proposed ‘modernisation’ of the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

The Labour MP called on Ministers to ensure equal access to further and higher education for disabled students in Hull.

Currently, there are 9,185 students in the Yorkshire and Humber region receiving DSA, and the National Union of Students has warned that their support is at risk after the Government announced a so-called ‘modernisation’ of the crucial benefit.


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