Emma Hardy

Campaign to stop embroidered school uniform launched

Some parents are going hungry over the summer holidays in order to pay for school uniform, according to one Hull MP.

Children in school uniform
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Emma Hardy has launched a campaign to try and cut the cost of uniforms.

The Labour MP wants schools to stop forcing parents to buy clothes which have the school's embroidered logo on them.

"You shouldn't have to go to one shop in the city centre and to go and buy this uniform at an additional cost", she said.

"We're talking about embroidered logos on PE kits - for what? The children aren't in the sports teams, they're doing PE in the hall, why can't they just wear a plain white t-shirt?"

PM denies patients will miss out on pain relief treatment

Prime Minister Theresa May says it's "plain wrong" to suggest that government funding cuts mean some patients in Hull might no longer receive pain infusion treatment.

During Prime Minister's Questions, the Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, Emma Hardy, called on Theresa May to intervene.

Emma Hardy
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I've been contacted by 11 constituents who are frightened and many of them suicidal because they've been told by either Hull or the East Riding CCG that their desperately needed pain infusion treatment will be stopped. This is the cruel reality of the NHS having to ration treatment due to funding cuts"

Emma HardyMember of Parliament
Theresa May in Parliament.
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Mrs May denied the health service is having to make do with less:

We are putting extra money into the National Health Service. We are not cutting funding for the National Health Service. CCGs will be taking individual decisions about how they apportion their funding, but to stand up here and suggest we are cutting funding to the National Health Service is plain wrong"

Theresa MayPrime Minister

Ministers refuse to ban surgical mesh

The Government has rejected calls for a ban on surgical mesh implants across the UK.
The Government has rejected calls for an inquiry and a ban on surgical mesh implants across the UK. 

The devices are offered to patients suffering from prolapses or who have had hernias, but they can twist and degrade causing pain and incontinence. 

The chair of the Health Committee told MPs that some women weren't even aware the devices had been implanted. 

Mandy Baker reports.

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