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Emma Hardy MP comments on Hull City Council decision to reverse cuts to Doula project

Emma said:

“Since hearing that funding for peer to peer breast feeding support was vulnerable, I- along with Labour Councillors and volunteers- have been championing this vital service. This service has helped nearly 3000 women including some who were exceptionally vulnerable to give their children the best possible start in life.

“Following a meeting with the Council on Friday, I’m delighted to hear that Hull City Council’s cabinet have taken the decision to reverse their proposed cuts to peer to peer breast feeding support. The council made a decision today that will have a really positive impact on the future lives of hundreds of children.

“That being said, the Council should never have been put in the position where it has to choose between which services to keep and which to cut. Government funding cuts imposed by this Conservative Government- and previous Conservative and Lib Dem Governments- have meant that Hull City Council has lost nearly a third of its spending power since 2010. Today, I will be speaking in Parliament to ask the Chancellor to reverse his decision to reduce the ‘Banker’s Levy’ tax and instead give more money to fund Children’s Services in Hull.”

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