Dr Dan continues to support residents in the fight against Ipswich Council's plans to concrete over the Ipswich Northern Fringe. Dr Dan believes that our precious greenbelt countryside should not be used for mass housing development when there are plenty of brownfield sites that should be prioritised for development in the centre of Ipswich.

Ipswich needs more affordable family homes but brownfield town centre development should be the priority, not mass housing built on green fields without the proper infrastructure, local transport, health and educational facilities.


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Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I thank the hon. Lady for giving way; she is being very kind. In relation to getting a full picture of suicidality, there are sometimes protective factors that stop people wanting to take their own life. For example, they may have children. There may be other factors in their life that mean that they would not want to go through with the act of ending their life, even though they are having...

Mental Health: Assessment — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (22 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I am sympathetic to a number of the points the hon. Lady makes, although, for an experienced medical professional, one component of assessing somebody who is unwell is looking at how they appear, because that may be a symptom of distress, self-neglect or other issues, notwithstanding the points she has made. One of the challenges she raised is that of those patients with fluctuating...