29 MAR 2018

Dr Dan joins cross-party call for more funding for NHS

Dr Dan has this week joined leading MPs from across the political spectrum in calling for a tax rise to boost funding for the NHS.

A letter, organised by Dr Sarah Woollaston, chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, and signed by nearly 100 MPs, including Dr Poulter, urges the government to set up a Parliamentary Commission to look at the entire way health care is funded.

It calls on the government to "act with urgency and to take a whole-system approach to the funding of the NHS, social care and public health.  On behalf of all those who rely on services, we need to break down the political barriers and to agree a way forward."

The letter suggests that the Commission could take a year, calling on expert witnesses, and then reporting by Easter 2019.

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Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)
Daniel Poulter: The hon. Gentleman speaks with great knowledge, and I pay tribute to his work promoting geothermal power in his constituency. What are his thoughts on the potential for geothermal power in more rural areas, where there is great reliance on oil central heating, often at great cost and with a high carbon footprint? Does he believe that more could be done to incentivise and encourage developers...

Backbench Business: Geothermal Energy — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)
Daniel Poulter: A number of new, larger homes—particularly barn conversions, which are very popular in Suffolk—have invested in the technology as a means of heating. My question is more about how we can do more to incentivise developers on small-scale developments, perhaps on the edge of rural villages and towns, to look at similar schemes, and what suggestions the hon. Gentleman may have to...