04 SEP 2017

Dr Dan welcomes Badingham's Big Ben to Westminster

Just ahead of Parliament returning from summer recess on Monday 4th September, Dr Dan was delighted to greet Ben Newton from Badingham at the end of his epic 200km, 8 hour bike ride from Badingham to Westminster.

Ben, who is 6' 9" tall and just 16 years old, is also known as Big Ben, and he planned the ride to raise money for his Scouting Explorer Belt expedition to Poland in 2018. The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to take part in a 10-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. Explorers will develop this understanding by travelling through their chosen country, working as part of a small team to complete a series of projects and, most importantly, by meeting local people. It is an experience and an achievement to remember for the rest of their lives. Ben's bike ride was generously supported by, amongst others, Best of Suffolk, the customers of Badingham Community Shop and many other friends and extended family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend makes a fair point, although it is difficult for a board that has effectively had a merger foisted on it to appreciate fully how a hospital will run across two sites—or even three sites, with Orpington as well. I am sure the Minister will go away and think about that in the context of the PFI and whether something more could be done to help with the PFI debt.

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Daniel Poulter: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I draw your attention and that of Members to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is probably worth pointing out, too, that I had the pleasure of being a medical student at King’s many years ago. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood (Helen Hayes) on securing...