Working closely with local farmers, Dr Dan was pleased to meet with local farming member consortium, Fram Farmers, where he heard feedback and concerns from members on all manners of topics, not least of all, how agricultural policy will be affected as Britain draws ever closer to leaving the European Union.
One of the most common concerns shared by members is the availability of seasonal and migrant labour, particularly in the fruit and vegetable sector. Other shared concerns were around current high standards of welfare, food traceability, environmental practice and food production costs.
Given that so many jobs here in Suffolk are entirely based, or linked to the food and drink production and agricultural sector, Dr Dan regularly meets with farmers and food & drink producers to support them as best he can.
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Health Inequalities (20 Mar 2019)
Daniel Poulter: My hon. Friend will be aware that there are health and wellbeing boards at play in local authorities. How effective has her local health and wellbeing board been at holding the CCG and other parts of the NHS to account, not only for their spending decisions but for how those decisions impact on frontline patient care?
Gambling-Related Harm — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend makes a very good point. Although according to the headline figure only a small percentage of the general population appears to be affected by problem gambling, the reality is that the harms that manifest in that group are widespread and cause both considerable economic damage to those people and their families and damage to wider society. As my right hon. Friend rightly...